VERY FINE. A SCARCE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 1858 ONE-SHILLING GREEN ON BLUE PAPER.
VERY FINE AND RARE THREE-COLOR CHALON HEAD FRANKING USED FROM HOKITIKA TO THE UNITED STATES.
Hokitika is located on the west coast of the South Island. This township was founded in 1864 and served as the center for the West Coast Gold Rush. Just months after this cover was posted on Dec. 1, 1873, Hokitika became the capital of the short-lived province of Westland.