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New Zealand Stamps and Postal History

The first New Zealand stamps issued on 20th July 1855, are known as the “Chalons” after the Alfred Chalon painting of the young Queen, which also inspired the stamps central design. This wonderful series continued with many changes including perforations, watermarks, paper and inks until 1873. It was a triumph of the engravers art and printers cunning utilising as it didn't just the portrait but also the circular engine-turned background from the first stamps of Chile, Nova Scotia and also South Australia. In addition the radiating spandrels outside of the central vignette which were taken from a banknote design and the same Chilean stamp.
The later Victorian portrait New Zealand stamps are referred to as the ‘Sideface’ issues. These stamps are enjoyed by collectors seeking to find examples of the different perforation combinations. Also, in 1893 commercial adverts were printed on the reverse of stamps and these are highly collectible. Then, in 1898 an innovative set of pictorial designs were issued showing New Zealand’s spectacular landscapes. As a result, this set the scene for a generation of high quality engraved designs which were New Zealand’s own and not shared elsewhere.
The ‘Health’ charity fund stamps were a unique innovation which began in the 1920s and continues today, the most famous being the 1931 “Smiling Boy” set. The Postal Fiscals also set New Zealand apart with fiscal stamps being authorised for use as postage from 1882 to recent times, these appear very different to ‘regular’ postage stamps and care must be taken by collectors of used stamps to obtain examples with postal cancellations.

New Zealand Stamps

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  • Lot 488 (Public Auction #8334)

    Saturday 11th June 2022, 07:00

    Est. £100 - £120

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    NEW ZEALAND - 1850's-1960's COLLECTION on a pile of pages, from a range of Chalon types, Sideface, Pictorials, back of the book issues etc. (Qty)
  • Lot 489 (Public Auction #8334)

    Saturday 11th June 2022, 07:00

    Est. £300 - £400

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    NEW ZEALAND - 1893 ADVERT BACK STAMPS COLLECTION a specialised collection on pages, incl. a study of settings, includes values to 1s in various colours, though largely 1d and 2d issues, careful che...
  • Lot 490 (Public Auction #8334)

    Saturday 11th June 2022, 07:00

    Est. £80 - £100

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    NEW ZEALAND - 1899-1937 ACCUMULATION presented on stock pages, incl. 1899 5s vermilion no wmk perf 11 used and unused, 1902 5s red perf 11 used (Sideways Wmk), 1906 range of  used vals to 2s, later...
  • Lot 491 (Public Auction #8334)

    Saturday 11th June 2022, 07:00

    Est. £60 - £80

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    NEW ZEALAND - 1913-72 USED COLLECTION of Commemorative and Health issues written up on an album, Health incl. 1929-30, 1932-73 complete run plus some miniature sheets incl. 1957, 1958 (2 of each fr...
  • Lot 492 (Public Auction #8334)

    Saturday 11th June 2022, 07:00

    Est. £70 - £90

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    NEW ZEALAND - 1935-36 Pictorials complete set (SG 556/569) used, with perforation types & shades, including 1½d wmk inverted & reversed, 2½d (x3 incl two perf 13-14x13½), 5d (x3 incl one perf 13½x1...
  • Lot 493 (Public Auction #8334)

    Saturday 11th June 2022, 07:00

    Est. £90 - £120

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    NEW ZEALAND - 1960s-90s NEVER HINGED MINT COLLECTION with sets and miniature sheets, plus additional varieties & plate flaws within blocks, coil strips and Back of the Book issues, incl. 1968 3c Ma...
  • Lot 494 (Public Auction #8334)

    Saturday 11th June 2022, 07:00

    Est. £180 - £220

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    NEW ZEALAND - 1975-82 DEFINITIVES PLATE & IMPRINT BLOCKS never hinged mint corner Plate & Imprint blocks of up to 20 stamps, all values to $5, Campbell Paterson PA1/35 (SG 1086/1105, 1201/03b, 1232...
  • Lot 495 (Public Auction #8334)

    Saturday 11th June 2022, 07:00

    Est. £35 - £45

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    NEW ZEALAND - 1988-95 BIRDS DEFINITIVES - IMPRINT BLOCKS never hinged mint blocks of six, all values to 90c (SG 1459a/68, Campbell Paterson PC11/PC22), largely complete for the various numbers of '...
  • Lot 856 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £50 - £60

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    NEW ZEALAND - 1862-64 deep blue wmk large star, SG 36, v fine 4 margin used.
  • Lot 857 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £45 - £50

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    NEW ZEALAND - 1898 1d to 5d var. shades, bet. SG 247-253a, mint. Cat £190+ (9)

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