Mint set of six gummed stamps.
Individual stamps included in this set
New Zealand has a proud Olympic history on the track. 1,500m runner Jack Lovelock paved the way, winning gold at the Berlin 1936 Olympic Games. He was followed by the late Sir Peter Snell, who won three gold medals across two Olympic Games.
Surfing will make its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020 with 20 men and 20 women set to battle it out in the waves for a spot on the Olympic podium.
$1.40 Pole vault
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.
Hockey is generally dominated by European nations, but at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, the New Zealand men’s hockey team upset Australia to win gold, becoming the first non-Asian/European team ever to clinch the top podium spot.
$3.50 Rugby sevens
Rugby sevens made its Olympic debut at the Rio 2016 Games, where the New Zealand women’s side won a hard-fought silver medal.
$4.00 Shot put
The words ‘New Zealand’ and ‘shot put’ have become synonymous in the past decade. Dame Valerie Adams has won two Olympic gold medals and one bronze, while Tom Walsh won a bronze medal at the Rio Olympic Games.
|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.|