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2014 Scenic Definitives $3.60 Stamp

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Single $3.60 'Waikato River' gummed stamp.

The Waikato River is New Zealand’s longest river at 425 kilometres, starting in Mount Ruapehu and emptying into Lake Taupo. The word ‘Waikato’ in Māori translates to ‘flowing water’ and the river is a source of mana (pride) for many local tribes. As well as having spiritual significance, the river has many practical uses relating to hydro-electricity. The Waikato region and Waikato Plains are named after the river.

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.