The Fourth National Scout Jamboree, held at Trentham near Wellington, was commemorated by the issue of a single stamp.
A temporary Post Office was opened at the Jamboree and a special pictorial date stamp was used on opening day when some 26,000 covers were handled. A plain date stamp without the Scout insignia was used after the first day.
This stamp issue first appeared in New Zealand Post Stamp Bulletin No. 38 in January 1966.
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 Fourth National Scout Jamboree
Single 4d gummed stamp.
The official Jamboree badge with its arrowhead motif, symbolic of progress, was incorporated into the stamp design The panel surround also included sections of the traditional tukutuku panel design known as poutama, an ornamental pattern seen on the walls of Māori meeting houses.
|Date of issue:
|5 January 1966
|New Zealand Post Office, Wellington
|Harrison and Sons, England
|25mm x 41mm
|120 stamps per sheet
|Chalk surfaced, multiple NZ and star watermark