The wonders of the night sky played an integral role in the population of the Pacific islands and atolls, and in 2019 the world celebrated 50 years since the first Moon landing.
Polynesian navigators look to the stars and the Moon to guide their ocean journeys. Hundreds of years on from the human discovery of Tokelau, humans went on to navigate their way into the stars, and 2019 marked 50 years since the first person set foot on Māhina - the Moon.
Miniature Sheet and First Day Covers
The miniature sheet and miniature sheet first day cover featured geometric designs representing the stars, Moon and Sun, while the first day cover showed the Saturn V launch vehicle prior to lift-off.
Product Listing for Tokelau Moon Landing 50 Years
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|Date of issue:||3 July 2019|
|Number of stamps:||Four gummed stamps|
|Denominations:||45c, $1.40, $2.00 & $3.00|
|Stamps, miniature sheet and first day covers designed by:||Saint Andrew Matautia, New Zealand Post, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Printer:||Collectables and Solutions Centre, New Zealand Post, Whanganui, New Zealand|
|Number of colours:||Four process colours|
|Stamp size and format:||30mm x 40mm (vertical)|
|Paper type:||Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper|
|Number of stamps per sheet:||16|
|Special blocks:||Plate blocks and value blocks could be obtained by purchasing at least six stamps from a sheet.|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 2 July 2020.|