Single 60c 'Franz Josef Glacier' gummed stamp.
One of the main tourist attractions of the West Coast, this stunning glacier offers a rare opportunity for people to experience a dynamic glacial environment. Between 1985 and 2006, the glacier was generally advancing and thickening before entering a stage of massive retreat in 2008. The face of this glacier is just 300 metres above sea level and it is one of the few to be so close to the coastline.
|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.|