(Samoa) 1909 (26 FE) registered cover to Altenburg, Germany franked 1900 30pf., 40pf. and 2M., each a marginal, not cancelled on despatch so each cancelled in transit Auckland N.Z. Loose Letters cds, Auckland registration label tied by cds, the envelope having been endorsed Registered in English and French but without label; a heavy linen backed envelope, some toning, unusual and rare.
1873 (JA 14) entire to Christchurch franked 1864-71 1d. pale orange-vermilion and 1871-73 1d. brown from a worn plate tied two Wellington duplex, arrival backstamp, stamps with usual variable perfs but still attractive example of different colour, same denomination cover.
1878 (AU 2) registered cover to Waddington Post Office, Canterbury, New Zealand franked 1858-79 2d., PH, unclear plate (damage to top right corner) and 1876 8d., MC, with heavy obliterators, Registered Lombard St. cds, large oval Registered Dunedin SE 7 78 arrival date stamp, Registered Christchurch alongside, the obverse bears manuscript “Unclaimed” and “No Contents of Value”, the front also with Christchurch cds of 9 JA 79. Also with Post Office workshop proof with manuscript notes.
1884 (AU 1) mourning envelope to Wellington, New Zealand, franked 1881 1d. lilac Die II pair and 1883-84 4d. and 6d. green tied by London S.W. 48 duplex. Annotated to be carried on the SS Aoraigi out of Plymouth. Tear in top left corner, a scarce franking.
1898 (SP 3) incoming cover from Whitehaven, Great Britain to Henderson, Auckland, underfranked bearing hexagonally handstamped T/25 L. bottom left and at right circular framed To Pay/ 5d, reverse with Auckland cds of 17 OC and final arrival of Henderson of 18. OC.
1901 (13 MR) stampless cover to Mount Vernon, Waipawa bearing manuscript O.P.S. and signed Eric Goldsmith. Also with letter stating that he, Eric Goldsmith was coming to inspect the recipients property on behalf of Commission of Crown Lands, Waipukurau arrival backstamp. The envelope and letter with Empire Hotel imprints.
1902 picture postcard ‘Gare de Toussoun’ to New Zealand written on board steamer in the Suez Canal frankd Great Britain ½d. green Jubilee tied by framed ‘MISDIRECTED’ handstamp, Suez cds alongside (14 IV) and to left of this Christchurch arrival cds of 20 MY. Fine and unusual.
1907 (AP 24) cover addressed to a passenger on S.S. Rimutaka, Cape Town/ London to New Zealand franked pair 1d. KEVII tied Frome cds, Bristol transit on reverse of next day and Cape Town arrival of MY 14, missing the ship and forwarded to Lyttleton, Wellington with Cape Town P.B.S. cds of MY 14, Lyttelton arrival on 9 SP, octagonal Christchurch Unclaimed and two-line handstamp ADVERTISED/ UNCLAIMED. Vertical filing crease.
1920 Victory Stamp proofs selection with imperf plate proofs 1d. deep magenta and 1½d. pale sage-green, sepia and violet, 1½d. sage-green block of 4 Ex Gawaine Baillie, three imperf 1d. colour trials imperf in different colours (Only perforated colour trials are listed) and group of imperf stamps in issued colours overprinted specimen in full horizontally or part diagonally. A fine assembly.
1935 Stamp Printing Office Die Proofs of the 1935 Airmail issue produced in December 1934, with dates and numbers on the revers of the card as follows:- 1d green 20/12/34 No.5, 3d. blue 21/12/34 No.8 and 6d. brown 20/12/34 No 37; some damage to the 1d., a remarkable item, probably unique in private ownership. Ex. Sir Gawaine Baillie