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1909 King Edward VII Official
Cat. Mint Unhinged Mint Hinged Fine Used
½d Green 24a $45.00
$18.00
$2.25
1d Dominion (Simplified) 24b $9.00
$2.70
$0.45
(i) De La Rue Paper 24b1 $9.00
$2.70
(ii) On Jones Paper 24b2 $63.00
$36.00
(iii) On Bluish Watermark Art Paper 24b3 $16.20
$13.50
(iv) On Cowan Paper 24b4 $40.50
$22.50
(v) On Cowan Paper with Reversed Watermark 24b5 $171.00
$99.00
3d Brown (Simplified) 24c $108.00
$40.50
$4.50
(i) Perf 14 x 14½ 24c1 $108.00
$40.50
$4.50
(ii) Perf 14 x 13½ 24c2 $522.00
$247.50
$247.50
(iii) Two Perf Pair 24c3 $1,890.00 $900.00
6d Red 24d $135.00
$63.00
$27.00
8d Blue (Simplified) 24e $90.00
$31.50
$54.00
(i) Perf 14 x 14½ 24e1 $90.00
$31.50
$54.00
(ii) Perf 14 x 13½ 24e2 $90.00
$31.50
$54.00
(iii) Two Perf Pair 24e3 $405.00 $225.00
1/- Orange 24f $337.50
$144.00
$72.00
Set of 6 individual stamps 24g $688.30
$284.70
$152.20

The new penny 'Dominion' stamp and several of the King Edward VII stamps were overprinted 'official' for use by government departments.

Mint stamps marked 'Official' were not "officially" allowed to be sold mint to collectors until 1913 and this is one reason why mint copies are rarer.
Bibliography

The Postage Stamps of New Zealand (Volume I)
    Edited by R. J. G. Collins and H. T. M. Fathers B.A. B.Sc.
    Published 1938 by The Philatelic Society of New Zealand Incorporated
    Pages 464 - 466
The Postage Stamps of New Zealand Volume II
    Edited by R. J. G. Collins FRPSNZ and C. W. Watts FRPSNZ
    Published 1950 by The Royal Philatelic Society of New Zealand Incorporated
    Pages 177, 184
The Postage Stamps of New Zealand Volume VIII
    Edited by B. G. Vincent FRPSNZ
    Published 1998 by The Royal Philatelic Society of New Zealand Incorporated (ISSN 0-9597883-1-X)
    Pages 714 - 715
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