(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.
1864 incoming cover to Nelson from Horsham, Great Britain franked 1862-64 6d. lilc, plate 4, GG, tied duplex of MR 17, arrival backstamp of JA 9 65, front bears framed UNCLAIMED with further Nelson cds of JY 31, redirected to Collingwood with JY 14 cds; damaged at back.
1864-71 Wmk Large Star 6d. brown bearing a good example the rare Province of Auckland 6 cds. This cancel was used at the time of the Waikato War, July, 1863 – May 1865 and as a relief during 1866. Only three copies of the numeral 6 cancellation are known and July 3, 1866 is the latest date recorded.
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.
1875 cover addressed to a Girls Orphanage, American Mission, North West Provinces, India franked 1874-78 1s green, white paper, perf compound with gutter at left tied Dunedin duplex, reverse with various Indian transits and a Postage Due handstamp resulting from the redirections; fault in envelope at top centre.
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.
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.