cddstamps on stamps

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Hello and welcome to the blog. New Zealand again tonight as I am sorting more and listing more in the Bidstart Store. The settlement of the Otago Province and the founding of the city of Dunedin on 23 March 1848 were commemorated by four stamps depicting the arrival of the immigrant ships, the town of Cromwell, the First Dunedin Church and the University of Otago. This stamp is the 6d value showing the University. Otago University was the first to be established in New Zealand. It was founded in 1869 and opened in 1871 with an enrolment of 81 students. Although it offers for students of various facilities, its medical, dental and mining schools have turned out graduates who have won world fame. Representations of transport and the primary products of the province are also shown. The stamp has a St Cuthbert's 'Royal Cypher', multiple NZ and star watermark. I always say check the watermark. In this case it is well worth it. This stamp, MUH, is catalogued I believe at £0.30. If you had (maybe you have) a used copy with inverted watermark it would be catalogued at £300.00 Enjoy your stamps Best wishes.. Michael


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