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Personalised Stamps 2006

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New Zealand Post was excited to bring you a preview of the next generation of our succesful 'personalised stamps' in 2006.

Issue information

For kiwis around the country, and those receiving New Zealand mail abroad, personalised stamps were a fantastic opportunity to add a personalised touch to the postage experience.

This set of personalised stamps was available as a sheetlet of ten stamps and a first day cover. This was a real collector’s item as it would be the only formal opportunity to purchase the ten individual stamp designs together. Event specific and Kiwiana stamp images are available in 45c, $1.50 and $2.00 denominations.

The 2006 Personalised Stamps included some great Kiwi icons like the Buzzy Bee and the fern, as well as more generic festive and celebration symbols like the brilliant red flowering pōhutakawa and champagne glasses.

These personalised stamps were a superb way to communicate emotion and occasion to friends and family around the world. With the opportunity to add your own image in the adjoining tab, this was the ‘next generation’ of personalised stamps allowing your personal photo to be presented in both landscape and portrait format, with an increased image area.

Product Listing for Personalised Stamps 2006

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Image Title Description Price
Sheetlet  Mint, used or cancelled sheetlet of ten stamps. $8.65
Sheetlet First Day Cover First day cover with stamp sheetlet affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue. $9.15

Technical information

Date of issue: 3 May 2006
Number of stamps: Sheetlet of ten
Denominations and designs: 7 x 45c, 1 x $1.50, 2 x $2.00
Stamps and first day cover designed by: Communication Arts, Wellington
Printer and process: Southern Colour Print, New Zealand by offset lithography
Number of colours: Four process colours
Stamp size and format:  20mm x 30mm
Paper type: Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper
Number of stamps per sheetlet: Ten
Perforation gauge: 14
Period of sale: These stamps remained on sale until 2 May 2007.