New Zealand Post was proud to partner with Australia Post to mark 100 years since the Gallipoli campaign. This unique stamp and coin issue commemorated the relationship New Zealand and Australia share under the banner of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC).
This special connection between New Zealand and Australia is reflected in the design of the stamps and coins of this commemorative issue. The 80c stamp featured the iconic Australian golden wattle and incorporated hues that represent Australia’s sunburnt earth and blue skies, while the $2.00 stamp featured New Zealand’s silver fern and integrates the lush greens and blues of New Zealand’s fertile landscape. Across both stamps and coins stand two soldier silhouettes from an Anzac memorial service - a catafalque sentry and a bugler sounding the Last Post. A background image of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli extends over both stamps and coins, creating a design reflecting the unity of our Anzac alliance.
Products Fitting the Anzac Spirit
Available in this special issue was a miniature sheet, a first day cover, a miniature sheet first day cover and a joint first day cover. The joint first day cover featured the stamps from both New Zealand and Australia with the corresponding datestamps from both countries.
|Take a look at the commemorative coins that were also part of this issue. Click here to find out more.|
Product Listing for Anzac 2015 - New Zealand and Australia Joint Issue
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|Date of issue:||7 April 2015|
|Number of stamps:||Two gummed stamps|
|Stamps and first day covers designed by:||Australia Post Design Studio, Melbourne, Australia|
|Printer and process:||McKellar Renown by offset lithography|
|Number of colours:||Four process colours|
|Stamp size and format:||26mm x 37.5mm (vertical)|
|Paper type:||Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper|
|Number of stamps per sheet:||25|
|Perforation gauge:||14.6 x 13.86|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 6 April 2016. First day covers remained on sale until 7 June 2015.|