A stamp from the Queen's personal collection was bought for $14,000, contributing to the $850,000 achieved at the Mowbray Collectables March International auction in Otaki recently.
The top coin was a 1935 Waitangi proof set with the Crown coin showing William Hobson shaking hands with Tamati Waka Nene as the Treaty was agreed. It brought $15,795, including the buyer premium paid.
The top bank note was an 1894 5 pounds postal note designed to be used as a banknote, one of four surviving trial examples. It brought $14,625 including buyer premium.
A 1935 stamp sold for over $15,000 at a collector’s auction in Otaki over the weekend.
The 2 stamp auctions were well supported with sales exceeding $470,000. A 1994 moon landing missing hologram fetched $7,000 whilst a stamp from Her Majesty the Queen’s collection realised $14,000. A 1934 Health First Day cover realised $3,975 against an estimate of $500.
Other strong sellers included nineteenth century New Zealand trade tokens and gold coins as well as the 2 stamp auctions being well supported with sales exceeding $470,000
Auctioneer John Mowbray says prices were strong for quality items.