This set of stamps commemorated the centennial of the province of Hawke's Bay.
The stamps depicted significant features of the Province: The Māori legend of Pania, Cape Kidnappers Gannet Sanctuary and sheep shearing.
The design of the 2d stamp was completed by M R Smith, the 3d by J Berry and the 8d by LC Mitchell.
New Zealand Post would like to acknowledge the following for their assistance and guidance in bringing together this stamp issue.
Information included on this page sourced from The Postage Stamps of New Zealand published by the Royal Philatelic Society of NZ. Their web site offers further information useful to those interested in the stamps and postal history of New Zealand. Link: https://www.rpsnz.org.nz/
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/
This stamp issue first appeared in New Zealand Post Stamp Bulletin No. 15 on 28 July 1958.
Product Listing for Hawkes Bay Centennial
Single 2d gummed stamp.
Pania Statue - in recognition of the part played by Maoris in the development of the country.
Single 3d gummed stamp.
Gannet nesting grounds at Cape Kidnappers.
Single 8d gummed stamp.
|Date of issue:
|3 November 1958
|M R Smith, Levin; J Berry, Wellington and L C Mitchell, Wellington
|Harrison and Sons, England
|2d and 8d: 24mm x 28mm; 3d: 41mm x 25mm
|120 stamps per sheet
|Guard Bridge, multiple NZ and star watermark
|Period of sale:
|These stamps remained on sale until 28 February 1959.