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2023 Katherine Mansfield 1888-1923 Set of Mint Stamps

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Mint set of four gummed stamps.

Individual stamps in this issue

$1.70 'I’m a writer first and a woman after'

Words written to her husband in 1920. Mansfield is a young professional woman in this photo, but her Corona typewriter was used in the last years of her life. 

$3.00 'I want to be all that I am capable of becoming'

Written in a journal on her last birthday, this quote represents a spiritual exploration. The fan and Russian-inspired ensemble Mansfield wears is indicative of her theatrical sense of dress. 

$3.80 'To be alive and … a ‘writer’ is enough'

This quote written during World War One reflects challenging times, while the karaka tree and daisy lapel highlight a love of flowers, a recurring feature in Mansfield’s stories.  

 $4.30 'Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others'

Written on her last birthday, 14 October 1922, Mansfield was seeking a cure for her tuberculosis. The doll’s house illustration by Trish Turner references one of her best-known stories.

This stamp issue celebrates the legacy of internationally acclaimed New Zealand author Katherine Mansfield. Click here for more information.

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Date of issue: 1 February 2023
Number of stamps: Four gummed stamps
Denominations: $1.70, $3.00, $3.80 & $4.30
Stamps and first day covers designed by: Caitlin McArthur, NZ Post, Wellington, New Zealand
Printer and process: Southern Colour Print, Napier, New Zealand by offset lithography
Number of colours: Four process colours
Stamp size and format: 35mm x 46mm (vertical)
Miniature sheet size and format: 150mm x 90mm (horizontal)
Paper type: Arconvert Securpost Premium gummed 110gsm
Number of stamps per sheet: 20
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 31 January 2024. First day covers will remain on sale until 30 March 2023.
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