New Zealand Honey Seal Revenue block valuation or info

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New Zealand Honey Seal Revenue block valuation or info

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I recently got this one in a packet that a friend found in an old farmhouse they bought
I have found some info on price but don't know whether it was accurate or not
Info I had was around AUS$150 for each. I put it on ebay but didn't have any takers
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In my 2011 ACS catalogue, they are catalogued at NZ$300 each.
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Not seen very often. But block is in very poor condition. What is the back like?
Toning, many creases, poor perf - does not even look to be 1 good one. I would consider say 5%
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This is the back. I think the top right from the front is the best. The rest have creases etc.
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shahcat wrote:I recently got this one in a packet that a friend found in an old farmhouse they bought
I have found some info on price but don't know whether it was accurate or not
Info I had was around AUS$150 for each. I put it on ebay but didn't have any takers
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How much were you asking? As you know, unless something is ultra rare, condition is everything.
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shahcat wrote:This is the back. I think the top right from the front is the best. The rest have creases etc.
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Thanks for the scan Frank.
I think that my original diagnosis is confirmed.
In perfect condition this would have been a stunner.
I guess they were meant to be used in the 'field'

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Does anybody know how these were used?


Meanwhile, shahcat, since a single is catalogued at $300 (a block in good condition would be $1200 :shock: ), I guess if you find the right buyer someone would be willing to pay several $100s for this block (unless retail is less than catalogue value) :? .
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These are catalogued in the latest Barefoot at £50 a stamp - they are pretty rare.

Even in the condition shown I would value the block at around £100 possibly slightly more.
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Thanks all for the responses
Seems my info was OK but my judgment of grade and condition wasn't
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Hi

A 2/6d value would have been used to pay duty on a large tin/barrel. At the time that this stamp was printed duty was 1/2d per 1lb packed - so a 2/6d stamp would pay duty on a 60lb tin. If the whole block was applied it would pay duty on a 240lb barrel!

I would be interested to know if you have sold this item or not. Condition is often very important and this is an issue here, but also important is rarity and the level of demand for such a stamp.

The value comes down to condition and demand. As a 'revenue' rather than a postage stamp there are likely to be far fewer collectors.

If it did not sell on ebay it may be due to the fact that the few collectors of this type of stamp did not see it; or did not want it at that time; or that the starting bid was too high. As a UK based collector i buy and sell on ebay and often start with a lower price when i am selling over 10 days to get interest.

I am putting together a collection of blocks of four or more stamps so this would have interested me until i could replace it with a better quality block, if one exists? I did not see it at the time it was listed. I would place a starting bid at $175 if it came up again.

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Paul, I'm sure you've come across the website linked to below. If not I can recommend their services.

They have a couple of lower value Honey Seal blocks.

http://www.completestamp.co.nz/browse.html?category=77.8
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Many Thanks

They are now part of my collection. If anyone has any more Honey Seal blocks or proofs to sell please let me know.

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