Neuseeland (NZ) - Briefe 1863
Katalog Stanley Gibbons (SG) 75
New Zealand, 1863 (15 Dec.) envelope from Waianiwa to Dunkeld (Scotland), bearing Chalon Head 6d. black-brown perforated such that the value is completely missing at foot, cancelled "7" in oval of thin bars and with "W3 DE 15 63" c.d.s. alongside, the reverse with two Invercargill, Southland transit c.d.s. (15.12) in red and arrival c.d.s. (19.2).
Very rare, being one of only a handful of covers recorded from this office. Signed Holcombe. Scott 19b; S.G. 75.
Provenance: "Antipodes", October 1988.
Note: Only five covers, all but one from the same correspondence, are known with the Southland "W3" c.d.s., only one of which (presumably this cover) has the numeral "7" decipherable. See N.Z. Handbook, Vol. VII, pages 191-192.