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Lot# 823 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 823 New Zealand

    1843 (Aug 17): Entire letter from Wanganui (renamed Petre by the New Zealand Company) to Portobello, Scotland endorsed 'Paid' in manuscript at upper left, struck with superb strike of PETRE straight line handstamp in black of despatch (first year of use). Reverse with straight line SHIP LETTER in black and London and Glasgow cds's (Feb 26 and 28, 1844) and framed Portobello datestamp in black. A superb and rare entire with long and interesting contents including a fight between the 'natives' and the local Police - "the Police Magistrate is half-crazy type of person".
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF