Single $3.50 'El Alamein' gummed stamp.
McIntyre, who was shadowing New Zealand troops in Egypt, sketched these “Grant tanks” powering slowly but steadily forward during one of the two Battles of El Alamein (these were costly engagements for New Zealand, but also the turning point of the North African campaign in the Allies’ favour).
Peter McIntyre, The Grants go into action, El Alamein, c. November 1942, Oil, 650 x 905mm, Battle of El Alamein, North African Campaign, Archives New Zealand: AAAC 898 NCWA 24.
|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.|