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1935 Pictorials 8d 'Tuatara' - Mini Stamp Print with Framing Boards

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We’ve made our catalogue of stamp art prints into smaller sizes, perfect for gifts or to add a little pop of history on your walls. These prints come mounted and ready to frame in a handy 8”x10” size. 

New Zealand was one of the first countries in the world to put pictures of the countryside, birds, and animals on its stamps. These stamps became known aspictorials and the first were issued on 5 April, 1898. The tuatara is a link between the lizard and the crocodile and is the sole living representative of some of the oldest creatures that ever inhabited the earth - evidence of the great antiquity of New Zealand. The tuatara is peculiar in having the relic of a third eye. It is 30 - 45 centimetres in length, covered with a grey, leathery, wrinkled skin.

Technical information

  • Size: This mounted art print is to fit an 8”x10” frame (204mm x 254mm)
  • Title: 1935 Pictorials 8d 'Tuatara' 
  • Designer: New Zealand Post and Telegraph Department 
  • Original issue date: 1935.

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