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1982 Architecture

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Issue information

Product Listing for Architecture

Image Title Description Price
  Single Stamp

Single 20c 'Alberton, Auckland' gummed stamp.

Built in 1867 by Allan Taylor who came to New Zealand as a boy, having lived in India and Scotland. Essentially, 'Alberton' was a farmhouse, with a timber frame and gabled building of 11 rooms with a verandah and open balcony. Additions were made in the late 1860s and again in 1890, giving 'Alberton' much of its character and uniqueness. Today, 'Alberton' retains its Victorian furnishings without much change. It shows clearly how a 19th century land-owning family lived.

  Single Stamp

Single 25c 'Caccia Birch, Palmerston North' gummed stamp.

Located by the Hokowhitu Lagoon, 'Caccia Birch' began as a modest dwelling in 1893 and was added to throughout the years. From 1921, the property was owned by the Caccia Birch family who gave it to the Government in 1937. It was used for various purposes and for a period served as a convalescent home until made available to Massey University.

  Single Stamp

Single 30c 'Dunedin Railway Station' gummed stamp.

Built in 1904 at a cost of $239,000, it is regarded as the city's grandest public building. The station has a most unusual ticket office with white tiled walls, ceramic panels and a mosaic floor depicting Victorian railway engines.

  Single stamp

Single 35c 'Post Office, Ophir' gummed stamp.

Built in 1886, is of considerable historical and architectural interest to Central Otago. The interior retains the atmosphere of the early days and still has a postal box of the Victorian period. The post office is now under the control of the Historic Places Trust.

  First Day Cover First day cover with stamps affixed. Ccancelled on the first day of issue.  


Stamp Bulletin

This stamp issue first appeared in New Zealand Post Stamp Bulletin No. 27 in April 1982.

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:

Technical information

Date of issue: 7 April 1982
Denomination: 20c, 25c, 30c, 35c
Designer: P Leitch, Waikanae
Printers: Walsall Security Printers, England
Stamp size and format: 42mm x 25mm (Lithography)
Sheet size:  100 stamps per sheet
Perforation gauge: 14.25
Paper type: Unwatermarked
Period of sale: These stamps remained on sale until 6 May 1983.
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