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Lot 273

New Zealand, 1909, Universal Penny Postage, 1d carmine (Scott 131a), De La Rue chalk-surfaced paper, horizontal pair, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
SG 405a; £375+ ($580).
Scott $410+.
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Lot 274
New Zealand, 1938, Pictorial, 9d red & gray black, perf 13½x14 (Scott 213a var.), Multiple NZ & Star watermark inverted, left sheet margin block of 4, o.g., lightly hinged, bit of black mounting remnant on right stamps, lower left stamp never hinged, Very Fine.
SG 587bw.
SG £800 ($1,240).
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 275

New Zealand, 2003, 50c Ailsa Mountains, silver fern leaf overprint, recalled design (Scott 1861 var.), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine. Accompanied by a 2003 Campbell Paterson letter of explanation and provenance.
Campbell Paterson PE25b(Z); $3,500 ($2,760).
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500

500 sheets of the 50c had a silver foil fern leaf printed over the black fern leaf that was already part of the normal stamp design. The initial printing utilized a large solid fern leaf, unlike the smaller, segmented leaf of the original design. The large overprint was deemed unsatisfactory and was replaced with a smaller, segmented leaf, but not until a few sheets with the larger overprint had been sent out. New Zealand Post attempted to recall the first sheets and most were returned. It is not know how many sheets actually remained in public hands—but it is a very small number.

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