New Zealand 1900 1d crimson variety, SG274var

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New Zealand 1900 1d crimson, type 39, "Pirie" paper, perforations 11, showing different "double perforations" varieties, respectively at foot, right and left, SG275var.

Three good to fine used examples. The last example has slight soiling and creasing. The second and third stamps each with dated (1900) circular date stamps. 

A scarce trio of used examples.

Campbell Paterson New Zealand Specialised Catalogue No: P E3a(1) Z (catalogue value NZ $525+).

An attractive pictorial stamp issue depicting the stunning White Terrace, Rotomahana also known as "the fountain of the clouded sky".

The White Terraces were formed over thousands of years by a geyser, which had played over the mountain slope leaving deposits of silica. They were a world famous tourist attraction by 1886, when the eruption of nearby Mount Tarawera completely obliterated them. All that remains are sketches, paintings and these wonderful stamps.


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