Single $1.60 'Moeraki Boulders' gummed stamp.
Around 60 million years ago, the Moeraki Boulders started forming on the ocean floor into the unusual spherical shapes we know today. The largest of these boulders is more than two metres in diameter, while the smallest is barely larger than a football. Māori legend states that they are eel baskets, fishing nets and calabashes (also known as ‘opo gourds’) that washed ashore from the large waka Āraiteuru and turned to stone.
|Date of issue:||7 May 2014|
|Number of stamps:||Four gummed and two self-adhesive stamps|
|Denominations:||60c, $1.60, $2.50 $3.60 (gummed), $2.00, $2.50 (self-adhesive)|
|Designer:||NZ Post, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Printer and process:||Southern Colour Print Ltd, by offset lithography|
|Number of colours:||Four process colours (self-adhesive tagged with red phosphor)|
|Paper type:||Gummed: Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper; Booklets: Tullis Russell 210gsm red phosphor PSA stamp paper|
|Stamp size:||30mm x 25mm (horizontal)|
|Sheet size:||50 stamps|
|Perforation gauge:||Gummed: 13.33 x 13.60; Self-adhesive: die cut|
|Period of sale:||Unless stocks are exhausted earlier, these stamps will remain on sale until further notice.|