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20/5/2014, 11:09 pm

Pigeon Post

The Marotiri Island Pigeon Gram stamps come as a 1/- blue Great Barrier Island Pigeon Gram stamp overprinted with "Marotiri Pigeongram" and as a 1/- red Marotiri Island Pigeon Gram stamp, both issued in 1899. Strangely, in The New Zealand Stamp Album, Senior Edition, produced by Seven Seas Stamps, both are labelled "1/- Blue". Furthermore, on StampBoards, there is a post stating "A copper mine was also serviced by pigeon "mail" in 1899 & two distinctly different "stamps" were produced. The red one illustrated is the only affordable one, because the larger blue one retails at $8,500 - if you can ever find one for sale" (stampmogul Re: New Zealand Stamps Here! Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 14:50:58 pm). No additional (larger) 1/- blue is listed in the catalogue for The Oded Eliashar Award-Winning Collecton of Worldwide Pigeon Post Mail" (Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, 20th December 2002). Is there any such stamp? Thanks. Moa


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