Mint set of four gummed stamps.
$2.00 Star of Bethlehem and clematis
Wrapped in an earthy rose gold, this present is reminiscent of the gift of myrrh. Alongside a star-shaped gift tag, the white, star-like flowers of the clematis highlight a beautiful example of local flora and evoke the stars that guided the Three Wise Men.
$3.30 Christmas tree and pōhutukawa
The combination of pōhutukawa flower and Christmas tree tag combines two important aspects of a typical Kiwi Christmas - our love of a good Christmas tree and the annual bloom of pōhutukawa trees throughout the country.
$4.00 Dove and fern
The dove and silver fern fronds featured on this gift are both symbols of peace, while the metallic gold wrap represents the gift of gold that Jesus received at birth.
$4.60 Angel and hebe
This gift includes an angel and a purple hebe flower. Purple is often associated with Jesus - it’s the colour of royalty and is often used throughout Advent, the four weeks leading up to Christmas.
This stamp issue commemorates the annual celebration of Christmas. Click here for more information.
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|Date of issue:||4 October 2023|
|Number of stamps:||Four gummed, three self-adhesive|
|Denominations:||Gummed: $2.00, $3.30, $4.00 & $4.60; Self-adhesive: $2.00, $3.00 & $4.00 (booklets of 10 stamps)|
|Stamps and first day covers designed by:||Helen Perkins and Nick Jarvie, NZ Post, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Printer and process:||Brebner Print, Napier, New Zealand by lithography|
|Number of colours:||Four process colours plus clear overgloss|
|Stamp size and format:||Gummed: 25mmx 30mm (vertical); Self-adhesive: 25mm x 30mm (vertical)|
|Miniature sheet size and format:||150mm x 90mm (horizontal)|
|Paper type:||Gummed: Red phosphor gummed stamp paper 106gsm; Self-adhesive: Arconvert Securpost MC 90/Cprint100 P11p|
|Number of stamps per sheet:||20|
|Perforation gauge:||Gummed: 13.33 x 13.6; Self-adhesive: kiss cut|
|Special blocks:||Plate/imprint blocks may be obtained by purchasing at least six stamps from a sheet. Barcode blocks are available in A and B formats.|
|Period of sale:||Unless stocks are exhausted earlier, these stamps will remain on sale until 3 October 2024. First day covers will remain on sale until 1 December 2023.|