Known around the world for its breathtaking scenery, New Zealand is an always popular tourist destination.
This stunning stamp issue showcased three of New Zealand’s most picturesque locations – Cape Reinga, Stewart Island and Lake Matheson. The stamps extended New Zealand Post’s existing Scenic Definitives range, and these three new denominations were created to accommodate the upcoming changes in postage rates.
The three gummed and two self-adhesive stamps were presented together on the first day cover, which featured Cape Reinga in all its glory. This was the perfect stamp collectable to celebrate New Zealand’s natural beauty.
The $1.40 Cape Reinga stamp and the $2.10 Stewart Island stamp were available in self-adhesive booklets of 10 and five respectively.
Product Listing for 2012 Scenic Definitives
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|Date of issue:||23 May 2012|
|Number of stamps:||Three gummed and two self-adhesive stamps|
|Denominations:||$1.40 (gummed and self-adhesive), $2.10 (gummed and self-adhesive) and $3.50|
|Stamps and first day cover designed by:||Stamps Business, New Zealand Post, Wellington|
|Printer and process:||Southern Colour Print Ltd, New Zealand by offset lithography|
|Number of colours:||Four process colours (self-adhesive tagged with red phosphor)|
|Stamp size and format:||30mm x 25mm (horizontal)|
|Paper type:||Gummed: Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper; Booklets: Avery Dennison B100 Gloss-Back WLK5 Adhesive 210gsm|
|Number of stamps per sheet:||Gummed: 50|
|Perforation gauge:||Gummed: 13.33 x 13.60; Self-adhesive: die cut|
|Special blocks:||Plate/imprint blocks could be obtained by purchasing at least six stamps from a sheet. Barcode blocks were available in A and B formats.|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 10 February 2016.|