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