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The New Zealand Collection 2000

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Imagine looking at our country for the first time. What would we see? What defines New Zealand? What sets us apart as we meet the challenges and promises for the new century?

Issue information

The New Zealand Stamp Collection 2000 captured the spirit of 2000. The album reflects on our times to treasure and our moments to remember over the previous years, from paying tribute to 100 years of royalty to Olympic gold. We celebrated Kiwiana and our childhood companions. We took to the air with winged friends, and we even relived the thrill of riding in our favourite cars, letting the road unwind before us. All the while, the sunrise of a new dawn became a memory as our year marched on.

Take a visual journey through our nation’s stamp album, a time capsule of our past and present for us, for our friends around the world, and for future generations. It was a collection of stories woven around one of the simplest and most recognised symbols of a nation’s identity – its stamps.

Each stamp tells a story and these stories are told by some very special New Zealandsers. Our contributing writers explore a diversity of subjects from our scenic splendour to our leadership in the conservation of threatened species.

The New Zealand Stamp Collection 2000 is a high quality pictorial album and a fascinating read.

Product Listing for The New Zealand Collection 2000

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Book Annual album produced with great thought and care. It contained 61 mint New Zealand stamps and a full set of protective mounts. Also included is a profile on the designers and full technical details included for each stamp issue. $85.00

Technical information

Issue date: 4 November 2000
Stamp issues featured:
  • First to see the New Dawn – Millenium Part V1
  • 2000 Year of the Dragon – Spirits and Guardians
  • Gold Round Kiwi
  • 2000 Scenic Definitives
  • Kiwiana II
  • On the Road
  • 2000 Children’s Health – Bears and Dolls
  • 2000 Scenic - Reflections
  • The Queen Mother – 100 years
  • Olympic and Sporting Pursuits
  • Christmas 2000
  • Threatened Birds