The Boy Scouts Association Pan-Pacific Jamboree was held in New Zealand during December 1958 and January 1959.
More than 8,000 Boy Scouts from New Zealand and from overseas assembled at Cornwall Park, Auckland making the Jamboree the then largest youth gathering ever held in New Zealand. A post office was set up on the grounds of the Jamboree selling souvenir envelopes with profits going towards the Jamboree funds.
New Zealand Post would like to acknowledge the following for their assistance and guidance in bringing together this stamp issue.
Information included on this page sourced from The Postage Stamps of New Zealand published by the Royal Philatelic Society of NZ. Their web site offers further information useful to those interested in the stamps and postal history of New Zealand. Link: https://www.rpsnz.org.nz/
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: http://www.nzsgb.org.uk/
This stamp issue first appeared in New Zealand Post Stamp Bulletin No. 15 on 28 July 1958.
Product Listing for Boy Scouts Pan-Pacific Jamboree
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Single 3d gummed stamp.
The Jamboree stamp depicted a kiwi encircled with the words BOY SCOUTS PAN-PACIFIC JAMBOREE 1959 along with the official Jamboree badge.
|Date of issue:||5 January 1959|
|Designers:||Shirley M Collins, Christchurch|
|Printers:||Bradbury Wilkinson, England|
|Stamp size:||24.5mm x 28mm|
|Sheet size:||160 stamps per sheet|
|Process:||Recess printed - Intaglio|
|Perforation gauge:||13.5 x 13|
|Paper type:||Wiggins Teape 'Esparto', multiple NZ and star watermark|
|Period of sale:||This stamp remained on sale until 31 March 1959.|