Single $2.70 'Steinlager II' gummed stamp.
By the late 1980s, timber construction had been replaced first by fibreglass and then by materials like kevlar, carbon fibre and titanium. Designed by New Zealand’s Bruce Farr for Peter Blake, Steinlager II won all six legs of the gruelling 1989 Whitbread Round the World Race.
|Date of issue:||3 March 2021|
|Number of stamps:||Four gummed|
|Denominations:||$1.40, $2.70, $3.50, $4.00|
|Designed and illustrated by:||John Morris, NZ Post, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Printer and process:||Southern Colour Print, New Zealand by lithography|
|Number of colours:||Four process colours|
|Stamp size and format:||50mm x 35.71mm (vertical)|
|Miniature sheet size and format:||190mm x 90mm (horizontal)|
|Paper type:||Tullis Russell 106gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper|
|Number of stamps per sheet:||25|
|Perforation gauge:||14 x 14.4|
|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 stocks are exhausted earlier, these stamps will remain on sale until 2 March 2022. First day covers will remain on sale until 28 April 2021.|