This stamp marked an unusual event, the reduction of the price of sending a standard letter within New Zealand, from 45c to 40c.
Mitre Peak is truly one of New Zealand's finest landmarks, and has appeared five times on New Zealand stamps in the past 100 years, not surprising for it is truly one of the country's great landmarks. It rises abruptly to 1695 metres out of the deep black waters of Milford Sound in the heart of Fiordland National Park. The park is a land of ice age-created fiords, mountains, rainforest, waterfalls, lakes and rivers in the south-west corner of the South Island.
Product listing for Mitre Peak Definitive
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|Single Stamp||Single 40c 'Mitre Peak' gummed stamp.||$0.40|
|First Day Cover||First day cover with two stamps affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue.||$1.05|
|Date of issue:||2 October 1995|
|Stamp and first day cover designed by:||Red Cactus Design Limited, Wellington|
|Number of stamps:||One|
|Printer and process:||Southern Colour Print, Dunedin, New Zealand, by lithography|
|Stamp size and format:||30mm x 35mm (vertical)|
|Number of stamps per sheet:||100|
|Perforation:||103gsm red phosphor coated|