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2018 Round Kiwi $1.20 Great Spotted Kiwi Stamp

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$1.20 Great Spotted Kiwi gummed stamp.

Great spotted kiwi / roroa is the largest species of kiwi, found only in the northern South Island. Great spotted kiwi are New Zealand’s least known species of kiwi, but we know that their numbers are dwindling despite living in harsh environments where conditions are tough even for a stoat, dog or cat. At nesting time, incubation is shared between the male and female parents.

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Date of issue: 4 July 2018
Number of stamps: Five gummed stamps
Denominations: Two x $1.20, $2.40, $3.00 and $3.60
Stamps and first day cover designed by: Dave Burke, Auckland, New Zealand 
Printer and process: Southern Colour Print, New Zealand by offset lithography
Number of colours: Four process colours
Stamp size and format: 33mm diameter (round)
Miniature sheet size and format: 170mm x 90mm (horizontal)
Paper type: Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper
Number of stamps per sheet: 20
Perforation gauge: 14.48
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 3 September 2018.