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New Zealand Post - official issuer of New Zealand stamps & commemorative coins

2020 Scenic Definitives $10.00 Stamp

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NZ20E10SS

Single $10.00 'Aoraki Mount Cook' gummed stamp.

Te Waka-o-Aoraki is an early name for the South Island of New Zealand. According to local legend, the island is an overturned canoe and the rugged peaks of the Southern Alps are Aoraki and his three brothers, turned to stone by the south wind. Local iwi (tribe) Ngāi Tahu consider Aoraki to be the most sacred of their ancestors.

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park Reserve makes up the majority of New Zealand’s only international dark sky reserve. Its 23 peaks offer some of the best mountaineering landscape in New Zealand, and the entire park offers a base for accessible alpine activities. New Zealand’s highest mountain was the training ground of Everest pioneer Sir Edmund Hillary.

June Issue

Date of issue: 3 June 2020
Number of stamps: Two gummed stamps
Denominations: $4.00 and $10.00
Stamps and first day cover designed by: New Zealand Post, Wellington, New Zealand
Printer and process: Southern Colour Print, New Zealand by offset lithography
Number of colours: Four process colours
Stamp size and format: 30mm x 25mm (horizontal)
Paper type: Gummed: Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper; Self-adhesive: Tullis Russell 210gsm PSA red phosphor stamp paper
Number of stamps per sheet: 50
Perforation gauge: 13.33 x 13.60
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 28 July 2020.

August Issue

Date of issue: 5 August 2020
Number of stamps: Three gummed stamps and one self-adhesive stamp
Denominations: Self-adhesive: $3.50; Gummed: $3.50, $4.20 and $4.70
Stamps and first day cover designed by: New Zealand Post, Wellington, New Zealand
Printer and process: Southern Colour Print, New Zealand by offset lithography
Number of colours: Four process colours
Stamp size and format: 30mm x 25mm (horizontal)
Paper type: Gummed: Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper; Self-adhesive: Tullis Russell 210gsm PSA red phosphor stamp paper
Number of stamps per sheet: 50
Perforation gauge: 13.33 x 13.60
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 30 September 2020.