Auckland City Stamps – New Zealand Stamps 2020
The standard reference for New Zealand stamp values, the Brand New 144-page ACS Colour Catalogue of New Zealand Stamps 2020 (43rd) edition has just been delivered from the printer in Auckland. The first edition of the ACS was published some 41 years ago in 1979, and it has become the most reliable complete simplified, illustrated, full colour and priced guide to New Zealand stamps used by collectors and dealers the world over.
The ACS Colour Catalogue of New Zealand Stamps is an illustrated (in authentic, true full colour throughout), priced listing of stamps issued by New Zealand from the iconic 1855 Queen Victoria (Chalon) heads to the Lunar Year of the Rat stamps issued December 4, 2019.
Demand continues to be strong in the early issues as well as some modern sets and also the back of the book material. The market is especially strong among Full Face Queens, 1898 Pictorials, Health, Cinderellas and Revenues of all types and periods.
Prices throughout (in NZD – New Zealand dollars) are for A Grade examples whether they are for unhinged mint, hinged mint or used stamps.
1855 – 1862
Prices are listed in three columns. The left hand column is for mint, the middle for fine used and the right hand one for used. Mint stamps may have part or no gum.
1873 – 1967
Prices are listed in three columns. The left hand column is for unhinged mint, the middle for hinged mint and the right hand one for used.
1967 – 2019
Prices are listed in two columns. The left hand column is for unhinged mint and the right hand one for used.
FIRST DAY COVERS
Envelopes with a set of stamps, postmarked on the first day of issue. Covers before 1970 are addressed with covers after 1970 unaddressed.
HEALTH MINIATURE SHEETS
Prices are listed in three columns. The left hand column is for unhinged mint, the middle column is for lightly hinged and the right hand one is for fine used with postmarks dated during the period of issue.
Prices are for postally used examples. Frequently these stamps (plus higher denominations) were used for Revenue/Receipting purposes, having pen cancels, punched holes or embossing. These are worth fraction of the postally used prices quoted. This also applies for some of the earlier general issues.
These were not issued by the Post Office and are not valid for postage. Often they were labels issued for promotion of an event.