1½d - Boer War Commemorative.
A new penny halfpenny stamp was introduced to cover a change in postage rates for printed matter. It commemorated the departure of the first contingents of New Zealand troops to the Boer War in South Africa and symbolised the prompt response of New Zealand to the call of the Empire for troops. A total of 6,500 New Zealand troops took part. Rather ironically, the stamp was the first to be engraved outside the British Empire, in New York.
A Collection of Postal Cancels on this 1900 stamp.
While Allan was searching for good examples of this stamp for another post, 1900 Boer War, he came across a small collection of 11 used stamps, cancelled in 11 different post offices. Since then we have found more, readable post cancellations so now we have a collection of over 50 items. Now this collection has become so large that the decision has been made to split it onto its own blog page.
(We are in the process of rebuilding this collection - placing them in order and adding new items.)
Auckland, East. Auckland, Strand Arcade.
1906 Reg Cover Auckland to Hamburg, Germany.
1902 Auckland to United States.
Christchurch. Christchurch, High Street.
1902 Dunedin registered cover local mail, bearing 1½d Boer War X 3 copies plus ½d Mt Cook.
Greymouth Block of Four.
Hamilton - This stamp appears to be imperforated, hand cut from a sheet.
Ngaire - Taranaki town that was corrected from Ngaire to Ngaere in 1909.
Te Awamutu. Te Nui.
1908 1½d Boer War stamps on a registered cover sent from Wellington to Dunedin, 20nd June 1908.