The first railway line in New Zealand ran from Christchurch to Ferrymead and was completed in 1863.
The centenary of the event was commemorated by an issue of two stamps.
This stamp issue first appeared in New Zealand Post Stamp Bulletin No. 29 on 1 November 1963.
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: http://www.nzsgb.org.uk/
Product Listing for Centenary of Railways
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|Date of issue:||25 November 1963|
|Designers:||New Zealand Railways, Wellington|
|Printers:||Thomas De La Rue, England|
|Stamp size:||40mm x 24mm|
|Sheet size:||120 stamps per sheet|
|Paper type:||Multiple NZ and star watermark|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 29 February 1964.|