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2016 Scenic Definitives Set of Cancelled Stamps

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Cancelled set of six gummed stamps.

Individual stamps included in this set

Single 40c 'Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo' gummed stamp.

Built on the shores of Lake Tekapo in 1935, the Church of the Good Shepherd is an iconic New Zealand location. This interdenominational church is a popular tourist destination, with people travelling from all over New Zealand and abroad to see the stunning views from within the church and to get married against the idyllic backdrop.

Single 80c 'Chatham Islands' gummed stamp.

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.

Single $2.20 'Awaroa Bay, Abel Tasman Scenic Reserve' gummed stamp.

Awaroa Bay recently made headlines for being the subject of a national crowdfunding campaign. Situated in the Abel Tasman Scenic Reserve, this area offers sunshine, crystal-clear waters and access to some of the best hiking in the country.

Single $2.70 'Marlborough' gummed stamp.

The picturesque region of Marlborough is best known for its wine, specifically its sauvignon blanc. With world-class food and wine and beautiful scenic walks and hikes, Marlborough attracts tourists from home and abroad year-round.

Single $3.30 'Dunedin Railway Station' gummed stamp.

Designed by Sir George Troup, this visually striking building was opened in 1906 and is designed in the Flemish Renaissance style. Troup was nicknamed ‘Gingerbread George’ for the eclectic and unusual architectural style of the station. At the height of the station’s popularity, it was handling up to 100 trains per day.

Single $3.80 'Te Mata Peak, Hawke’s Bay' gummed stamp.

Loved by tourists and locals alike, Te Mata Peak offers a view of Hawke’s Bay like no other. Sitting at nearly 400 metres above sea level, the peak is named for a legend about a giant named Te Mata and is referred to by the locals as ‘the giant amongst us’.

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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.