When lives are threatened, it’s usually a job for one or more of New Zealand’s rescue services.
New Zealand’s rescue services provide the country with an important safety net, including well-trained people who are dedicated to the task of rescuing others.
Danger comes in many forms. Fire, flood, earthquake, cyclone and far too often human error, all pose a threat to people’s safety. Yet whatever the circumstances and whatever the location, there is a rescue service ready to spring into action.
This stamp issue featured eight of New Zealand's rescue organisations. Each stamp carried a strong illustration of rescue services at work.
All these organisations share a common purpose - saving lives.
Product Listing for Rescue Services
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|Date of issue:||27 March 1996|
|Stamps and first day cover designed by:||Dave Clark Design, Auckland, New Zealand|
|Number of stamps:||Five|
|Denominations and designs:||$0.40 FireService/Ambulance; $0.80 Civil Defence; $1.00 Air Sea Rescue; $1.50 Air Ambulance/Rescue; $1.80 Mountain rescue/Red Cross|
|Printer and process:||Southern Colour Print, Dunedin, New Zealand, by lithography|
|Stamp size and format:||25mm x 50mm vertical|
|Number of stamps:||50 stamps per sheet|
|Paper type:||Coated Papers, red phosphor coated, unwatermarked|
|Special blocks:||Plate/Imprint, positional or value blocks could be obtained by purchasing at least six stamps. Barcode blocks were available in both A and B formats.|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 27 March 1997.|