Children and Christmas have always been inextricably linked – so who better to design our Christmas 2007 stamps than our younger generation? It’s an idea that turned into a nationwide competition, which yielded more than 17,000 entries. Only five were destined to become the stars of our stamps – and be seen by millions around the world.
The 2006 ‘Design a Stamp’ competition was such a success that we couldn’t resist doing it again. In 2007, school children nationwide were given the challenge of designing a stamp with the theme of ‘Christmas symbols’ – and once again, the results were simply astonishing. The winning five, and particularly the Supreme Winner designed by Sione Vao age six, demonstrated the talent and imagination that abounds among Kiwi kids today.
Product Listing for Christmas 2007 - Christmas Symbols
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|Date of issue:||3 October 2007|
|Number of stamps:||Five gummed stamps, two self-adhesive stamps|
|Denominations and designs:||50c (gummed and self-adhesive), $1.00 gummed, $1.50 (gummed and self-adhesive), $2.00 gummed, $2.50 gummed|
|First day cover designed by:||Communication Arts, Wellington|
|Printers and process:||Southern Colour Print, New Zealand by offset lithography|
|Number of colours:||Four process colours|
|Stamp size and format:||Gummed: 35mm x 35mm; Self-adhesive: 30mm x 25mm (vertical)|
|Paper type:||Gummed: Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper; Self-adhesive: Avery Dennison self-adhesive stamp paper|
|Number of stamps per sheet:||50|
|Special blocks:||Plate/imprint blocks could be obtained by purchasing as least six stamps from a sheet. Barcode blocks were available in both A and B formats|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 2 October 2008.|