Showing items in category New Zealand, newest first
|1871 New Zealand|
1871 envelope to Christchurch bearing a 2d, correctly paying the local rate, tied by a barred '16' oblitorator with a KAIAPOI MY 9 71 datestamp on the back. A Christchurch arrival canceller of the same date is also on the back of the cover. On the front is a very fine strike of the scarce 'TOO LATE' handstamp of Kaiapoi. The reason for this handstamp is that although it arrived in Christchurch the same day it was posted, it had missed the first delivery. Kaiapoi is about ten miles north of Christchurch. A very fine and scarce cover.
|1871 New Zealand|
1871 envelope to Birsay, Orkney, Scotland, bearing two 2d's (the left stamp being a worn plate pale blue) and a 6d red-brown, tied by DUNEDIN MY 18 71 duplex cancellers. On the back are Thurso JY 16 and Stromness JY 17 71 transit datestamps. A great destination, Birsay being at the north west corner of the Orkney Main Island.
|1869 New Zealand|
1869 envelope to Birsay, Orkney, Scotland, endorsed 'Via Marseille', bearing a 4d yellow and 6d red brown, (S.G. 120 & 122) tied by DUNEDIN OC 1 69 duplex cancellers. On the back are Thurso and Stromness DE 2 69 transit datestamps. There are minor perf. faults on the 4d but a good example of these stamps paying the 10d rate to a very unusual destination, Birsay being about the remotest place one could find in the UK!
|1900 Boer War|
1900 New Zealand Contingent envelope to Wellington endorsed 'On Active Service 4th Cont. N. Z. R. R.' with a Field Post Office DE 7 00 datestamp. The cover was taxed and a New Zealand 1d postage due affixed and tied. The sender, John Ross, 1032, has signed the cover at the lower left and the officer commanding has also signed alongside. A Wellington arrival cancel is on the back of the cover. Private John Ross was from Clutha and was in the 4th Contingent that sailed for South Africa on the 'Monowai' on 20th March 1900. He served for 1 year and 123 days in South Africa before being shipped back to New Zealand. He re-enlisted with the 10th Contingent this time as a Sergeant on April 14 1902 and served 87 days in South Africa. He was awarded the Queen’s S.A. Medal and Clasps “Cape Colony”, “Transvaal”, “Rhodesia”, “South Africa 1901” and “South Africa 1902” medals.
|1869 New Zealand|
1869 Army and Navy Hotel, Queen Street, envelope to Melbourne, Victoria, franked with a pair of 3d cancelled by AUCKLAND MR 23 69 duplex cancellers. A Melbourne AP 17 69 arrival c.d.s. is on the back of the cover. An early hotel advertising cover.
|1907 New Zealand|
1907 registered cover to Melbourne, Australia, with a 4d cancelled MASTERTON 7 MY 07. A registration handstamp is at the upper left of the cover, on the back is a Melbourne 16. 5. 07. arrival cancel.
|1904 New Zealand|
1904 registered envelope to Dunedin franked with a 1d and two 1½d's, paying the 4d rate, cancelled WELLINGTON 8 FE 04. A Dunedin 10 FE arrival c.d.s. is on the back.
|1931 New Zealand Earthquake |
1931 cover to Napier franked with a 1d cancelled GISBORNE FE 12 1931 that has a violet straight line 'EMERGENCY EARTHQUAKE AIR MAIL' cachet at the lower left corner and the signature of the pilot Flt. Lt. D. M. Allan. At 10.47a.m.on Tuesday 3rd February 1931 a devastating earthquake (7.8 on the Richter scale) hit Napier and Hastings, killing 256 people. Due to damage in the area considerable use of aeroplanes was made to convey mail. No direct flights were possible to Napier and this cover was flown to Hastings for onward transmission by road.
|1912 New Zealand|
1912 envelope to Denmark franked with a ½d and a pair of 1d's cancelled OTAUTAU 30 DE 12. A Copenhagen 3.2.13. arrival c.d.s. is on the back. Fine.
