Single $2.70 'Tobruk' gummed stamp.
Tobruk, Libya was the next destination for McIntyre and the New Zealand Division after the disasters in Crete and Greece. It was near Tobruk that McIntyre would depict scenes focusing on the critical role that rail played in the supply of desert troops. This is one of a number of McIntyre’ paintings that focused on individuals’ practical efforts.
Peter McIntyre, Building the railway to Tobruk, May 1943, Oil, 648 x 900mm, North Africa, Archives New Zealand: AAAC 898 NCWA 9.
|Date of issue:||5 August 2020|
|Number of stamps:||Four gummed stamps|
|Denominations:||$1.40, $2.70, $3.50, $4.00|
|Stamps, miniature sheet and first day covers designed by:||Nicky Dyer, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Printer and process:||Southern Colour Print, New Zealand by offset lithography|
|Number of colours:||Four process colours|
|Stamp size and format:||37.5mm x 36.95mm (square)|
|Miniature sheet size and format:||120mm x 95mm (horizontal)|
|Paper type:||Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper|
|Number of stamps per sheet:||25|
|Perforation gauge:||14.4 x 14.615|
|Special blocks:||Plate/imprint blocks may be obtained by purchasing at least six stamps from a sheet. Barcode blocks are available in A and B formats.|
|Period of sale:||Unless stock is exhausted earlier, these stamps will remain on sale until 4 August 2021. First day covers will remain on sale until 30 September 2020.|