Several of the new King Edward VII stamps and the new 1d Dominion stamp were overprinted 'official'.
These stamps were issued for postage on letters, packets and telegrams sent on public service.
New Zealand Post would like to acknowledge the following for their assistance and guidance in bringing together this stamp issue:
Historical 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/
Product Listing for King Edward VII and Dominion Officials
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|Date of issue:||1d - December 1909; 1/2d - January 1910; 6d - June 1910; 3d - October 1910; 1s - November 1910; 8d - May 1916|
|Designers:||W R Royle and Sons, England and Guido Bach|
|Printers:||Government Printing Office, New Zealand|
|Stamp size:||20mm x 23mm|
|Sheet size:||1/2d: 240 stamps per sheet; 2d to 1s: 120 stamps per sheet|
|Process:||1/2d and 1d: Surface printed - typography; Other values: Recess printed - Intaglio|
|Perforation gauge:||Various combinations|
De La Rue, NZ and star watermark; Cowan, NZ and star watermark; Various.