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1982 Anniversaries

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Issue information

International Year of Science - 35c

The United Nations designated 1982 as the International Year of Science. Featured on this stamp are some of the equipment used in scientific research and applied technology together with symbolic representation of the theoretical aspects of science.

Stamp Bulletin

This stamp issue first appeared in New Zealand Post Stamp Bulletin No. 26 in October 1981.

Acknowledgments: Bulletin scanned and provided by John Biddlecombe of the New Zealand Society of Great Britain. Their web site offers further information useful to those interested in the stamps and postal history of New Zealand. Link:

Product Listing for Anniversaries

Image Title Description Price
  Single Stamp Centenary of Tauranga - 20c
Featured is the Tauranga Mission House, built over the period 1838-1847, which was an integral part of Tauranga's early history. Sailing boats with Mt Maunganui in the background are also depicted identifying Tauranga as an ideal place for holidaying and boating. In fact, the English translation of the name Tauranga is "safe anchorage".
  Single Stamp Centenary of Hawera - 20c
Hawera's water tower, built to provide the area with a permanent source of pressurised water, is featured in the foreground of this stamp. The background inset shows Mt Egmont /Taranaki and a grazing cow, the latter giving recognition to the area's extensive dairying activities.
  Single Stamp Centenary of the Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals - 25c
1982 marked the centenary of the SPCA in New Zealand, whose creed embraces domestic pets, rural animals and wildlife, all of which are featured on the stamp.
  Single Stamp Centenary of Frozen Meat Exports - 30c
'The Dunedin' was the first ship to take frozen meat cargo from New Zealand to England. Commemorating the centenary of this event, "The Dunedin" and a modern container ship are shown on this stamp.

Technical information

Date of issue:   3 February 1982
Designer: A Derrick, Invercargill
Printers: Walsall Security Printers, England
Stamp size: 25mm x 42mm
Sheet size:  100 stamps per sheet
Process: Lithography
Perforation gauge: 14.25
Paper type: Unwatermarked
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