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NEW ZEALAND 1898 - 1920

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1898 Various designs, so-called 'Pictorials'

Wakitipu Wakatipu 5 p brown
6 p green 6 p green 6 p red 9 p lilac

  1/2 p (Mount Cook) green
  1/2 p (Mount Cook) violet
  1 p (Lake Taupo) brown and blue
  1 p red (Terraces)
  2 p brown
  2 p violet
  2 1/2 p blue (inscription WAKITIPU)
  2 1/2 p blue (inscription WAKATIPU)
  3 p (Huia birds) brown (exists in two sizes)
  4 p red (Terraces)
  4 p brown and blue (Lake Taupo)
  5 p brown (Otira gorge)
  6 p green (kiwi bird)
  6 p red (kiwi bird, exists in two sizes)
  8 p blue (canoe)
  9 p lilac
  1 Sh red (Kea and Kaka birds, exists in two sizes)
  2 Sh green (Milford Sound)
  5 Sh red (Mount Cook)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
No watermark
1/2 p brown*c 
1 p brown and blue *c 
2 p brown*c 
2 1/2 p****Wakitipu
2 1/2 p*****Wakatipu
3 p**** 
4 p red****** 
4 p brown and blue***** 
5 p****** 
6 p green****** 
6 p red***** 
8 p****** 
9 p****** 
1 Sh****** 
2 ShRR 
5 ShRRRR 
Watermark 'NZ Star' (single lined, unless otherwise stated)
1/2 p green*cDouble lined watermark or single lined
1 p red*cDouble lined watermark
2 p violet*cDouble lined watermark or single lined
2 1/2 p******Wakatipu
3 p ****Normal size (23 mm)
3 p****Smaller size (21 mm)
4 p brown and blue ****** 
5 p****** 
6 p red****Normal size (23 mm)
6 p red*****Smaller size (21 mm)
8 p ****** 
9 p****** 
1 Sh *****Normal size (23 mm)
1 Sh******Smaller size (21 mm)
2 ShR*** 
5 ShRRR 

 

1900 Mythical figure with ship and globe

With text 'New Zealand'

  1 p red

With text 'Dominion of New Zealand'

  1 p red

Overprinted 'AUCKLAND EXHIBITION 1913'

  1 p red

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
No watermark
1 p *c'New Zealand'
1 p  'Dominion', in 1925 printed on paper with inverted blue 'NZ' and star on the black
Watermark 'NZ Star'
1 p*c'New Zealand', Double lined watermark or single lined
1 p*vc'Dominion of New Zealand'
1 p******Auckland Exhibition

 

1901 Boer War issue (South Africa)

  1 1/2 p brown

This stamp has watermark 'NZ Star' (double lined or single lined) and is perforated 11.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 1/2 p *** 

 

1903 Express stamp, inscription 'EXPRESS DELIVERY'

  6 p violet and red

This stamp has watermark 'NZ Star' and exists with two perforations: 11 or 14.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
6 p **** 

 

1906 Exhibition in Christchurch

  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  3 p blue and brown
  6 p green and red

These stamps have watermark 'NZ Star' and are perforated 14.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/2 p ****** 
1 p****** 
3 p****** 
6 pRR 

 

1909 King Edward VII, inscription 'DOMINION OF NEW ZEALAND'

2 p lilac 3 p brown 4 p yellow 5 p brown 8 p blue

  1/2 p green
  2 p lilac
  3 p brown
  4 p red
  4 p yellow (1912)
  5 p brown
  6 p red
  8 p blue
  1 Sh red
Overprinted 'AUCKLAND EXHIBITION 1913'

6 p red

  1/2 p green
  3 p brown
  6 p red

These stamps have watermark 'NZ Star' and perforation 14.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/2 p cc 
2 p*** 
3 p*** 
4 p red**** 
4 p yellow**** 
5 p*** 
6 p*** 
8 p**** 
1 Sh **** 
'Auckland Exhibition'
1/2 p****** 
3 p****** 
6 pRR 

 

1915 King George V

  1/2 p green
  1 1/2 p grey
  1 1/2 p brown
  2 p lilac
  2 p yellow
  2 1/2 p blue
  3 p brown
  4 p yellow
  4 p lilac
  4 1/2 p green
  5 p blue
  6 p red
  7 1/2 p brown
  8 p blue
  8 p brown
  9 p olive
  1 Sh red

Overprinted 'WAR STAMP' (1915)

Image obtained thanks to Peter Elias

  1/2 p green

These stamps have watermark 'NZ Star'. Specialists distinguish some subtypes. The values 1/2 p and 2 p yellow were printed on paper with inverted blue 'NZ' and star on the back in 1925.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/2 p cvc 
1/2 pccWar Stamp
1 1/2 p grey*c 
1 1/2 p orange *vc 
2 p lilac****** 
2 p yellow*vc 
3 p*c 
4 p yellow****** 
4 p lilac*c 
4 1/2 p**** 
5 p** 
6 p*c 
7 1/2 p ****** 
8 p blue****** 
8 p brown*** 
9 p*** 
1 Sh**c 

 

1919 Victory Stamps, inscription 'VICTORY STAMP', various designs

  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  1 1/2 p orange
  3 p brown
  6 p violet
  1 Sh red

Surcharged

  '2 d. 2d. TWO PENCE' on 1/2 p green

These stamps have watermark 'NZ Star' and perforation 14.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/2 p ** 
1 p*c 
1 1/2 p *c 
3 p**** 
6 p****** 
1 Sh****** 
2 p on 1/2 p*c 


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