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2020 Tokelau Kilihimahi

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As it does for Christians worldwide, in Tokelau Christmas marks the birth of Jesus.

Issue information

Combining traditional motifs, the green and blue hues of the Pacific ocean and the beauty of Tokelau’s natural surroundings, the elements of these beautiful stamps told the Christmas story while capturing the vibrant environment and traditions of Tokelau.

Product listing for 2020 Tokelau Kilihimahi

Image Title Description Price
2020 Tokelau Kilihimahi 45c single stamp | NZ Post Collectables Single Stamp

Single 45c 'Angel Gabriel' gummed stamp.

Captured in a spirited wave form, a messenger from God desends from the night sky.

$0.45
2020 Tokelau Kilihimahi $1.40 single stamp | NZ Post Collectables Single Stamp

Single 1.40 'Manger of Jesus' gummed stamp.

Jesus’ manger is nestled on the beach, safe under the stars and a protective palm tree. A guiding star above carries the good news to the shepherds.

$1.40
2020 Tokelau Kilihimahi $2.00 single stamp | NZ Post Collectables Single Stamp

Single $2.00 'The Shepherds' gummed stamp.

Guided by the stars, the turtles embody the shepherds swimming towards Jesus in his manger.

$2.00
2020 Tokelau Kilihimahi $3.00 single stamp | NZ Post Collectables Single Stamp

Single $3.00 'The Three Wise Men' gummed stamp.

In the form of waves, the three wise men follow the turtles carrying a vaka, a traditional vessel of the Pacific, here symbolising a gift for baby Jesus.

$3.00
2020 Tokelau Kilihimahi miniature sheet | NZ Post Collectables Miniature Sheet Mint, used or cancelled gummed miniature sheet. $6.85
2020 Tokelau Kilihimahi first day cover | NZ Post Collectables First Day Cover First day cover with four gummed stamps affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue. $7.35
2020 Tokelau Kilihimahi miniature sheet first day cover | NZ Post Collectables Miniature Sheet First Day Cover First day cover with gummed miniature sheet affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue. $7.35

Technical information

Date of issue: 4 November 2020
Number of stamps: Four gummed stamps
Denominations: 45c, $1.40, $2.00 & $3.00
Stamps, miniature sheet and first day covers designed by: Cam Price, New Zealand Post, Wellington, New Zealand
Printer: Collectables and Solutions Centre, New Zealand Post, Whanganui, New Zealand
Number of colours: Four process colours
Stamp size and format: 30mm x 40mm (vertical)
Paper type: Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper
Number of stamps per sheet: 16
Perforation gauge: 13.33
Special blocks: Plate blocks and value blocks could be obtained by purchasing at least six stamps from a sheet.
Period of sale: These stamps remained on sale until 3 November 2021.