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Schuyler J. Rumsey Philatelic Auctions Sale - 87

The Dr. David Patterson Collection of New Zealand Chalon Heads

Precursors
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
6001 () 1 imageNova Scotia, 1853, 1d red brown. Unused without gum, four ample to large margins, wonderfully fresh on deeply blued paper, accompanied by 1d black plate proof on card, fresh and Very Fine, with 1986 Brandon certificate. Scott No. 1 $2,500.
SG No. 1; £3,000 ($3,940).

The 1853 Nova Scotia 1d by Perkins, Bacon was the first representation of Humphry's engraving of the Chalon portrait on a postage stamp.
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SG £3,000 ($3,940)

SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction
6002 E 1E imageNew Zealand, 1853, Chalon Portrait, circular die essay on thin paper. This was a Bank Note die trimmed close to circular frame, Very Fine. Scott No. 1E.
SG No. 1E; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)

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Est. $300-400
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6003 E 1E imageNew Zealand, 1853, Chalon Portrait oval die essay on card. Trimmed to oval frame, the head and shoulders here were used for the New Zealand stamps, Very Fine and scarce. Scott No. 1E.
SG No. 1E; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)

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Est. $200-300
SOLD for $150.00
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6004 E 1E imageNew Zealand, 1853, Chalon Portrait tall oval die essay on card. Trimmed to oval frame, Very Fine and scarce. Scott No. 1E.
SG No. 1E; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)

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Est. $200-300
SOLD for $210.00
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6005 E 1E imageNew Zealand, 1853, engine-turned background trade sample on thin card. Octagon trimmed showing "7" die number at top, fresh and Very Fine. Scott No. 1E.
SG No. 1E; Estimate $150 - 200.

This trade sample by Perkins, Fairman & Heath with pattern used in the New Zealand stamps for the background outside the circle containing the portrait.
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Est. $150-200
SOLD for $180.00
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Die Proofs, Plate Proofs & Reprints
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
6006 P 40P imageNew Zealand, 1862, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 3d die proof in black on India. India paper on card (29 x 36 mm), bright and fresh., Extremely Fine and rare, with 2017 R.P.S.L. certificate. Scott No. 13. Campbell Paterson No. A3a.
SG No. 40P; Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.

Provenance: Gerald Ellott
Yeroc, J.M.A. Gregson, January 2000, lot 6
.

AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE 3D DIE PROOF IN BLACK. (Image1)

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Est. $3,000-4,000
SOLD for $3,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
6007 P 1P imageNew Zealand, 1855, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 1d black, plate proof on wove paper. Unwatermarked, full margins including sheet margin at left despite the haphazard laying-down of the plates, note the irregular spacing between impressions in both rows and columns, all impressions have a leftward slant; couple small flaws incl. some minor creasing, Very Fine. Scott No. 1P. Campbell Paterson No. A1c.
SG No. 1P; Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.

THE LARGEST RECORDED INTACT PROOF BLOCK OF THE 1D VALUE, HAVING BEEN REMOVED FROM A LARGER BLOCK OF 82 STAMPS.

The 1d, 2d and 1sh stamps were official ordered from Perkins,Bacon & Co. of London on March 5, 1853. The dies and plates were produced in 1854 and shipped to New Zealand along with printing supplies on September 28, 1854. At least one proof sheet from each plate was printed on medium white wove unwatermarked paper. They are easily distinguished from later reprints, often on card, by the sharpness of the impression and absence of plate wear.

The 1d value had 10 of the 240 plate impressions re-entered, more than any of the other denominations.
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Est. $3,000-4,000
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6008 P 2P imageNew Zealand, 1855, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 2d black, plate proof on wove paper. Unwatermarked, full margins including large sheet margin at right, compared to the 1d plate, the impressions are oriented vertically but spacing between the impressions is variable; couple small flaws including stain spot in margin, Very Fine. Scott No. 2P. Campbell Paterson No. A2b.
SG No. 2P; Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

A RARE LARGE PROOF BLOCK OF THE 2D VALUE, HAVING BEEN REMOVED FROM A LARGER BLOCK OF 48 STAMPS.

There is a weakness in the background above "PENCE" for position 15/11 that is seen on the printed stamps. Many of the vertical frame lines are weak, eg. the left line on position 18/12 and required required recutting and strengthening between printing of the plate proof sheet and the actual stamps. Three re-entries and two positions with flaws are recorded.
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Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $675.00
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6009 P 3P imageNew Zealand, 1855, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 1s black, plate proof on wove paper. Unwatermarked, full margins including sheet margin at bottom and sides; some minor creasing, Very Fine and rare. Scott No. 3P. Campbell Paterson No. A6b.
SG No. 3P; Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

PROBABLY THE LARGEST RECORDED INTACT PROOF BLOCK OF THE 1SH VALUE, HAVING BEEN REMOVED FROM A LARGER BLOCK OF 60 STAMPS.

