This stamp issue from Tokelau offered a bird's-eye view of one of the most remote places in the world.
Sitting barely five metres above sea level, these three low-lying coral atolls, Nukunonu, Atafu and Fakaofo, form the tops of extinct volcanic peaks. Here we see Tokelau from 200-400 metres above - a rarely seen view of the tropical island country and its surroundings.
This unique island nation is at the frontlines of climate change, facing drought, tsunamis, cyclones and rising sea levels. These beautiful aerial images were taken by New Zealand Post designer Saint Andrew Matautia.
Miniature Sheet and First Day Covers
The first day cover and miniature sheet first day cover showed Atafu and Fakaofo respectively in even more detail.
Product Listing for 2018 Tokelau From the Sky
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|Date of issue:||5 September 2018|
|Number of stamps:||Four gummed stamps|
|Denominations:||45c, $1.40, $2.00 & $3.00|
|Stamps, miniature sheet and first day covers designed by:||Saint Andrew Matautia, New Zealand Post, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Printer:||Collectables and Solutions Centre, New Zealand Post, Whanganui, New Zealand|
|Number of colours:||Four process colours|
|Stamp size and format:||30mm x 40mm (horizontal)|
|Paper type:||Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper|
|Number of stamps per sheet:||16|
|Special blocks:||Plate blocks and value blocks could be obtained by purchasing at least six stamps from a sheet.|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 4 September 2019.|