Neuseeland (NZ) - Briefe 1864
Katalog Stanley Gibbons (SG) 55
New Zealand, 1864 (6 Jan.) envelope from Auckland to London, bearing a very fine 1862, 6d. red-brown with roulette 7 of Auckland on three sides and clearly cancelled "1", despatch c.d.s. on reverse and reverse image of arrival c.d.s. on face; the envelope repaired at upper left corner and below. An attractive stamp and very scarce on cover.
Robert P. Odenweller notes in his book "The postage stamps of New Zealand 1855-1873; the Chalon Head issues": "Covers are similarly difficult to find. Judging from major sales, many of which have no covers at all of the rouletted variety, an estimate of a maximum of twenty such covers would be generous"
B.P.A. Certificate (1990) before the cover was repaired. Sc. 14c; S.G. 55 = 475 GBP off cover).
Provenance: H. Gordon Kaye, April 1991