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2020 Te Wiki o te Reo Maori - Maori Language Week Set of Cancelled Stamps

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Cancelled set of four gummed stamps.

Individual stamps included in this set

$1.40 Aroha

Love, affection, respect, compassion, empathy. Aroha is best understood when it is broken down into its component parts, ARO - ‘take notice of ’ and HĀ - ‘ones essence or breathing’.

$2.70 Whānau

Family, to give birth to. ‘Ko au, ko te whānau, ko te hapū, ko te iwi - Me, my family, my relations, my people.’ Whānau sits at the heart of Māori communities.

$3.50 Tāne

Male, man, husband. ‘E moe ki te tāne ringa raupa – Marry a man with calloused hands.’ This whakataukī (proverb) suggests a desirable attribute for prospective husbands.

$4.00 Wahine

Female, woman, wife. ‘Mā te wahine, mā te whēnua, ngaro ai te tangata - For a woman, for land, man will give his life’ is a much spoken whakataukī.

Date of issue: 2 September 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: Dave Burke, Tauranga, New Zealand
Printer and process: Southern Colour Print, New Zealand by offset lithography
Number of colours: Four process colours
Stamp size and format: 46mm x 35mm (horizontal)
Miniature sheet size and format: 108mm x 90mm (horizontal)
Paper type: Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper
Number of stamps per sheet: 25
Perforation gauge: 14.286 x 13.895
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 1 September 2021. First day covers will remain on sale until 28 October 2020.