Detail: Lot 297

Lot No: 297
Date: 1931, Nov 9
Est. price: £175.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Scarce HIGHFIELD/TIMARU first New Zealand overseas mails using airmail stamps, Highfield to Liverpool, bs 17/12, plain cover with black/ green blue etiquette franked 2d ordinary + unique first day usage 1931 set complete 3d, 4d, 7d, canc 'Highfield/9 Nov 31/NZ' cds, typed "Via Karachi-London/Air Mail Service' and "First Day of Issue", black/grey-green 'Air Mail Society of New Zealand' label on front.. Nice clear Highfield postmarks. The official first day of issue was Nov 10th, but at Highfield, a suburb of Timaru, a small number of stamps were sold in error on Nov 9th. This cover is not only aerophilatelically scarce, but also a "unique 'Day of Issue' item" (see Walker DA, p95). Very fine, see scan.

Bid:
(New Zealand) Scarce HIGHFIELD/TIMARU first  New Zealand overseas mails using airmail stamps, Highfield to Liverpool, bs 17/12, plain cover with black/ green blue etiquette  franked 2d ordinary + unique first day usage 1931 set complete 3d, 4d, 7d, canc 'Highfield/9 Nov 31/NZ' cds, typed "Via Karachi-London/Air Mail Service' and "First Day of Issue", black/grey-green 'Air Mail Society of New Zealand' label on front.. Nice clear Highfield postmarks. The official first day of issue was Nov 10th, but at Highfield, a suburb of Timaru, a small number of stamps were sold in error on Nov 9th. This cover is not only aerophilatelically scarce, but also a "unique 'Day of Issue' item" (see Walker DA, p95). Very fine, see scan.
(New Zealand) Scarce HIGHFIELD/TIMARU first  New Zealand overseas mails using airmail stamps, Highfield to Liverpool, bs 17/12, plain cover with black/ green blue etiquette  franked 2d ordinary + unique first day usage 1931 set complete 3d, 4d, 7d, canc 'Highfield/9 Nov 31/NZ' cds, typed "Via Karachi-London/Air Mail Service' and "First Day of Issue", black/grey-green 'Air Mail Society of New Zealand' label on front.. Nice clear Highfield postmarks. The official first day of issue was Nov 10th, but at Highfield, a suburb of Timaru, a small number of stamps were sold in error on Nov 9th. This cover is not only aerophilatelically scarce, but also a "unique 'Day of Issue' item" (see Walker DA, p95). Very fine, see scan.