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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Presentation Pack

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Presentation packs are produced for certain stamp issues and provide in-depth commentary on the subject of the stamps, as well as a selection stamp products. They make beautiful gifts and are a product to be treasured.

Commemorate the efforts of the 2020 New Zealand Team with this issue’s presentation pack, with guest writer Rob Waddell, New Zealand's 18th Chef de Mission for the Olympic Games. Waddell most recently represented New Zealand at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and followed this with an America's Cup campaign. He made steady and sometimes startling progress as a rower in the 1990s, and went on to join the long line of outstanding New Zealand single scullers with world titles in 1998 and 1999, capping off his career with a gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Waddell won the Lonsdale Cup in 1998 and 2000, and was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2001 for his services to rowing.

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.