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Law Society

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This stamp issue commemorated the centenary of the New Zealand Law Society which held an International Conference at Rotorua between 8 - 11 April 1969.

Issue information

The Society has an established reputation as one of the leading societies of lawyers in the Commonwealth.  It is fully represented on the Council of the International Bar Association and played a substantial part in the formation of the Law Association for Asia and the Western Pacific.

Supreme Court Building, Auckland.

New Zealand Law Society's Coast of Arms.

Memorial Window of the Hall of the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, depicting the traditional figure of the blind "Goddess of Justice".

Stamp bulletin

This stamp issue first appeared in New Zealand Post Stamp Bulletin No. 3 in December 1969.

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:

Technical information

Date of Issue: 8 April 1969
Designers: R M Conly, Christchurch
Printers: Bradbury Wilkinson, England
Stamp Size: 3c: 41mm x 25mm;  10c and 18c: 25mm x 41mm
Sheet Size: 100 stamps per sheet
Process: Lithography
Performance Gauge: 3c: 13 5 x 13; 10c and 18c: 13 x 13.5
Paper Type: Chalk surfaced, unwatermarked
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