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2022 IHC Art Awards Set of Cancelled Stamps

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Cancelled set of four gummed stamps.

The four artworks selected for the stamp collection are by Matthew Tonkin, Katie McMillan, Malachi Oldridge and Charlize Wilson - the past four winners of the L’affare People’s Choice Award. 

$1.70 Matthew Tonkin, 'Aeroplane'

Matthew’s screen print, the winner in 2021, was created at Two4nine art studio in Auckland. It is the result of his time spent mastering techniques and experimenting with colours and his own unique designs. 

$3.00 Katie McMillan, 'Colourful Unicorn'

“I love all the bright colours and making this. I hope when people see it, they are happy,” says Katie about her 2020 winning artwork, which is made from coloured acrylic pompoms over a paper-mâché support, mounted on a shield. 

$3.80 Malachi Oldridge, 'My Nani as a Māori Girl'

Malachi won in 2019 with a graphite pencil drawing on paper, paying tribute to his grandmother. The artwork is influenced by the late E. Mervyn Taylor’s artwork, 'Māori Girl (Hina)'. 

$5.10 Charlize Wilson, 'Looking Out from the Inside'

Charlize was only 13 when she won the L’affare People’s Choice Award in 2018 for her acrylic piece. She says art helps her "be herself" and that she likes doing art, "because it’s so much fun".

Since 2004 the IHC Art Awards have offered a platform to showcase the artistic talents of New Zealanders with intellectual disabilities. Click here for full information on the 2022 IHC Art Awards stamp issue.

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Date of issue: 6 July 2022
Number of stamps: Four gummed
Denominations: $1.70, $3.00, $3.80 & $5.10
Designed and illustrated by: Nick Jarvie, NZ Post, Wellington, New Zealand
Printer and process: Southern Colour Print, New Zealand by lithography
Number of colours: Four process colours plus clear overgloss
Stamp size and format: 30mm x 40mm (vertical)
Miniature sheet size and format: 150mm x 90mm (horizontal)
Paper type: Red phosphor gummed 106gsm
Number of stamps per sheet: 20
Perforation gauge: 14
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 5 July 2023. First day covers will remain on sale until 25 August 2022.