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Tokelau Moon Landing 50 Years

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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.

Issue information

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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Image Title Description Price
Single Stamp

Single 45c 'Pre-launch' gummed stamp.

Saturn V is prepared to launch on 16 July, as the three astronauts and over 450 personnel in the firing room await liftoff.

Single Stamp

Single $1.40 'Lift-off' gummed stamp.

Millions around the world watched the historic launch on television or listened to radio broadcasts.

Single Stamp

Single $2.00 'Lunar Module' gummed stamp.

The Apollo 11 Lunar Module rests on the Moon’s surface.

Single Stamp

Single $3.00 'Landing' gummed stamp.

The three Apollo 11 crew men await pickup by a helicopter from the USS Hornet, prime recovery ship for the historic Apollo 11 mission.

Miniature Sheet Mint, used or cancelled gummed miniature sheet. $6.85
First Day Cover First day cover with four gummed stamps affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue. $7.35
Miniature Sheet First Day Cover Miniature sheet first day cover with gummed miniature sheet affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue. $7.35

Technical information

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
Perforation gauge: 13.33
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.