2004 was a year for honouring so many of the things that make New Zealand the country that it is.
Our entrepreneurial spirit, our sporting excellence, our creative ingenuity, our free-spirited lifestyle and of course the stunning landscapes and tourism experiences continue to attract more and more people to our shores.
2004 was also a year in which leading-edge technology enabled us to introduce two stamp innovations – our first ‘scratch and smell’ stamp on our Garden Flowers stamps and gold-medal-winning moving images on our Olympic Games 2004 stamps.
This, combined with gorgeous stamp innovations and a diverse range of accompanying collectables, made The New Zealand Stamp Collection 2004 a true collector’s delight.
Your Album: Your Choice
This eye-catching collection was available in two formats – one a superb collector’s piece, the other ideal as a present for friends or family, or as a very special corporate Christmas gift. Both were a single integrated record of an entire year’s issues, complete with the stories behind their selection.
Comprising 63 pages packed with fascinating insights, The New Zealand Collection 2004 premier bound format included a mint set of selected postage stamps issued between January 2004 and December 2004 and was securely contained in a protective slip case. It featured contributions from well-known Kiwi personalities such as Rugby Sevens legend Eric Rush, director of World of WearableArt Ltd Suzie Moncrieff, ONZM writer and broadcaster Maggie Barry, and Olympic Champion Sir Murray Halberg.
Meanwhile our second style choice, complete with dust jacket, had an identical design but featured photographic replicas of the stamps instead of originals.
Product Listing for The New Zealand Collection 2004
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|Date of issue:||1 December 2004|
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