|Stamps - Queen Victoria - Chalons|
|Realisation Price||525.00 USD|
Schuyler Rumsey Philatelic Auctions / The Dr. David Patterson Collection of New Zealand - 27/04/2019 / 1855-58 Chalon Issue, Auckland Print, Imperforate, Unwmkd. / Lot 6037
New Zealand, 1856, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 2d blue on blue paper, "Two Pearls" variety (Pos. R. 14/5). Auckland printing, unwatermarked, large margins, strong color and impression, cancelled by numeral "11" of Port Ahuriri, Very Fine and choice example of this variety, with 1991 and 2007 B.P.A. certificates. Scott No. 5 var. Campbell Paterson No. A2b (1). SG No. 5 var.; £300 as normal ($390). A constant flaw, noted from the London printings but more difficult to see in the later printings. Characteristics are two colored spots close together, the right spot higher than the left, on the Queen's neck within the arc of the necklace. Likely caused by foreign material creating pits in the plate at the time of manufacture.