This set of stamps celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Tokelau’s first British monarch, Queen Victoria.
While it is estimated that these small atolls were first settled around 1,000 years ago, it wasn't until the 18th century that they came to be known as Tokelau.
In 1877 Tokelau was taken into the protection of Great Britain, a status that was formally acknowledged in 1889. In 1926, Britain handed over protection of Tokelau to New Zealand. In 1949, it was declared a part of New Zealand, making all its residents New Zealand citizens.
These stamps celebrate the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth in 1819.
|Date of issue:||16 October 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 may be obtained by purchasing at least six stamps from a sheet.|
|Period of sale:||Unless stocks are exhausted earlier, these stamps will remain on sale until 15 October 2020.|