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Sealife Booklet

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This stunning design showed the wealth of life and colour that can be found beneath New Zealand waters.

Issue information

The 10-stamp sheet makes up a panoramic view of the ocean, and each 45c stamp was cleverly designed to stand alone with its own individual subject. Many of New Zealand's major seafood industry export earners were represented in the design.

The booklet stamps include:

Tarakihi, snapper, groper, salmon (cage reared), orange roughy, southern blue fin tuna, albacore tuna, kahawai, squid, hoki, oreo dory, rock lobster, greenshell mussels, and pāua.

Product listing for Sealife booklet

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Image Title Description Price
First Day Cover First day cover with stamps affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue. $4.25
Gummed Booklet Booklet containing 10 x 45c gummed stamps. $4.50

Technical information

Date of issue: 1 September 1993
Designer: Rick Youmans, Wellington, NZ
Printer: Southern Colour Print, Dunedin
Stamp size: 30mm x 25mm
Sheet size: 10 stamps per booklet
Process: Lithography
Perforation gauge: 14 x 14
Paper type: Peterborough Paper Convertors, red phosphor coated, unwatermarked
Period of sale: These stamps remained on sale until 1 September 1994.