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The New Zealand Collection 2002

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2002 was a glorious year for stamps in New Zealand. We celebrated winners, applauded creative talent and displayed nature’s awesome beauty.

Issue information

We promoted the talent of tomorrow, honoured the spirit of the past and peeked at some delightfully ‘kiwi’ eccentricities. We took a new look at some perennial favourites. All of this was captured in The New Zealand Collection 2002 – a superbly presented album!

Introducing a Choice of Albums

New Zealand Post produced this annual stamp album for the first time in two formats. Firstly, we presented The New Zealand Collection 2002 complete with a mint set of 73 stamps issued between December 2001 and November 2002 and was securely contained in a protective slip case.

Alternatively, you could choose a collection that simple featured photographs of the stamps.

Whichever one you chose, you would have still enjoyed a philatelic feast – the stamps and their stories plus designer profiles and technical details, all complemented with stunning full-colour photographs and illustrations. Contributors included Richard Taylor and Tania Rodger, the creative talents behind the special effects in The Lord of the Rings, and popular New Zealand children’s writer Joy Cowley.

Product Listing for The New Zealand Collection 2002

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Image Title Description Price
Book Annual album containing all of the New Zealand Post stamps issued in 2002. Also included within this beautifully displayed album were stories behind each of the stamp issues. $89.00
Book Annual album containing stamp illustrations and the stories behind each of the stamp issues. No stamps included. $40.00

Technical information

Issue date: 6 November 2002
Stamp issues featured:
  • 2002 Year of the Horse – New Zealand’s Group One Winners
  • New Zealand’s Native Fungi
  • Architectural Heritage
  • Art Meets Craft
  • HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother 1900 - 2002
  • New Zealand Post Children’s Book Festival Stamps
  • 2002 Bronze Round Kiwi
  • 2002 Scenic Coastlines
  • 2002 Children’s Health – Healthy Living
  • Leading the Waves
  • Holiday Hideaways
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • Christmas 2002
  • America’s Cup