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This 1971 Commemorative Stamp Issue marked the 10th Anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty and the 25th Anniversary of the United Nations Children's Fund.

Issue information

The 10th Anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty - 6c
The symbolic design is based on an impression of the constant high winds and swirling movement of the landscape - mountains, snowdrifts, storm-whipped seas and the transparent blues and greens which abound in Antarctic.

25th Anniversary of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund - 7c
UNICEF was established in 1946 with the object of protecting children all over the world against hunger, disease and ignorance.  The stamp design features a child on a swing symbolising the celebration of what has been achieved.

Stamp bulletin

This stamp issue first appeared in New Zealand Post Stamp Bulletin No. 6 in August 1971.

Acknowledgments: Bulletin scanned and provided by John Biddlecombe of the New Zealand Society of Great Britain. Their web site offers further information useful to those interested in the stamps and postal history of New Zealand. Link:

Technical information

Date of Issue: 9 June 1971
Designers: E Mayo, Christchurch
Printers: Japanese Government Printing Bureau, Japan
Stamp Size: 25.5mm x 43mm
Sheet Size: 100 stamps per sheet
Process: Photogravure
Perforation Gauge: 6c : 13.5 x 13;  7c : 13 x 13.5
Paper Type: Chalk surfaced, unwatermarked
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