As commemorative stamp issues had already been produced for the centenaries of the Postal Service and Telegraph Service it was felt appropriate that a special stamp issue should be produced for the centenary of the Post Office Savings Bank in 1967.
Profiles of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II.
This stamp shows the reverse side of a half-sovereign, in circulation in 1867, and the reverse side of a New Zealand dollar coin issued to commemorate the changeover to decimal currency.
This stamp issue first appeared in New Zealand Post Stamp Bulletin No. 41 in October 1966.
Acknowledgments: Bulletin scanned and provided by John Biddlecombe of the New Zealand Society of Great Britain. Their web site offers further information useful to those interested in the stamps and postal history of New Zealand. Link: http://www.nzsgb.org.uk/
|Date of Issue:||3 February 1967|
|Designers:||New Zealand Post Office, Wellington|
|Printers:||Harrison and Sons, England|
|Stamp Size:||25mm x 41mm|
|Sheet Size:||120 stamps per sheet|
|Performance Gauge:||14 x 14.75|
|Paper Type:||Chalk surfaced, multiple NZ and star watermark|