Official issuer of New Zealand stamps & commemorative coins
Call: 06 262 7262

Map Definitive

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The 24c map stamp was issued as a result of a change in postage rates.

Issue information

This stamp depicted a map of New Zealand with longitude and latitude marking the country's position in the South Pacific.

Stamp bulletin

This stamp issue first appeared in New Zealand Post Stamp Bulletin No. 28 in October 1982.

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:  1 April 1982
Designer: A G Mitchell, Wellington
Printers: Leigh-Mardon, Australia
Stamp Size: 42mm x 25mm
Sheet Size:  100 stamps per sheet
Process: Lithography
Perforation Gauge: 14.25
Paper Type: Unwatermarked
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