Single $3.60 'Tamanuiterā: Fast to rise, fast to set' gummed stamp.
Tamanuiterā (the Sun) and Marama (the Moon) together with Ngā Whetū Matariki (the Pleiades Star Cluster) make up the family of heavenly bodies known as Te Whānau Mārama (the Family of Light).
This stamp issue celebrates Matariki, the Māori New Year, in 2021 with stories of the Sun and the Moon.
$3.60 Tamanuiterā: Fast to rise, fast to set -Using his grandmother’s jawbone, Māui and his brothers slow the journey of Tamanuiterā across the sky to make the day longer.
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|Date of issue:||2 June 2021|
|Number of stamps:||Four gummed|
|Denominations:||$1.50, $2.80, $3.60 & $4.10|
|Designed and illustrated by:||Dave Burke, Tauranga, New Zealand|
|Printer and process:||Southern Colour Print, New Zealand by lithography|
|Number of colours:||Four process colours|
|Stamp size and format:||45.6mm x 35mm (horizontal)|
|Miniature sheet size and format:||180mm x 90mm (horizontal)|
|Paper type:||Tullis Russell 106gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper|
|Number of stamps per sheet:||25|
|Perforation gauge:||14.78 x 14.86|
|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 1 June 2022. First day covers will remain on sale until 28 July 2021.|