Bank of New Zealand

The Bank of New Zealand opened its first branch in Auckland in October 1861. It then expanded into most towns and cities, becoming one of New Zealand’s largest banks.

Printed: c.189_

Print Type: Receipt of Letter Acknowledgement

Card: QV 1d Blue (Samuel: AA.6a)

Notes: The majority of branches appeared to have used a standard form card and added their name either by hand or using a stamp.

Printed: c.189_

Print Type: Receipt of Letter Acknowledgement

Card: QV 1d Blue (Samuel: AA.6a)

Notes: Selection of cards used from different branches and showing the variety of ways the branch name was added. It is of note that a number of these cards are printed on the shiny surfaced, yellow card. This may explain the apparent scarcity of examples of the 1d blue on yellowish card, as most were used by the Bank of New Zealand.

Printed: c.189_

Print Type: Receipt of Letter Acknowledgement

Card: QV 1d Blue (Samuel: AA.6a)

Notes: Similar to the previous cards, except that a hyphen has been added after ‘Dear Sir,’. Indicates a different setting of the print was undertaken.

Printed: c.189_

Print Type: Receipt of Letter Acknowledgement

Card: QV 1d Blue (Samuel: AA.6a)

Note: Appears to have been printed for inter-branch use.

(Schumann Collection – Images © S. Schumann)

Printed: c.190_

Print Type: Receipt of Letter Acknowledgement

Card: QV 1d Blue (Samuel: AA.6a)

Notes: Similar to the previous cards, except that the date line at top right has been altered to 190__.

Printed: c.190_

Print Type: Receipt of Letter Acknowledgement

Card: QV 1d Green (Samuel: AA.9a(b))

Notes: It is assumed that all of the cards in the ‘Views’ series may be found with the Bank of New Zealand print.

Printed: c.190_

Print Type: Receipt of Letter Acknowledgement

Card: KEVII 1d Blue (Samuel: AB.1a)

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