Losnr. 1676 - 227.-233. Auktion
1873 (July): 1 d. brown, wmk. NZ, perf. 12½, the extraordinary pair used on 1873 cover from Cambridge addressed to Donald Maclean CMG in Wellington, tied by CAMBRIDGE cds in black (Sept 10) and by "1" numeral obliterator of Auckland. Reverse with Auckland cds (Sept 12) and Wellington arrival cds. The stamps lifted for checking and hinged back to the cover. An extraordinary rarity on cover and a major rarity of the Chalon Head era. Cert. Holcombe (1988) Scott 45 = $ 17'500+/Gi = £ 16'000+ off cover.rnProvenance: Collection "Antipodes", Corinphila sale 79, Sept 1988, lot 3715.rnNote: Donald Maclean (1820-1877) was an MP at this date, prior to this he had been Minister of Native Affairs, involved in negotiations between the settlers and the Maoris from 1844 to 1861 and could be said to have been a contributing factor in the First Taranaki War. In 1867 he introduced a law providing for four Maori electorates in Parliament from 1868.
Zuschlag : 10.000 CHF
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