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Stamps from Queen’s Collection to be auctioned in Wellington

8 March 2018

Stamps from the Queen’s Collection to be auctioned in Wellington

Lot 2328 – the moon landing error sheet

On Saturday 17th March 2018, in Wellington, over $750,000 worth of stamps will go under the hammer, said auctioneer John Mowbray.

One of the highlights of the afternoon auction is lot 412 which formerly graced Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s collection. The mint vertical pair of British one shilling stamps, featuring Queen Victoria, has a 2001 certificate of genuineness and a catalogue value according to British stamp dealer Stanley Gibbons of over £48,000, with an auction reserve of $8,750.

The afternoon auction commencing at 1pm opens with numerous stamp collections, with estimates ranging from $60 to $8,000; so should be something of appeal to every collector and their budget. Also featured are stamps well over 170 years old (eg. Great Britain 1d Blacks) as well as more modern items of interest such as a handsome New Zealand 1931 Health first day cover, with an estimate of $2,500 - not bad for a total outlay of 4c in old currency.

The 10.30am morning session features a one vendor auction of mainly New Zealand stamps and includes some fantastic printing errors. Mowbrays are proud to offer a unique error, a sheetlet of ten $1.50 stamps issued by New Zealand in 1994 to mark the 25th anniversary of the first manned landing on the moon – this sheet is missing the central image of the astronaut and the moon. This comes with a presale estimate of $10,000.

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