This special stamp issue was made in support of National Accident Free Day as part of a road safety campaign.
The stamp depicted a map of New Zealand with a road, divided by a dotted white line, from Bluff to the North Cape. On the left of the stamp a driver's hand firmly grasps a steering wheel.
This stamp issue first appeared in New Zealand Post Stamp Bulletin No. 30 on 26 February 1964.
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/
Product Listing for Road Safety Campaign
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|Single Stamp||Single 3d 'Road Safety Campaign' gummed stamp.||3d|
|Date of issue:||1 May 1964|
|Designers:||L C Mitchell, Wellington|
|Printers:||Harrison and Sons, England|
|Stamp size:||41mm x 24.5mm|
|Sheet size:||120 stamps per sheet|
|Perforation gauge:||14.75 x 14.25|
|Paper type:||Guard Bridge, chalk surfaced, multiple NZ and star watermark|