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2021 Scenic Definitives

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From sparkling cities to pristine wilderness, Aotearoa New Zealand is a delight to explore.

Single stamps in this issue:

$2.80 Auckland - Auckland has the largest population in New Zealand, with about 1.7 million people. Its fusion of many cultures offers a huge range of experiences and activities for visitors and locals alike. Popularly known as 'the City of Sails’, Auckland has more yachts and launches per capita than any other city in the world.

$3.60 Waikato River - The Waikato River is New Zealand’s longest at 425 kilometres, starting in Mount Ruapehu and emptying into Lake Taupo. The word ‘Waikato’ in Māori translates to ‘flowing water’ and the river is a source of mana (pride) for local iwi (tribes).

$4.10 Castle Hill, Canterbury - Also known as Kura Tāwhiti, this part of the Canterbury plains is home to a striking collection of limestone tors. Up to 50 metres tall, these ancient natural structures were formed 30 million years ago by sediment in a deep inland sea. Rare and endangered plants can be found here, including the Castle Hill buttercup.

Product listing for 2021 Scenic Definitives

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Image Title Description Price
2021 Scenic Definitives first day cover | NZ Post Collectables First Day Cover First day cover with one gummed and two self adhesive stamps affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue. $11.00

Technical information

Date of issue: 2 June 2021
Number of stamps: One gummed, two self adhesive
Denominations: $4.10 gummed, $2.80 and $3.60 self adhesive
Designed and illustrated by: 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: 30mm x 25mm (Horizontal)
Paper type: Tullis Russell 106gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper
Number of stamps per sheet: 50 gummed $4.10
Perforation gauge: 13.33 x 13.60 gummed, self adhesive diecut
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 further notice. The first day cover will remain on sale until 28 July 2021.