The impressions on this block are much more accurately laid down than on the 1d and 2d plates. Row 1/5 is the only re-entered position. A small area of weakness in the spandrels below the Queen's shoulder on the left is present in all positions and is a defect on the die.
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Est. $2,000-3,000
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6010 P 12P imageNew Zealand, 1859, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 6d black, plate proof on wove paper. Unwatermarked. Right margin block of 12 (R. 5-7/9-12), full to large margins except clear at bottom, Very Fine and rare plate proof multiple. Scott No. 9eP. Campbell Paterson No. A5.
SG No. 12P; Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

Provenance: Yeroc, J.M.A. Gregson, January 2000, lot 8.

The 6d plate was ordered in 1858 to provide a stamp to prepay postage on letters to the United Kingdom from March 27th 1857. For almost 2 years, the 6d rate was paid by strips of three of the 2d stamp. The premium route "Via Marseilles" required an additional 1d and 2d stamps (9d for ¼ oz. letter).
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Est. $1,000-1,500
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6011 P 113P imageNew Zealand, 1864, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 2d pale blue, very worn plate, plate proof. Large Star watermark. On stout unwatermarked paper, block of 18 formed from rejoined blocks of eight and ten (rows 19-20, positions 4-12), margins ample to slightly in at right; two vertical creases and a few pinholes, Very Fine appearance, a very scarce large proof multiple. Scott No. 32a. Campbell Paterson No. A2m.
SG No. 113P; Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

Provenance: Marcel Stanley
John Boker
Joseph Hackmey, Spink Shreves
Paul Kruger, Schuyler Rumsey, April 2018, Lot 286
.

In 1864, Davies printed a sheet of the 2d from plate I which he sent to Perkins, Bacon with a request for a new plate.
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Est. $1,000-1,500
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6012 P   imageNew Zealand, 1902-1929, Reprinted Die Proofs by Perkins Bacon & Co. Collection of 38 proofs comprising types (a) in seven different colors (b) in six different colors (c) with serpiginous line and dots, in five different colors (d) with serpiginous line and dashes, in four different colors (e) printed for the Herts Philatelic Society (Jun. 4th 1907) in five different colors; and the 1950 dies printed for the Royal of N.Z. in six different colors, Very Fine and attractive group.
Estimate; $2,000 - 3,000.

Provenance: Marcel Stanley, Christies Robson Lowe, December 1992, lot 383.

These proofs were trade samples printed by Perkins, Bacon & Co. from a rejected roller die for the 1d value that was retained by them. The original working des had been sent to New Zealand in the 1860s.
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Est. $2,000-3,000
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6013   imageNew Zealand, 1906 1d-1s Official Reprints, black on medium wove creamy paper. Collection group including plated blocks of ten comprising 1d, 2d plates I and II, 4d, 6d and 1s, blocks of four of 2d plate II, 6d (2) and 1s, plus a 1d-1s set of singles; also includes a set of Hausberg 1d-1s pairs, Very Fine collection.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)

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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $250.00
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1855 Chalon Issue, London Print, Imperforate, Wmk. Large Star
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
6014 () 1 imageNew Zealand, 1855, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 1d dull carmine. London printing, Large Star watermark, unused without gum, full margins and fresh bright color., Extremely Fine and choice, with 2015 Odenweller certificate. Scott No. 1 $85,000. Campbell Paterson No. A1a $150,000 ($102,600).
SG No. 1; £70,000 ($91,980).

Provenance: Joseph Hackmey, Spink Shreves, May 2010, lot 2029
Paul Kruger, 2017 Private Sale
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ONE OF THE FINEST UNUSED EXAMPLES OF THE 1855 1D LONDON PRINT ISSUE IN COMPLETELY SOUND CONDITION - A GREAT CHALON HEAD RARITY. (Image1)

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SG £70,000 ($91,980)

SOLD for $32,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
6015 o 1 var. imageNew Zealand, 1855, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 1d dull carmine, Re-entry R. 18/6. London printing, Large Star watermark, showing re-entry above top frame-line and in value tablet, large to extra large margins except slightly in at left, bright color, neatly cancelled barred "1" oval at Auckland, Fine, with 1959 R.P.S.L. certificate. Scott No. 1 var. Campbell Paterson No. A1a (Z).
SG No. 1 var.; £20,000+ ($26,280); Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.

