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Oceania/Other : New Zealand Scott 3a

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adam31415926
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13 Jan 2015
12:07:05pm
I was wondering if anyone knew what the entry on Scott 3a meant? I think I could make a good guess, but could use help understanding it.

It says "Half used as 6p on cover".

Does this mean the person cut the stamp diagonally in half and put it on an envelope? Or does it mean a horizontal cut in half or a vertical cut in half?

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Adam

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michael78651
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13 Jan 2015
12:15:50pm
re: New Zealand Scott 3a

Adam, that's correct. The 1' stamp would have been cut roughly in half. Depending on who cut the stamp, could be in any configuration. It would have to be on cover, and best tied to it with a cancel. Definitely a certificate would be needed.

This situation happens when a certain stamp value runs out and a stamp is needed. The post office will bisect another stamp usually with a face value of double that needed, with 1/2 a stamp indicating half face value for postage paid. Sometimes such actions were authorized, sometimes not. There are even stamps that have been purposely printed with bisected perforations so that the stamp could be used at full or half face value as needed. For example, Guatemala and Paraguay have done this in the past.

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NBStamper
12 May 2015
12:37:56pm
re: New Zealand Scott 3a

As a New Zealand collector, I would like to see one of those. Owning it - impossible - at 42,000 pounds as per SG, 4th edition.

Finding any NZ Chalons on cover for an affordable price is getting very difficult. Anyone have any they'd like to show?

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adam31415926
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12 May 2015
02:36:34pm
re: New Zealand Scott 3a

I would like to see that too! Maybe someone will post one they have?

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thebiggnome
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12 May 2015
03:26:18pm
re: New Zealand Scott 3a

Google is your friend...

I typed "new zealand stamp 3a bisect" and clicked 'images' and the first one was this:

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from this website: http://stampauctionnetwork.com/f/f1102.cfm

Chris

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12 May 2015
03:49:25pm
re: New Zealand Scott 3a

Wow, so cool to actually see what one looks like!

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RDPNZ
10 Jun 2018
08:36:56pm
re: New Zealand Scott 3a

If you type in SG 6a you should get another Bisect. This was the 1 shilling printed by John Richardson in Auckland NZ. Incidentally 26 covers have been recorded. There are only 8 covers with the London Print of the 1 shilling Bisect 3a.

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