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Matariki 2022 $2.80 Stamp

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Single $2.80 'Nga mata o Tāwhirimātea' gummed stamp.

Tāwhirimātea’s eyes, now on Ranginui, guide Tamarereti as he carries those who have passed on in the previous year to join the star cluster of those who lived before them.

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Date of issue: 4 May 2022
Number of stamps: Four gummed
Denominations: $1.50, $2.80, $3.60 & $4.10
Designed and illustrated by: KE Design, Tolaga Bay, New Zealand
Printer and process: Southern Colour Print, New Zealand by lithography
Number of colours: Four process colours
Stamp size and format: 40mm x 30mm (horizontal)
Miniature sheet size and format: 150mm x 90mm (horizontal)
Paper type: Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper
Number of stamps per sheet: 25
Perforation gauge: 14
Special blocks: Plate/imprint blocks may be obtained by purchasing at least six stamps from a sheet. Barcode blocks are available in A and B formats.
Period of sale: Unless stocks are exhausted earlier, these stamps will remain on sale until 3 May 2023. First day covers will remain on sale until 1 July 2022