Sheet of 50 x 80c 'Chatham Islands' gummed stamps.
The Chatham Islands sit around 840 kilometres east of Christchurch and are home to incredibly rare flora and fauna. They’re an archipelago of 11 islands with a population of approximately 600, but only Chatham Island and Pitt Island are inhabited.
|Date of issue:||18 May 2016|
|Number of stamps:||Six gummed and two self-adhesive stamps|
|Denominations and designs:||Gummed: 40c, 80c, $2.20, $2.70 $3.30, $3.80; Self-adhesive: $2.00, $2.70|
|Designer:||Richard Payne, NZ Post, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Printer and process:||Southern Colour Print Ltd, by offset lithography|
|Number of colours:||Four process colours|
|Paper type:||Gummed: Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper; Booklets: Tullus Russell 210gsm red phosphor PSA stamp paper|
|Stamp size and format:||30mm x 25mm (horizontal)|
|Number of stamps per sheet:||100 (40c stamp sheet); 50 (80c, $2.20, $2.70 $3.30 & $3.80 stamp sheets)|
|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. The first day cover will remain on sale until 17 July 2016.|