|1944 New Zealand|
1944 censored airmail envelope to Scotland franked with a 3/- and a 6d cancelled by a WANGANUI 30 JN 1944 slogan canceller.
|1910 New Zealand|
1910 advertising envelope for the New Zealand Express Co. to London, unfranked but has a pink DUNEDIN PAID 3 AP 10 datestamp as well as a Dunedin roller cancel of the same date.
|1901 Boer War|
1901 envelope, from a member of the New Zealand Contingent, endorsed 'No stamps available, on active service, 3668'. An ARMY POST OFFICE, NATAL FIELD FORCE STANDERTON MAY 30 1901 octagonal datestamp is on the front of the cover along with a Wellington 14 JUL 01 arrival cancel. Written by Private Alan Bruce Saunders to his father, Private Saunders No 3668 of the 19th Company sailed to South Africa on the S. S. Cornwall on January 30 1901. This was in the 6th Contingent that went there. An interesting item.
|1900 Boer War|
1900 envelope, from a member of the New Zealand Contingent, Trooper T Gaudin, endorsed 'Tom on active service / No. 85 N.Z.M.R.' bearing a Transvaal 2d and ½d which have Army Post Office cancels. On the reverse are Wellington DEC 12 and Auckland DEC 14 1900 transit and arrival cancels. Trooper No 85, Thomas Joseph Holte Gaudin was in the first detachment of 214 New Zealand troops that was sent to South Africa, which left Wellington on the S S Waiwera on 21 October 1899, 11 days after war was declared. A scarce item from a trooper in this first contingent of New Zealand Mounted Rifles.
|1900 Boer War - New Zealand Contingent|
1900 envelope endorsed 'On Active Service, No Stamps Available' to Wellington, New Zealand, with a Plymouth 21 AP 00 cancellation. The cover has been signed at the lower left by J.W.Wingfield. On the back is a Wellington JUN 7 1900 arrival cancel. It would appear as though this was posted on a troopship taking New Zealand soldiers to South Africa.
|1915 New Zealand|
1915 unfranked envelope back to New Zealand with a very fine strike of the violet boxed 'N.Z. Expeditionary Forces / 8 OCT 1915 / No. 1 HOSPITAL SHIP'. Endorsed on the reverse by George Kitchin, the medical orderly on board, where he states that the contents refer to private affairs only. This was sent from Alexandria, Egypt, during the 1st commission of HS Maheno. Some minor edge wear otherwise fine.
1892 envelope sent registered to Christchurch franked with a 2d pair and a 1d cancelled SPRINGFIELD 8 MR 92. A Christchurch 9 MR 92 arrival c.d.s. is on the reverse. Faults..
1893 N. Z. GOVERNMENT LIFE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT official envelope to Cullensville, Blenheim, franked with a 2d Life Insurance 'Lighthouse' stamp, (SG L3) cancelled Wellington 7 NO 93. On the reverse are Blenheim 8 NO and Cullensville 11 NO 93 transit and arrival datestamps. This was the first Life Insurance envelope that was printed. Extremely fine.
1870 mourning envelope to Prince Edward Island, North America, endorsed 'Via San Francisco Mail Route', franked with a 1/- yellow-green, perf 12½ (SG 125) and cancelled by the AUCKLAND barred “1” duplex obliterator of JU 6 70. On the reverse are St. Johns, N.B., Prince Edward Island and Montreal datestamps. Very fine. R.P.S. 2006 Certificate.
1860 envelope to England, franked with an imperf 6d pale brown (very large margins) lightly cancelled by the barred numeral '11' obliterator of Ahuriri with a SP 1 1860 datestamp on the reverse. A Margate 20 DE 60 arrival c.d.s. is also on the reverse of the envelope. Extremely fine, and very uncommon to find such a large margined stamp on cover.
1865 envelope to London bearing a 4d rose and 6d brown, cancelled by two strikes of the Dunedin / Otago barred duplex OC 18 65. A red London Paid arrival datestamp 13 FE 66 is also on the front of the envelope. An attractive item, the 4d rose seldom seen used on envelope.