In 2019 the world celebrated 50 years since the first Moon landing.
On Tuesday 2 July 2019, the Moon - Mahina - blocked the sun over the South Pacific Ocean, Chile and Argentina for a partial solar eclipse, and Niue was one of the best locations from which to view it. It will have been 50 years prior, in July 1969, that the Apollo 11 mission took the first humans to the surface of Mahina.
Miniature Sheet and First Day Covers
The miniature sheet showed the Saturn V launch vehicle mid-launch, with the full image continued on the miniature sheet first day cover. The first day cover featured a close-up image of one of the astronauts descending a ladder into the Moon’s surface.
Product Listing for Niue Moon Landing 50 Years
Single 30c 'Pre-launch' gummed stamp.
The world awaits the launch of Saturn V on 16 July 1969.
Single $1.40 'Lift-off' gummed stamp.
The Apollo 11 Saturn V space vehicle rises past the launch tower as it lifts off.
Single $2.00 'The Moon Walk' gummed stamp.
Man walks on the Moon for the first time.
Single $4.00 'Landing' gummed stamp.
The Apollo 11 mission safely returned to Earth on 24 July 1969.
|Miniature Sheet||Mint, used or cancelled gummed miniature sheet.||$7.70|
|First Day Cover||First day cover with four gummed stamps affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue.||$8.20|
|Miniature Sheet First Day Cover||First day cover with gummed miniature sheet affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue.||$8.20|
|Date of issue:||3 July 2019|
|Number of stamps:||Four gummed|
|Denominations:||30c, $1.40, $2.00 and $4.00|
|Stamps, miniature sheet and first day covers designed by:||Saint Andrew Matautia, New Zealand Post, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Printer:||Collectables and Solutions Centre, New Zealand Post, Whanganui, New Zealand|
|Number of colours:||Four process colours|
|Stamp size and format:||30mm x 40mm (vertical)|
|Paper type:||Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper|
|Number of stamps per sheet:||16|
|Special blocks:||Plate and value blocks could be obtained by purchasing at least six stamps from a sheet.|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 2 July 2020.|