New Zealand - "Chalon" - Davies Printing

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SG. 33  -  CP. A1e ( 1 )  -  Scott. 11​​

John Davies took over the printing in February 1862 as the "Postage Stamp Printer", this was when the Postmaster Generals Department took over the printing from Rchardson. Davies was straight away instructed to use up the stocks of large star watermarked paper.
The SG33, CP A1e (1) Bright Orange Vermillion.

It has the Perkins Bacon Obliterator "7" of Wellington postmark.

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SG. 33  -  CP. A1e ( 1 )  -  Scott. 11​​

SG35, CP A1e (4) or (5) Carmine-vermilion or Carmine.  I find this a interesting stamp, just a space filler  but with a Otahuhu "5" postmark.

Otahuhu was the main military camp, mainly a tent camp, on the outskirts of Auckland. It was set up in March 1861 and could accommodate 3000 men. The distinctive obliterator was supplier mid 1862. 1d was the concession rate for soldiers and sailors provided certain conditions were met such as being counter signed by the officer in command.

The "4" obliterator  is similar and is "4 ONEHUNGA A", a different location at the head of the Manukau Harbour on the west coast but also associated with the Waikato Wars.

​The left hand side looking at the back shows signs of a trial separation? Anyone got any thoughts?

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SG. 34  -  CP. A1e ( 3 )  -  Scott. 11c​​

The SG34, CP A1e (3) Vermillion.  

The printer was changed and this is the first of the 1d stamps printed by "Davies".
Printed on a large star watermarked paper. These can easily be distingished from the Londons as the colour shades are not as the  London print.

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SG. 35  -  CP. A1c ( 4 )  -  Scott. 11d​​

The SG35, CP A1e (4) Carmine vermillion.  

The printer was changed and this is the first of the 1d stamps printed by "Davies".
Printed on a large star watermarked paper. These can easily be distingished from the Londons as the colour shades are not as the  London printing.

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SG. 36  -  CP. A2d ( 1 )  -  Scott. 12​​

The 2d  Dull deep blue  stamp showing no plate wear, SG36, CP A2d (1) .  A Davies print on the large star watermarked paper.

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SG. 36  -  CP. A2d ( 1 )  -  Scott. 12​​

The 2d  Dull deep blue stamp showing no plate wear, SG36, CP A2d (1) .  A Davies print on the large star watermarked paper.


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SG. 36  -  CP. A2d ( 1 )  -  Scott. 12​​

An example of a 2d Dull deep blue stamp showing no plate wear, SG36, CP A2d (1) .  A Davies print on the large star watermarked paper.

The righthand margin on the back of this stamp, I suspect may show signs of a trial seperation technique. This stamp will be sent to Bob Odenweller for verification.

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SG. 36  -  CP. A2d ( 3 )  -  Scott. 12​​

The 2d  Blue showing no plate wear, printed by Davies SG36, CP A2d (3)  on large star watermarked paper

This stamp has the Perkins Bacon Obliterator "15"  of Nelson - Port Collingwood.

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SG. 36  -  CP. A2d ( 3 )  -  Scott. 12​​

The 2d  Blue showing no plate wear, printed by Davies SG36, CP A2d (3)  on large star watermarked paper.

This stamp has manuscript cancellation under the obiliterator postmark.
Can anybody offer any insight to the manuscript cancellation?

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SG. 37  -  CP. A2d ( 6 )  -  Scott. 12d​​

The SG37, CP A2d (6)  the 2d  Davies in Slate blue showing early plate wear.

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SG. 38  -  CP. A2d ( 9 )  -  Scott. 12f​​

The SG38, CP A2d (9)  the 2d  Blue showing early (slight) plate wear, printed by Davies  on large star watermarked paper.

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SG. 38  -  CP. A2d ( 10 )  -  Scott. 12g​​

This SG38, CP A2d (10)  the 2d Pale greenish blue stamp showing intermediate plate wear and printed by Davies on large star watermarked paper.

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SG. 38  -  CP. A2d ( 11 )  -  Scott. 12g​​

The 2d  Greenish blue showing intermediate plate wear,  the SG38, CP A2d (11)  was printed on the large star watermarked paper.

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SG. 38  -  CP. A2d ( 11 )  -  Scott. 12g​​

The 2d  Greenish blue showing intermediate plate wear,  the SG38, CP A2d (11)  was printed on the large star watermarked paper.

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SG. 38  -  CP. A2d ( 11 )  -  Scott. 12f​​

The 2d  Greenish blue showing intermediate plate wear,  the SG38, CP A2d (11)  was printed on the large star watermarked paper.

This stamp has the Perkins Bacon Obliterator "18"  of Dunedin - Port Chalmers.

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SG. 38  -  CP. A2d ( 11 )  -  Scott. 12f​​

The 2d  Greenish blue showing intermediate plate wear,  the SG38, CP A2d (11)  was printed on the large star watermarked paper.

