These three stamps were issued as part of New Zealand's participation in Expo 70 in Japan.
One of the main attractions of the New Zealand pavilion was the Geyser Restaurant. The pavilion itself was an interesting building comprising of five inter-connected units. A striking exhibit was "the bush walk" which featured on the 18c stamp.
The Geyser Restaurant at the New Zealand pavilion.
The New Zealand Pavilion.
"The Bush Walk" - a striking and unusual exhibit.
This stamp issue first appeared in New Zealand Post Stamp Bulletin No. 4 in June 1970.
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/
|Date of Issue:||8 April 1970|
|Designers:||M Cleverley, Auckland|
|Printers:||Japanese Government Printing Bureau, Japan|
|Stamp Size:||43mm x 25.5mm|
|Sheet Size:||50 stamps per sheet|
|Perforation Gauge:||13 x 13.25|
|Paper Type:||Chalk surfaced, unwatermarked|