New Zealand Railway Fee Stamps

ISSN 1836-0084

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Constantly updated as information and prices are sourced. Prices are in Australian $


1890 Newspaper

Various flaws exist above left shows no stop after N in NZ

1890 Lithographed. No Watermark on white or cream paper [Master transfer die, frame breaks on every stamp] Perf 12, 10, 11x10, 11 or 14.

Perf 12 d-$5.00 1d-$3.00 2d-$20.00 3d[brown]-$500.00 3d [lemon]-$500.00 3d[yellow]-$20.00 4d-$20.00 6d-$20.00 [mint x 5 except 3d Brown or Yellow same price mint/used]

1891- Perf 10 d-$5.00 1d-$3.00 [mint x 5]

1895 - Perf 11x10 d-$5.00 [mint x 5]

1896 - Perf 11 d-$5.00 1d-$3.00 2d-$15.00 3d[yellow]-$10.00 4d-$15.00 6d-$15.00 [mint x 5]

1901 - Perf 14 d-$5.00 1d-$3.00 2d-$10.00 3d[yellow]-$10.00 4d-$10.00 6d-$10.00 [mint x 5] Scroll 1.5mm some values it is 2.5mm

d-Vertical pair imperf between-$500.00 1d-Vertical pair imperf between-$500.00

3d-Yellow thin paper-$80.00

1890-01 Vertical laid paper, price x 2: 1890 Perf 12 - 1d 3d    1896 Perf 11 - d 1d 2d 3d 4d 6d    1901 Perf 14 - 1d 2d 4d 6d

1896-01 Horizontally laid paper, price x 2: 1896 Perf 11 - d 1d 2d 4d 6d   1890 Perf 12 - 1d d 4d   1901 Perf 14 - d 1d

Imperf Colour Proofs from-$300.00 each

Station Name overprint-any from-$180.00

Stamp with printing flaw x 2



 3d Brown                                                    3d Yellow


No scroll between Newspaper & Twopence on left stamp. Damage to R of RAILWAYS on right stamp

No scroll x 2


Various sheet numbers with or without A prefix

Sheet numbers from-$300.00


Various Cancels

9/3/1890 ekd





Scarce cancellations can command a higher premium

By collector negotiation from $100ea


1894-97 Parcel


Inscribed PARCEL

1894 PARCEL No Watermark on white or cream paper [Master transfer die frame breaks on every stamp] Perf 11 or 12 Mint x 2.

3d-$375.00 6d-$375.00


1894-97 Freight


Inscribed FREIGHT

1894 FREIGHT No Watermark on white or cream paper [Master transfer die frame breaks on every stamp] Perf 12 Mint x 2.

1/--$1,800.00 5/--$4,500.00


Railway Postage Essays



   It is baffling to see the word postage used in this essay. Do you know why? If so please make contact with Dave


1906 Un-adopted imperf essays various colours found

d,1d,2d,3d,6d,1/--$700.00 or $120.00each


1925-59 Charges

Designed by A Howitt


With & without station name vertical or horizontal. Scarce station names can command a higher premium

1925 Lithographed. No Watermark thick or thin wove vertical or horizontal mesh paper Comb Perf 14x14 Perf 14 or 15x14.

Multiples add 25%. 

Mint x 4.

Mint 1d x 10.

Without Station Name x 3.

Scarce station names and various size and letter type can command several hundred dollars each. Price by Collector Negotiation.

Printers finger print x 10.

Comb Perf 14x14 1d-$6.00 2d-$10.00 3d-$10.00 6d-$10.00 8d-$150.00 9d-$50.00 1/--$8.00 1/6d-$25.00 2/--$25.00 2/6d-$50.00 5/--$75.00 10/--$1,600.00

Comb Perf 14x14 With part papermakers watermark: [either Roughway Bond or Kingsway Bond, either are unconfirmed by author] Reported on 3d, 8d, 9d, 1/-, 2/-, 2/6d. Add 100%

Comb Perf 14 d-$50.00 1d-$6.00 2d-$10.00 3d-$10.00 6d-$10.00 8d-$200.00 9d-$60.00 1/--$8.00 1/6d-$30.00 2/--$30.00 2/6d-$50.00 5/--$100.00 10/--$1,600.00 

Comb Perf 15x14 d-$50.00 1d-$4.00 2d-$10.00 3d-$10.00 6d-$10.00 8d-$175.00 9d-$50.00 1/--$5.00 2/--$25.00 2/6d-$50.00 5/--$75.00

Miss-spelling of station name [any] from-$1000.00

10/-pair-$3,500.00 3 x 10/- pairs recorded as largest multiple

1d[no dot under D]-$10.00

d-10/- Mint presentation set without station name-$5,000.00

Various Retouches, colour ink dots and scratches x 2.

1925-1927 sheets were 100 on. From 1927 sheets were 120 on



No stop under D



The two scarce values in this series



Station name overprints found reading up down or misplaced



Courtenay Place found in black or violet stencil type

Station Inverted

6d[Station Name Inverted]-from$500.00



Three perfin patterns are known


MGM - Films Pty Ltd

6d : 1/- : 2/6d-[MGM]-$400.00each


'K' - Kodak



'EWM/W' - EW Mills


This system of parcel charges ceased in 1959


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