Cancelled sheet of nine gummed stamps.
Individual stamps included in this set
$1.40 I spy ‘M’ for Mount Taranaki, Taranaki
New Zealand’s contrasting landscapes and geological wonders are one of the best reasons to travel the length of the country. Mount Taranaki is a perfectly formed dormant volcano, pleasing to look at and New Zealand’s most frequently climbed peak.
$1.40 I spy ‘K’ for Kiwi, Stewart Island
Although we’re named after them, most New Zealanders have never seen a kiwi in the wild. Rakiura/ Stewart Island is one of the only places in Aotearoa where you can see these usually nocturnal birds in daylight.
$1.40 I spy ‘S’ for Stargazing, Tekapo
Lake Tekapo is well known as one of the best places in New Zealand to stargaze – you can get an even better look at the cosmos through the Mount John observatory telescope.
$1.40 I spy ‘D’ for Dolphins, Akaroa
Among other amazing sea life, Akaroa is where you can spot the world’s smallest and rarest dolphin – Hector's dolphin.
$1.40 I spy ‘T’ for Treaty Grounds, Waitangi
New Zealand’s most important historic site is a must-see for all Kiwis, with enough to explore for one or two days. Including museums, a carving studio, the Treaty House, Te Whare Rūnanga (Carved Meeting House), traditional Māori waka taua (war canoes) and a full programme of tours and cultural performances.
$1.40 I spy ‘L’ for Lighthouse, Wairarapa
Several of New Zealand’s charming classic lighthouses can be viewed on various parts of the Wairarapa coastline.
$1.40 I spy ‘G’ for Gardens, Hamilton
The Waikato’s most popular tourist attraction is a collection of immaculately kept gardens that explore the history, context and meaning of gardens around the world.
$1.40 I spy ‘C’ for Canoeing, Whanganui
Float down New Zealand’s longest navigable river in a canoe or kayak and visit the Bridge to Nowhere.
$1.40 I spy ‘B’ for Boats, Marlborough Sounds
Fishing, cruising and water sports are all at your fingertips in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds.
|Date of issue:||3 February 2021|
|Number of stamps:||9 gummed stamps|
|Denominations:||Nine x $1.40|
|Stamps and first day covers designed by:||YMC Design, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Printer and process:||Southern Colour Print Ltd by offset lithography|
|Number of colours:||Four process colours|
|Stamp size and format:||35mm x 45mm (vertical)|
|Stamp sheet size and format:||180mm x 235mm (horizontal)|
|Paper type:||Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper|
|Number of stamps per sheet:||9|
|Perforation gauge:||14.286 x 14.47|
|Period of sale:||Unless stocks are exhausted earlier, these stamps will remain on sale until 2 February 2022. First day covers will remain on sale until 31 March 2021.|