Special stamps for use solely by the Government Life Insurance Office were first issued in 1891, a lighthouse being incorporated into each stamp design. The inclusion of a stylised lighthouse on the 1981 Government Life stamp issue continued a theme that had always appeared on Government Life stamps since their inception.
Lighthouse - 5c
In colours of pastel blue, light blue and mauve.
Lighthouse - 10c
In colours of light grey, light blue and red.
Lighthouse - 20c
In colours of cerise, yellow and brown.
Lighthouse - 30c
In colours of pastel brown, light blue and military grey.
Lighthouse - 40c
In colours of orange, yellow and dark grey.
Lighthouse - 50c
In colours of pastel green, light green and brown.
This stamp issue first appeared in New Zealand Post Stamp Bulletin No. 25 in April 1981.
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:
|3 June 1981
|A G Mitchell, Wellington
|Harrison and Sons England
|42mm x 25mm
|100 stamps per sheet
|Harrison and Sons Unwatermarked