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1997 Mount Ruapehu Definitive $10 Stamp

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Single $10 'Mount Ruapehu' gummed stamp.

This $10 definitive stamp features a striking aerial photograph, by New Zealand photographer Craig Potton, of Ruapehu in eruption in June 1996. The stamp is bordered with an image of volcanic rocks.

Date of issue: 12 February 1997
Stamp and first day cover designed by: Red Cactus Design, Wellington
Number of stamps: One
Denominations and designs: $10 Mount Ruapehu
Printer and process: Joh. Enschedé, Netherlands by lithography
Number of colours: Four process colours plus silver foil
Stamp size and format: 40.5mm x 34.8mm (horizontal)
Number of stamps per sheet: 50
Paper type: 96gsm phosphor-coated stamp paper
Perforation gauge: 13.5 x 13.5
Cost of unaddressed first day cover: $10.50
Special blocks: Plate/imprint, positional, value or colour blocks can be obtained by purchasing two stamps from a sheet.
Period of sale: This definitive stamp will remain on sale from 12 February 1997 until further notice.