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The New Zealand Collection 2006

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In 2006, New Zealand Post stamps provided us with a wonderful glimpse of the people, places, events and perspectives that have shaped and continue to influence our daily lives.

Issue information

In 2006 we looked back at history with our issues on the 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake and the New Zealand gold rushes. We travelled the country with our scenic stamps and celebrated Queen Elizabeth II’s 80th birthday. We treasured the children and animals in our lives with our children’s health and Year of the Dog collections.

Of course there was more – a whole 12 months of stamps that we were proud to present in The New Zealand Collection 2006. Providing a superb record of a year of stamp diversity, this lovely album was a must for stamp collectors everywhere.

Ordering your personal copy ensured you had not only a complete collection of 2006’s stamps but also rich commentary on the stories behind them.

Father Des Britten, well known for his cuisine and community work, provided us with an insight on ‘what Christmas means to me’. Phillip O’Shea CNZM, LVO, New Zealand’s Herald of Arms Extraordinary to The Queen, writes about Her Majesty and the Royal family. Other editorial was written exclusively for this album by experts in their fields.

Enlightening and informative, it was a book that absorbed you for hours!

Your Album: Your Choice

New Zealand Post offered this collection in two different formats.

The premier hardcover format was stylishly bound with a slip case complete with a mini set of 72 stamps issued between January 2006 and December 2006.

The second dustjacket format featured photographs of the stamps only - a perfect record of an entire year of stamps, complete with the story behind their selection.

Product Listing for  The New Zealand Collection 2006

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Image Title Description Price
Book Annual album containing all of the New Zealand Post stamps issued in 2006. 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. $24.95

Technical information

Issue date: 1 November 2006
Stamp issues featured:
  • 2006 Year of the Dog
  • 75th Anniversary of the Hawke’s Bay Earthquake
  • Tourism 2006
  • Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 80th Birthday
  • Personalised Stamps 2006
  • 2006 Scenic – Renewable Energy
  • Children’s Health, Healthy Living: 5+ A Day
  • Gold Rush
  • Christmas 2006
  • Summer Festivals