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1972 Christmas

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The 1972 Christmas Stamp Issue included an Old Master; a stained glass window; and a flower of the 'New Zealand Christmas tree'.

Issue information

Old Master - 3c
"Virgin and Child" by Murillo.  The original hangs in the Pitti Gallery, Florence.

Stained Glass Window - 5c
From St John's Methodist Church, Levin.

The flower of the Pohutukawa tree - 10c
Widely known as New Zealand's Christmas tree.

Technical information

Date of Issue: 4 October 1972
Designers: D A Hatcher, Auckland
Printers: Courvoisier, Switzerland
Stamp Size: 24mm x 40mm
Sheet Size: 100 stamps per sheet
Process: Lithography
Perforation Gauge: 11.5
Paper Type: Granite, unwatermarked