1865 (19 Sept) Campbelltown to Auckland, cover (tones and minor faults) bearing 2d pale blue (worn state) & 6d red-brown tied S barred cancels and CAMPBELLTOWN / SOUTH ISLAND NZ CDS cancel alongside and arrival AUCKLAND red CDS backstamp, few wrinkles or minor faults. SG 113 & 122.
1870 (23 Nov) Dunedin to Queenstown, neat cover bearing 2d blue (damaged state) tied by 0 barred cancel and L / NZ / DUNEDIN CDS cancel alongside and arrival QUEENSTOWN / OTAGO NZ CDS alongside also, few wrinkles or minor faults, ex Stanley 1977. SG 115.
1870 (24 May) First sailing via San Francisco. Small cover to London bearing 6d red-brown (SG 122) cancelled cross hatched pen lines, the date indicates that this arrived in London on the first sailing, no NZ handstamps applied so may have been mailed without going through the Auckland post office. Very rare item. (Journey stated to be Wonga Wonga - Auckland - Honolulu - SF - SF-NY on transcontinental railway then NY to Queenstown (arrived May 23rd), onward to London arrival May 24th.
1870 (24 Nov) Auckland to UK (redirected) a fragile cover bearing 2d blue (P.12½) strip of three for 6d rate tied No. 1 barred numeral cancels, flap missing and vertical creases making the cover very fragile, with part NZ b/s, London transit and Kingston Upon Thames Arrival. SG 115. Cat £130+ on cover.
1870 (29 Jun) Oamari to Dunedin part cover bearing 1d vermilion (P.12½) 7d rate as a vertical strip of 4 and three singles tied No. 10 barred numeral cancels, OAMARI / OTOAGO N.Z. backstamp and DUNEDIN OTAGO arrival b/s, bottom left corner cut into squarely and some minor faults, wrinkles on the adhesives, scarce multiple. SG 111. Cat £600+ on cover.
1870 (5 Mar) Wellington to Auckland, neat cover bearing 1d carmine-vermilion and 2d blue tied in combination for 3d rate by WELLINGTON part CDS's and barred cancels (incomplete) with AUCKLAND arrival b/s. SG 110 & 115. Cat £134 on cover.
1871 (12 July) Waikouaiti to Otago, neat cover bearing 2d blue (stated to be position R2/4) tied by incomplete cancel and WAIKOUAITI CDS cancel alongside, torn flap and no b/s. SG 115. Cat £44 on cover. Ex H Gordon Kaye.
1871 (22 Dec) Christchurch to UK, cover (tones and faults) bearing 6d reddish brown tied C barred cancel and C/ NZ / CHRISTCHURCH CDS cancel alongside and endorsed Via Francisco and carried on the Nevada which left Auckland on 30 December. Ex Gordon Kaye collection.
1871 (29 Apr) Nelson to Wakefield (South Island), neat cover bearing 1d pale orange-vermilion two singles tied for 2d rate by 'NELSON B' CDS & 'N / 1' barred oval cancels (good strike) with no b/s. SG 111. Cat £180 on cover.