A bright shining star was the linking theme for the Christmas 1989 stamps. The 'Star of Bethlehem' was placed above New Zealand scenes in all four stamps.
The scene through a bedroom window on the 35 cent stamp is of One Tree Hill, Auckland. A shepherd and his sheep look out over a snow-covered mountain, river and valley on the 65 cent stamp, while a peaceful boat harbour scene is featured on the 80 cent stamp. The $1 stamp shows New Zealand on the world globe with the star above in space.
Product listing for Christmas 1989
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|Single Stamp||Single 35c 'Child's Bedroom' gummed stamp.||$0.35|
|Single Stamp||Single 65c 'Shepherd' gummed stamp.||$0.65|
|Single Stamp||Single 80c 'Boat Harbour' gummed stamp.||$0.80|
|Single Stamp||Single $1.00 'Globe' gummed stamp.||$1.00|
|First Day Cover||First day cover with stamps affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue.||$3.05|
|Self-adhesive Booklet||Booklet containing 10 x 35c self-adhesive stamps.||$3.50|
|Date of issue:||13 September 1989|
|Designers:||H Chapman, Auckland|
|Stamp size:||30mm x 35mm|
|Sheet size:||100 stamps per sheet|
|Paper type:||Red phosphor coated, unwatermarked|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 13 September 1990.|