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2014 Scenic Definitives Set of Mint Self Adhesive Stamps

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Mint set of two self-adhesive stamps.

Individual stamps included in this set

Single $2.00 'Mount Taranaki' self-adhesive stamp.

Also known as Mount Egmont, Mount Taranaki is an active volcano in the Taranaki region. Both names of the mountain are official and are considered equal. This volcano stands at an impressive height of 2,518 meters tall and it is New Zealand’s second highest peak after Mount Ruapehu (in the North Island). The last time the volcano erupted was back in 1860, with its last major eruption in 1655. This volcano is active, and although it is currently ‘sleeping’, it is likely to erupt again.

Single $2.50 'Pancake Rocks' self-adhesive stamp.

Formed 30 million years ago from minute fragments of plant and marine creatures, these limestone rocks were raised up by seismic action and are named for their distinctive visible layers. Wind, rain and seawater have gradually eroded and sculpted the rocks into the unique formations we see today. During high tides the sea bursts through the gaps in the rocks, creating vertical ‘blowholes’.

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.