When summer arrives, Kiwis throughout New Zealand love summer festivals – a wonderful opportunity to enjoy entertainment extravaganzas with friends and family alike.
When summer arrives, Kiwis throughout New Zealand head for the outdoors. In this diverse country, their activity choices are endless: for the sports-minded, the extensive array of water and land-based pursuits; and for the less energetic, the endless expanses of sun-drenched coastal beaches. But for everyone, there’s the delight of summer festivals – a wonderful opportunity to enjoy entertainment extravaganzas with friends and family alike.
New Zealand’s Summer Festivals covered a spectrum of themes and activities – from family-focused events to music, theatre and dance and energy-packed sporting spectacles and competitions. Whatever you choose to attend, you can guarantee it will be good for the heart and the soul – a great way to enjoy the season of sunshine.
All the festivals on show in this issue were pulled together in a se-tenant strip of five stamps.
The miniature sheet had the five stamps in a delightful depiction of summer and the entertainment opportunities it brings.
First Day Covers
The Summer Festivals first day covers displayed both the five stamps and miniature sheet in distinctively different ways. Each evoked the excitement that festivals inspire – for those who participate and those who simply choose to watch.
Product Listing for Summer Festivals
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|Date of issue:||1 November 2006|
|Number of stamps:||Five gummed stamps|
|Denominations and designs:||45c, 90c, $1.35, $1.50, $2.00|
|Stamps and first day cover designed by:||The Church, Wellington|
|Printer and process:||Southern Colour Print, New Zealand by offset lithography|
|Number of colours:||Four process colours|
|Stamp size and format:||35mm x 29.4mm|
|Paper type:||104g Tullis Russell red phosphor gummed stamp paper|
|Number of stamps per sheet:||25|
|Special blocks:||Plate/imprint blocks could be obtained by purchasing at least six stamps from a sheet. Barcode blocks were available in both A and B formats.|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 31 October 2007.|