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New Zealand Post - official issuer of New Zealand stamps & commemorative coins

2012 Ross Dependency Definitives $2.90 Stamp

$2.90
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NZ2Z29SS

Single $2.90 'Ross Ice Shelf' gummed stamp.

The Ross Ice Shelf is the largest ice shelf in the world. It consists of a thick plate of ice fed continuously by glaciers, and much of it remains frozen all year round. The shelf was named after James Clark Ross, who discovered it in 1841.

Date of issue: 21 November 2012
Number of stamps: Five gummed stamps
Stamps and first day covers designed by: Gregory Millen, Paraparaumu
Denominations: 70c, $1.40, $1.90, $2.40 and $2.90
Printer and process: Southern Colour Print Ltd by offset lithography
Number of colours: Stamps: four process colours; Miniature sheet: four process colours plus blue foil
Stamp size and format: 40mm x 30mm (horizontal)
Paper type: Stamps: Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper
Number of stamps per sheet: 25
Perforation gauge: 14
Period of sale: Unless stocks are exhausted earlier, these stamps will remain on sale until further notice.