Serene, majestic, wild and thunderous glimpses of treasures that are uniquely New Zealand.
It's easy to take for granted a uniquely New Zealand pleasure - holidays spent by the sea. Warm summer days filled with swimming, surfing, snorkeling, sailing, fishing...
Overseas visitors marvel at the endless expanses of flat beach, sandstone cliffs or incredible rock formations that make up our coastline that is not just a miracle of nature - it's a 70 million-year-old legacy we need to preserve and treasure.
Ours is a rare and wondrous gift, wrought by nature.
Imagine..hot molten lava meeting the sea face on. Relentless waves, rolling in century upon century, sculpting stone into majestic formations. And depositing grains that gradually transform into serene beaches.
Capture the Beauty and Preserve the Legacy
Six beautifully crafted images made up this 2002 Scenic Coastlines stamp issue. You might have caught a look at the Hector's Dolphin in the Catlins, south of Dunedin which featured on our 90c stamp. Other regions included on the stamps were Raglan, the rugged West Coast, Kaikoura, Taranaki and East Cape.
First Day Cover
The 2002 Scenic Coastlines stamp issue had two first day covers. One featured the self-adhesive 40c, 90c and $1.50 stamps set on an image of Rangitoto Island, a landmark of Auckland's Hauraki Gulf. The other displayed all six gummed stamps against a vista of the South Island's magnificent, windswept West Coast.
The presentation pack showcased the stamps and first day covers in all their scenic glory, and provided an insight into the issue and the diverse locations it featured.
Three 2002 Scenic Coastlines stamps were available in self-adhesive format - in booklets of 10 for the 40c Tongaporutu Cliffs and 90c Curio Bay stamps, or booklets of five for the $1.50 Meybille Bay stamp.
Dispenser boxes which contained 100 of the 40c Tongaporutu Cliffs self-adhesive stamp was also available.
Product Listing for 2002 Scenic Coastlines
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|Date of issue:||3 July 2002|
|Number of stamps:||Six|
|Denominations and designs:||40c Tongaporutu Cliffs, Tranaki (gummed and self-adhesive), 80c Lottin Point, East Cape, 90c Curio Bay, Catlins (gummed and self-adhesive), $1.30 Kaikoura Coast, $1.50 Meybille Bay, West Coast (gummed and self-adhesive), $2.00 Papnui Point, Raglan|
|Stamps and first day covers designed by:||The Bureau Interactive Limited, Dunedin|
|Dispenser and self-adhesive booklets designed by:||Cato Partners, Wellington|
|Printer and process:||Gummed: Southern Colour Print, Dunedin by offset lithography; Self-adhesive booklets: Southern Colour Print, Dunedin; Stamp dispenser: Sprintpak/Pemera, Melbourne, Australia by offset lithography|
|Number of colours:||Gummed: Four process colours; Self-adhesive: Five|
|Stamp size and format:||Gummed: 30mm x 40mm (horizontal); Self-adhesive: 30mm x 25mm|
|Number of stamps per sheet:||Gummed: 50; Booklets of 10 (40c and 90c); Booklets of five ($1.50); Dispensers of 100|
|Paper type:||Gummed:103gsm De la Rue red phosphor stamp paper; Self-adhesive booklets: JAC non detection self-adhesive B100; Dispenser: JAC Australian non phosphor self-adhesive stamp paper|
|Perforation:||14 x 14 and diecut|
|Special blocks:||Plate/imprint blocks could be obtained by purchasing at least six stamps from a sheet. Barcode, value blocks and logo blocks could be obtained by purchasing at least two stamps from a sheet. Barcode blocks were available in both A and B formats for sheet stamps.|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 2 July 2003.|