Over $850,000 at Otaki Auction

March 19, 2018

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.

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