Nelson has the unique distinction among New Zealand cities of having been constituted a city before it was a borough.
In 1858, Queen Victoria ordained that Nelson should be a Bishop's See and therefore it achieved the status of a city before it fulfilled the statutory qualification of having sufficient population.
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This stamp issue first appeared in New Zealand Post Stamp Bulletin No. 15 on 28 July 1958.
Product Listing for Nelson Centennial
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Single 3d gummed stamp.
The Seal of the Diocese of Nelson represented Nelson's Cathedral City status.
|Date of issue:||29 September 1958|
|Designers:||M J MacDonald, Nelson|
|Printers:||Bradbury Wilkinson, England|
|Stamp size:||24.5mm x 28.5mm|
|Sheet size:||160 stamps per sheet|
|Process:||Recess printed - Intaglio|
|Perforation gauge:||13.5 x 13|
|Paper type:||Wiggins Teape 'Esparto', multiple NZ and star watermark|
|Period of sale:||This stamp remained on sale until 31 December 1958.|