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2020 Scenic Definitives $4.00 Stamp

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NZ20E40SS

Single $4.00 'Island Bay, Wellington' gummed stamp.

Island Bay sits on the south coast of Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city. Since the creation of the 854-hectare Taputeranga Marine Reserve in 2006, this area has been under the protection of the Department of Conservation, and marine life populations have blossomed. Its waters are home to a rich variety of marine life, from invertebrates like octopus, rock lobsters, crabs and starfish, to over 180 fish species. Almost half of New Zealand’s seaweed species can be found here, and the bay is also frequently visited by dolphins and whales.

On clear days, the South Island’s Kaikoura Ranges are visible from parts of the coast. Tapu Te Ranga Motu, the island the bay is named after, was once a battle refuge for Māori. The suburb later became home to European fishing communities, and a cluster of fishing boats is usually moored in the sheltered bay.

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: NZ 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.