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Paul Wales and Elaine Bruce of Classic Stamps Ltd
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This auction will close 21 July 2017 at 9:00am N.Z. time.

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1907 Pictorials. 1/- perf 14 x 15. A superb fine used pair (Takaka, 7 June 1909). Very well centred. CP E19b, SG 385.
KGV. Perkins Bacon essay die proof of Richardson's first design for the 1d value. In red on glazed card. Very fine in superb condition.
5/- Arms Official (vertical overprint). Fine used (Wellington, 22 March 1938) block of four.
Only the second used block of four we have handled.
CP ZO33a, SG O113.
1 no wmk. UHM block of four with blue (spots on wings) misplaced upwards.
A major colour shift.

1d KEVII Land. UHM block of four (shows the displacement that results from the two stages of overprinting).
Two certificates.

A premium block. Faint tone on one. Usual centring.
CP RD1a, SG A1.
Catalogue value $6,600.

2004 $9.00 Landscapes (Rangitoto Island) Booklet. 2 Kiwis. Printed on the backing paper (no self-adhesive on the stamps). CP W99a(W), SG SB123. Catalogue value $1,400.

Australia Postal Stationery. 5d on 4d KGV registered cover (rectangular design). Unused. ACSC RE23
Australia. 1967 $1 QEII booklet.
'Use Postal Orders . . . .'.
SG SB43.
Falkland Islands.
1904 5/- KEVII.
LHM. SG 50.
Great Britain. 2015 Penny Black Anniversary mini-sheet. UHM. Released at this May's Europhilex London Stampshow. All individually numbered and limited to 3 per customer. With original folder as sold by UK Post Office.
FFQ Chalon. 6d blue perf 12. Used manuscript cancel).
Christmas. 1995 mini-sheet and phoncard in original pack. The mini-sheet was only available in this limited edition pack with the phonecard.
Health. 1996 40 Teddy Bear' stamp, se-tenant with the 80 stamp. CP T68a, SG 2000a. VERY SCARCE.
2009 International Polar Year (Antarctic) mini-sheet overprinted (in silver) for the 2011 Centenary Stamp Exhibition ('CPS100'). UHM. SCARCE.
POW Aerogramme/postcard. 1944. Unused. Samuel GB.1a.
'New Zealand Antarctic Postal History to 1941'. Robert Duns. 110 pages with many photos. Covers mainly Scott and Shackleton. With Shirase,Davis, Carnegie, Byrd and Mawson to a lesser extent. Out of print and very scarce.
TAAF, French Antarctic Territory. 1968 30f Port-aux-Francais. UHM. SG 44. SCARCE.
"An Exhibition Display of New Zealand Stamps with Perforated Initials" (Perfins). By R.D. Samuel. Shows all 8 frames of Samuel's exhibit. Important for perfin collectors.
'NZ Postal Stationery Catalogue. Part 1 - Postcards' 1988. Robert Samuel. Covers 1876-1980.
'A Postal History of Ross Dependency, 1955-77'.
Mark Jurisich.
187 pages. 400+ photos.
'A Postal History of Campbell Island' 1907-2001. Mark Jurisich.

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