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Lot# 1659 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 1659 New Zealand

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    1864/71: 6 d. red-brown, two examples in a pale shade, used on 1867 cover from Ross to Ribe, Denmark via Panama, the right hand stamp with small contemporary fault at base, tied by bold strikes of "C/6" obliterators in black. Manuscript docketing of sending from the Goldfields at left "Ross 24.10 by Post Office Ross, West Coast, New Zealand" and 'London / Paid' cds of transit on front (Dec 30) in red. Reverse with 'Hokitika' transit cds (Oct 26), Christchurch cds (Oct 31) and Ribe arrival (Jan 1, 1868) all in black. The 1 shilling rate was effective from January 11, 1867 until December 8, 1868. An attractive and extremely scarce cover to a most unusual destination. Cert. RPSL (2006).rnProvenance: Collection John Woolfe, Spink, Oct 2006, lot 305.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400 CHF