Mint set of four gummed stamps.
Individual stamps included in this set
$1.70 Early students, Wairarapa, 1930s
This stamp shows one of the earliest known photos of Te Kura students. The boy is wearing the school’s uniform, usually worn when students attended a course away from home.
$3.00 Collecting a mailbag, Aoraki Mt Cook, 1950s
This image quintessentially represents the early days of Te Kura, when lessons were delivered by post to remote rural locations. By the 1950s there were a vast array of topics taught, including a course in te reo Māori.
$3.80 Receiving school work, Arapito, 1960s
This student is shown receiving lessons in the iconic green canvas envelope that could be used to receive and send schoolwork.
$6.70 Lighthouse lessons, Tiritiri Matangi, 1970s
Although this photo represents the stereotypical image of remote learning, by the 1970s the Correspondence School had significantly diversified. Both rural and urban students were enrolled, and remote early childhood education was made available for the first time.
In 2022 Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (The Correspondence School) marks its 100th anniversary. Click here full information on the Te Kura 100 stamp issue.
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|Date of issue:||1 June 2022|
|Number of stamps:||Four gummed|
|Denominations:||$1.70, $3.00, $3.80 & $6.70|
|Designed and illustrated by:||Jon Ward, New Zealand Post, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Printer and process:||Southern Colour Print, New Zealand by lithography|
|Number of colours:||Four process colours|
|Stamp size and format:||35mm x 45mm (vertical)|
|Miniature sheet size and format:||150mm x 90mm (horizontal)|
|Paper type:||Arconvert Securpost Premium Gummed 110gsm stamp paper|
|Number of stamps per sheet:||20|
|Perforation gauge:||14.286 x 14.47|
|Special blocks:||Plate/imprint blocks may be obtained by purchasing at least six stamps from a sheet. Barcode blocks are available in A and B formats.|
|Period of sale:||Unless stocks are exhausted earlier, these stamps will remain on sale until 31 May 2023. First day covers will remain on sale until 29 July 2022.|