Single $1.40 'Pole Vault' gummed stamp.
Pole vault is one of the oldest disciplines at the Olympic Games, making its debut in 1896. The sport sees athletes use a flexible pole to hurl themselves metres into the air and over a bar, making it an extremely impressive spectacle to watch.
|Date of issue:||7 October 2020|
|Number of stamps:||Six gummed stamps|
|Denominations:||$1.40 x3, $2.70, $3.50, $4.00|
|Stamps, miniature sheet and first day covers designed by:||Hannah Fortune, New Zealand Post, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Printer and process:||Southern Colour Print, New Zealand by offset lithography|
|Number of colours:||Four process colours|
|Stamp size and format:||25mm x 50mm (4x vertical, 2x horizontal)|
|Miniature sheet size and format:||182mm x 57mm (horizontal)|
|Paper type:||Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper|
|Number of stamps per sheet:||25|
|Perforation gauge:||14.4 x 14|
|Special blocks:||Plate/imprint blocks may be obtained by purchasing at least six stamps from a sheet. Barcode blocks are available in A and B formats.|
|Period of sale:||Unless stock is exhausted earlier, these stamps will remain on sale until 6 October 2021. First day covers will remain on sale until 2 December 2020.|