Whether they’re ‘off the beaten track’ or ‘on the main drag’, numerous New Zealand towns have made a name for themselves by erecting ‘legendary landmarks’ that tell stories about the town’s history, culture and landscape.
The Legendary Landmarks stamp issue looked at just 18 of the many town icons across New Zealand, highlighting just how wonderful and unique these sculptures and the towns they represent really are. From the well-known landmarks like the Lemon & Paeroa bottle and the Ohakune carrot, to the lesser-known Mossburn deer and the truly kiwi Taihape gumboot, these landmarks can tell you about the local history and the town’s identity without saying a word.
18 Icons, One Stamp Sheet
The 18 x 80c stamps in this issue were provided together as one gummed stamp sheet. Designed to look like postcards stuck to a classic kiwi fridge, the sheet is a nod to the tradition of collecting postcards from each town whilst on holiday.
Legendary Landmarks Set of First Day Covers
A set of three first day covers was available. The 18 stamps were spread across the three first day covers, and the set made a perfect addition to any Kiwiana stamp collection.
Legendary Landmarks Postcard Set!
To complement the Legendary Landmarks stamp issue, we created a matching postcard set that you could share with your loved ones (or keep for yourself). The five postcards were packaged in a specially designed folder, and the towns featured inside were Rakaia, Cromwell, Te Puke, Rakiura and Tirau. Best of all, you received the postcard set with each stamp sheet or set of first day covers ordered. This product was also available separately for just $5.00!
Product Listing for Legendary Landmarks
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|Date of issue:||2 July 2014|
|Number of stamps:||18 gummed stamps|
|Stamps and first day covers designed by:||Graeme Mowday and Tim Christie, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Denominations:||18 x 80c|
|Printer and process:||Southern Colour Print Ltd by offset lithography|
|Number of colours:||Four process colours|
|Stamp size and format:||37.5mm x 38.3mm (horizontal)|
|Paper type:||Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper|
|Number of stamps per sheet:||18|
|Perforation gauge:||14.4 x 14.62|
|Special blocks:||Plate/imprint blocks, A and B barcode blocks, and logo and value blocks were supplied as one sheet of 18 stamps.|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 1 July 2016.|