Provenance: ex-Alfred Clayton, 1959
Gerald Ellott
Joseph Hackmey, Spink Shreves, February 2009, lot 1018
.

AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE RE-ENTRY VARIETY OF THE 1855 1D LONDON PRINT ISSUE. (Image1)

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SG £20,000+ ($26,280)
Est. $5,000-7,500

SOLD for $5,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
6016 o 1 imageNew Zealand, 1855, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 1d dull carmine. London printing, Large Star watermark, numeral "16" barred oval cancel of Christchurch, huge margins margins to barely touched at bottom left, deep rich color on bright paper; light internal crease and small scissor cut at bottom, Very Fine appearance, a wonderful example of the very rare 1d London printing first issue, with 1992 B.P.A. certificate. Scott No. 1 $20,000. Campbell Paterson No. A1a.
SG No. 1; £20,000 ($26,280). (Image1)

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SG £20,000 ($26,280)

SOLD for $5,250.00
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6017 o 1 imageNew Zealand, 1855, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 1d dull carmine. London printing, Large Star watermark, vertical pair, cancelled by light "11" barred oval of Port Ahuriri, large margins to slightly in at bottom, fresh with rich color; both stamps slightly thinned, top stamp with small tear at top, F.-V.F. appearance, with 1987 Odenweller and 2002 R.P.S.N.Z. certificates. Scott No. 1. Campbell Paterson No. A1a.
SG No. 1; £40,000 + as singles ($52,560).

Provenance: E.J. Lee, H.R. Harmer, January 1942, lot 313.

THE ONLY RECORDED VERTICAL PAIR OF THE 1855 LONDON PRINT ISSUE.

As Odenweller discusses, there are very few London print multiples and this is the only recorded vertical multiple for any value. It is believed that the stamps were cut into rows of 12 for easy storage and record keeping in shillings.

References: Illustrated in Odenweller as fig. 2.13, p. 32.
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SG £40,000 + as singles ($52,560)

SOLD for $5,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
6018 1 imageNew Zealand, 1855, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 1d dull carmine. London printing, Large Star watermark, clear to large margins all around, except right slightly in at top right and small margin defect, left with tiny tear at bottom right, each with rich color, each tied by barred "1" ovals, matching "Auckland, New Zealand, OC 12 1855" backstamp on blue cover to Halifax, England, blue "Halifax, FE 4 1856" arrival double-arc datestamp; small cover imperfections and partial flap, Very Fine and rare use. Scott No. 1. Campbell Paterson No. A1a (Y).
SG No. 1; £40,000 as off-cover singles ($52,560); Estimate $20,000 - 30,000.

Provenance: Maurice Burrus, Robson Lowe, 7/23/1963, lot 29
Major Henry Dumas, Spink, 3/15/2000, lot 259
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ONE OF ONLY 5 RECORDED USAGES OF THE 1855 1D LONDON PRINT ISSUE.

The five recorded usages:
1. 1855 Aug. 13, Auckland to Birmingham, England with 1d pair, ex-"Chalon", H. Gordon Kaye, Hackmey
2. 1855 Oct. 3, Nelson to Northumberland, England with 1d pair, ex-Odenweller
3. 1855 Oct. 12, Auckland to Halifax, England with two 1d singles, ex-Burrus, Dumas
4. 1855 Nov. 19, vertical pair on front only, Bett Archives
5. 1858 Feb. 8, Ahuriri to Wellington with two 1d singles, ex-Stanley, "Antipodes".
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SG £40,000 as off-cover singles ($52,560)
Est. $20,000-30,000

SOLD for $24,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
6019 () 2 imageNew Zealand, 1855, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 2d dull blue on blued paper. London printing, Large Star watermark, unused without gum, huge margins to clear at left, fresh vibrant color, Very Fine, with 2013 R.P.S.N.Z. certificate. Scott No. 2 $40,000. Campbell Paterson No. A2a $75,000 ($51,300).
SG No. 2; £35,000 ($45,990).

A CHOICE SOUND UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 2D LONDON PRINTING FIRST ISSUE. (Image1)

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SG £35,000 ($45,990)

SOLD for $12,000.00
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6020 o 2 imageNew Zealand, 1855, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 2d dull blue on blued paper. London printing, Large Star watermark, numeral "16" barred oval of Christchurch, full to large margins, brilliant color with detailed impression on bright paper, Very Fine and choice. Scott No. 2 $775. Campbell Paterson No. A2a.
SG No. 2; £650 ($850). (Image1)

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SG £650 ($850)

SOLD for $625.00
Will close during Public Auction

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