Stanley Gibbons Commonwealth Stamp Catalog New Zealand 6th ed
Stanley Gibbons Commonwealth Stamp Catalog New Zealand 6th ed
The Stanley Gibbons Commonwealth Stamp Catalog 6th Edition is a detailed and highly informative catalogue, ideal for any collector who specialises in the stamps of this area. This catalogue provides a comprehensive priced listing of all New Zealand stamps from the early colonial stamps of 1855 to July 2016. It includes Antarctic Expeditions, Tokelau and Ross as well as other islands and dependencies.
The Stanley Gibbons Commonwealth Stamp Catalog New Zealand 6th Edition is a detailed and highly informative catalogue, ideal for any collector who specialises in the stamps of this area. This catalogue provides a comprehensive priced listing of all New Zealand stamps from the early colonial stamps of 1855 to July 2016. It includes Antarctic Expeditions, Tokelau and Ross as well as other islands and dependencies.
DETAILED CONTENTS/COUNTRIES COVERED:
Apart from the stamps of the current issuing country, the Stanley Gibbons Commonwealth Stamp Catalog New Zealand covers a number of other areas of interest:
New Zealand Stamp Design Index from 1946
New Zealand Stamp Booklets and Premium Booklets
Express Delivery Stamps, Postage Due Stamps, Official Stamps, Life Insurance Department and Postal Fiscal Stamps
Antarctic Expeditions (Victoria Land)
Aitutaki (New Zealand Dependency, 1903–27)
Cook Islands (British Protectorate, 1892–9)
Cook Islands (New Zealand Territory, 1901–65)
Niue (New Zealand Dependency, 1902–74)
Penrhyn Island (New Zealand Dependency, 1902–29)
Western Samoa (Independent Kingdom, 1877–1900)
Western Samoa (New Zealand Occupation, 1914–19)
Western Samoa (League of Nations Mandate, 1920–46)
Western Samoa (United Nations Trust Territory, 1952–8)
New issues are updated:
New Zealand (updated to July 2016)
Ross Dependency (updated to November 2015)
Tokelau Islands (updated to ??)
KEY SELLING FEATURES:
Prices have been extensively revised throughout the catalogue with hundreds of increases throughout all periods from the Chalon heads to modern issues. Some very significant increases have been recorded, making this catalogue a vital acquisition for all New Zealand collectors.
A comprehensive index of commemorative and pictorial stamps since 1946 will allow individual stamps to be easily identified.
The Crowned Circle ‘Paid at’ handstamps in use at offices prior to the arrival of the first stamps are listed and priced.
A fully priced listing is provided for New Zealand stamps used on Pitcairn Island prior to the issue of its own stamps in 1940 and there is a detailed list of stamps known used at the New Zealand postal agencies on Fanning and Washington Islands.
Watermark varieties, shades, plate flaws, major errors, booklets, express delivery stamps, postage dues, Life Insurance Department stamps and postal fiscals are all included.
As well as New Zealand itself, the catalogue lists the stamps of the Antarctic Expeditions, the dependencies of Tokelau and Ross and the pre-independence issues of former dependencies; Cook Islands, Aitutaki, Penrhyn, Niue and Western Samoa.
Colour illustrations throughout.
The listings for issues up to 1970 have been extracted from the 2016 edition of the Stanley Gibbons Commonwealth and British Empire Stamps 1840-1970. Later issues have been revised and updated especially for this volume.
A comprehensive introduction gives a full guide to the catalogue and provides helpful information to collectors at every level.
An easy-to-use ‘on-cover’ multiplier table allows the value of stamps on cover up to1945 to be assessed.
IMPORTANT Also new for this edition::
A number of varieties have been added, including three new constant flaws on the 1d. ‘Dominion’, which, alone, provide 23 new listings. Others include missing colours, inverted watermarks and perforation varieties on earlier issues.
The overprints on the Antarctic Expeditions stamps are all now illustrated.
New notes added throughout – from the ‘General Introduction and Guidelines’ onwards – including one on identifying the chalk-surfaced paper varieties on the 1969 Life Insurance Department stamps and another on the multiple ‘Kiwi’ printings.
The listing of the 2009 ‘Kiwistamps’ has been revised to show the sheet, coil and booklet stamps separately.
There is an expended note on the Customised Advertising Labels (CALs).
ABOUT THE EDITOR:
Hugh Jefferies has been a stamp collector for over 60 years, concentrating on the stamps of Great Britain and the Commonwealth. He was the editor of Gibbons Stamp Monthly for over 25 years and has been Stanley Gibbons catalogue editor since 2003.
About Stanley Gibbons Catalogues
Stanley Gibbons is the world’s longest established rare stamp merchant. The world-famous Gibbons Catalogue was first published by Edward Stanley Gibbons in 1865 and sold for 2d., post free. The main catalogue now comprises several parts and is intended for the more advanced collector. Commonwealth and British Empire Stamps 1840–1952 includes all stamps of this area from the earliest issues up to the end of George VI’s reign and additionally lists and illustrates many of the better varieties popular with collectors. A series of single country or limited area catalogues covers Commonwealth countries from their first issues to date. Of the remaining parts, ten are devoted to European countries and eleven to ‘overseas’ countries. Thematic Catalogues are also published covering stamps featuring Aircraft; Birds; Butterflies and Insects; Chess; Fish; Fungi; Mammals; Motor Vehicles; Railways; Shells and Ships. Commonwealth and British Empire Stamps 1840–1952 and Stamps of the World are published, fully updated, each year, new editions of the others are published as required.
About Stamp Catalogs
The stamp catalogue, basically a dealer’s price-list, is a most essential work of reference for the stamp collector. It provides complete, detailed lists of all the postage stamps issued by every country in the world from the earliest days, with information about dates of issue, commemorative events, face values, colours and designs, and – if it is a fairly new catalogue – the current prices of the stamps, unused and postally used. For the beginner and general collector the most useful catalogue is the Stanley Gibbons Simplified Catalogue of Stamps of the World published in five volumes. This catalogue contains all the details – except perforations, watermarks, designers, printers and varieties – the average collector needs for every country.