Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) is the National Paralympic Committee for New Zealand and a member of the International Paralympic Committee. Spirit of Gold is a term to describe the dual purpose of PNZ: ‘gold’ to recognise its high-performance credentials and ‘spirit’ to represent caring for and inspiring communities. It is also a way of describing a Paralympian: the unique mix of talent, determination and heart that drives success on the world stage and provides inspiration to the next generation.
Paralympians will once again take to one of the greatest stages in the world between 24 August and 5 September 2021 for the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Through their amazing successes, Paralympians are incredible role models, challenging societal perceptions of disabled people worldwide.
Single stamps in this issue are:
$1.50 Sophie Pascoe - New Zealand’s most decorated Paralympian, below-the-knee amputee Sophie is a nine-time Paralympic gold medalist and multiple world champion.
$2.80 Cameron Leslie - Para swimmer and Wheelchair Rugby player Cameron Leslie was born with a quadruple limb deficiency. He is the world record holder and three-time Paralympic gold medalist in the Men’s 150m Individual Medley SM4.
$3.60 Emma Foy & Hannah van Kampen - Dargaville-born Emma Foy, who is visually impaired, snared a bronze medal at the 2013 UCI Para Cycling Road World Championships. She was ranked #1 in the world in the Elite Women’s Tandem track standings along with her sighted pilot Hannah van Kampen.
$4.10 Spirit of Gold - Spirit of Gold is a term to describe the dual purpose of Paralympics New Zealand: ‘gold’ to recognise its high-performance credentials and ‘spirit’ to represent caring for and inspiring communities. It is also a way of describing a Paralympian: the unique mix of talent, determination and heart that drives success and provides inspiration to the next generation.
Product listing for Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games
Take a look at our other collectables that are still on sale. Click here.
|First Day Cover||First day cover with four gummed stamps affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue.||$12.50|
|Miniature Sheet First Day Cover||First day cover with gummed miniature sheet affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue.||$12.50|
|Date of issue:||4 August 2021|
|Number of stamps:||Four gummed|
|Denominations:||$1.50, $2.80, $3.60 & $4.10|
|Designed and illustrated by:||John Morris, New Zealand Post, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Printer and process:||Southern Colour Print, New Zealand by lithography|
|Number of colours:||Four process colours and metallic gold|
|Stamp size and format:||30mm x 40mm (vertical)|
|Miniature sheet size and format:||150mm x 90mm|
|Paper type:||Tullis Russell 106gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper|
|Number of stamps per sheet:||25|
|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 stocks are exhausted earlier, these stamps will remain on sale until 3 August 2022. First day covers remained on sale until 3 October 2021.|