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Tokelau Weaving 2020

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Tokelauan women are renowned for their weaving skills and have been crafting beautiful woven objects for centuries.

Issue information

NZ Post Collectables focused on the beautiful detail of four objects from the collection at Te Papa Tongarewa National Museum of New Zealand for this issue. These stamps provided a glimpse into the rich variety of items created through weaving for both everyday functional use, artistic works and those crafted for special occasions. These special objects are housed at Te Papa Tongarewa National Museum of New Zealand.

Product listing for Tokelau Weaving 2020

Image Title Description Price
Tokelau Weaving 2020 single 45c gummed stamp | NZ Post Collectables Single Stamp

Single 45c 'Ili' gummed stamp.

Ili are fans made in different proportions and shapes, and from a variety of natural and synthetic materials. They are useful for keeping cool in Tokelau’s tropical climate.

$0.45
Tokelau Weaving 2020 single $1.40 gummed stamp | NZ Post Collectables Single Stamp

Single $1.40 'Ato' gummed stamp.

Baskets woven in Tokelau are generally used as personal handbags, woven with various patterns and embellishments and in different shapes and sizes.

$1.40
Tokelau Weaving 2020 single $2.00 gummed stamp | NZ Post Collectables Single Stamp

Single $2.00 'Pupu' gummed stamp.

Used to hold water, these coconut shell containers are carried in a strong woven wrapping made of natural materials.

$2.00
Tokelau Weaving 2020 single $3.00 gummed stamp | NZ Post Collectables Single Stamp

Single $3.00 'Titi' gummed stamp.

A titi is a woman’s garment that is worn around the waist and drops to the knee. Traditionally it is made from kanava bark strips or coconut leaves.

$3.00
Tokelau Weaving 2020 gummed miniature sheet | NZ Post Collectables Miniature Sheet Mint, used or cancelled gummed miniature sheet. $6.85
Tokelau Weaving 2020 first day cover | NZ Post Collectables First Day Cover First day cover with four gummed stamps affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue. $7.35
Tokelau Weaving 2020 miniature sheet first day cover | NZ Post Collectables Miniature Sheet First Day Cover First day cover with gummed miniature sheet affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue. $7.35

Technical information

Date of issue: 16 April 2020
Number of stamps: Four gummed stamps
Denominations: 45c, $1.40, $2.00 & $3.00
Stamps, miniature sheet and first day covers designed by: Cam Price, 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 15 April 2021.