This stamp has a "CH.CH" cancellation. (scarce) Can anyone confirm this is a Christchurch postmark and what it was used for?

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SG. 38  -  CP. A2d ( 12 )  -  Scott. 12f​​

The SG38, CP A2d (12)  the 2d  Davies in Dull deep blue showing intermediate plate wear. Printed on the large star watermarked paper.

This is one of only few pairs I own and is the only imperforate pair.

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SG. 39  -  CP. A2d ( 15 )  -  Scott. 12g​​

The 2d Blue showing advanced plate wear,  the SG39, CP A2d (15)  was printed on the large star watermarked paper.

This stamp has manuscript cancellation under the obiliterator postmark.

​​At present the best guess of the origin is "Waikawa" a small timber town near Invercargill. Can anybody offer any other insight to the manuscript cancellation?

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SG. 40  -  CP. A3a ( 1 )  -  Scott. 13​​

The 3d Brown lilac stamp printed by Davies the  SG40, CP A3a (1) is printed on the large star watermarked paper.

This has a Obliterator cancel "N--" believed to be of Nelson.

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SG. 40  -  CP. A3a ( 2 )  -  Scott. 13​​

The 3d Deep brown lilac stamp printed by Davies the SG40, CP A3a (2) is printed on the large star watermarked paper.

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SG. 40  -  CP. A3a ( 2 )  -  Scott. 13​​

The 3d Deep brown lilac stamp printed by Davies the SG40, CP A3a (2) is printed on the large star watermarked paper.

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SG. 41  -  CP. A5b ( 1 )  -  Scott. 14d​​

The 6d Black brown Davies print,SG41, CP A5b (1) on large star watermarked paper.

This stamp has the Perkins Bacon Obliterator "18" of Dunedin.

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SG. 41  -  CP. A5b ( 2 )  -  Scott. 14g​​

The SG41, CP A5b (2) a 6d Grey Black stamp printed by​ Davies on large star watermarked paper..

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SG. 42  -  CP. A5b ( 3 )  -  Scott. 14e​​

The SG42, CP A5b (3).​A Davies print on large star watermarked paper

This stamp has the Perkins Bacon obliterator "7"  of Wellington.p has the Perkins Bacon 

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SG. 43  -  CP. A5b ( 4 )  -  Scott. 14​​

The SG43, CP A5b (4). A 6d Deep red brown stamp printed by ​Davies on large star watermarked paper.

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SG. 43  -  CP. A5b ( 4 )  -  Scott. 14​​

The 6d Deep red brown stamp is a Davies print  SG43, CP A5b (4). Printed on large star watermarked paper.
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Why do people fill thins and strengthen stamps,why not just leave them with the faults they have because this is what sets each stamp apart..

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SG. 43  -  CP. A5b ( 5 )  -  Scott. 14​f​​

The  6d  Red brown stamp is the Davies printing SG43, CP A5b (5), on the large star watermarked paper.

This stamp has the Perkins Bacon obliterator "1" of Auckland.

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SG. 43  -  CP. A5b ( 5 )  -  Scott. 14​f​​

The  6d  Red brown stamp is the Davies printing SG43,  CP A5b (5), on the large star watermarked paper.

This stamp has the Perkins Bacon obliterator "15" of Nelson - Collingwood.

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SG. 43  -  CP. A5b ( 6 )  -  Scott. 14​f​​

The  6d  Pale red brown stamp is the Davies printing SG43,  CP A5b (6), on the large star watermarked paper.

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SG. 45  -  CP. A6d ( 4 )  -  Scott. 15​​

The 1/- Yellow green SG45, CP A6d (4). This stamp has  a Perkins Bacon Obliterator "14" of Nelson - Picton.

​A Davies print on large star watermarked paper.

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SG. 45  -  CP. A6d ( 5 )  -  Scott. 15​​f

The 1/- Bronze green  stamp , SG45, CP A6d (5). ​ A Davies print on large star watermarked paper.

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SG. 45  -  CP. A6d ( 5 )  -  Scott. 15​​f

The 1/- Bronze green  stamp ,SG45, CP A6d (5).  this stamp has  a Perkins Bacon Obliterator "15" of Nelson - Collingwood.

​A Davies print on large star watermarked paper.

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SG. 45  -  CP. A6d ( 5 )  -  Scott. 15​​f

The 1/- Bronze green  stamp , SG45, CP A6d (5). ​ A Davies print on large star watermarked paper.

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SG. 45  -  CP. A6d ( 6 )  -  Scott. 15​​g

The 1/- Olive green  stamp ,SG45, CP A6d (6). This stamp  has  a Perkins Bacon Obliterator "14" of Nelson - Picton.

​A Davies print on large star watermarked paper..

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SG. 46  -  CP. A6d ( 6 )  -  Scott. 15​​g

The 1/- Olive green  stamp ,SG45, CP A6d (6). ​ A Davies print on large star watermarked paper.