The true essence of New Zealand is captured in the initiative and friendliness of the country's many small towns.
Many communities are fiercely proud of their identity, and have gone to quite extraordinary lengths to keep their spirit alive and to put themselves on the map with powerful visual statements that signal to passers-by just who they are.
Product Listing for Town Icons
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|Date of issue:||7 October 1998|
|Denominations and designs:||Ten 40c self-adhesive stamps featuring the Paeroa L&P Bottle, Ohakune Carrot, Gore Browm Trout, Kaikoura Crayfish, Te Kuiti Shearer, Napier Pania of the Reef, Riverton Paua Sheel, Te puke Kiwifruit, Tekapo Sheepdog and Hawera Cow|
|Stamps and first day cover designed by:||Donna McKenna, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Printer and process:||Australia Post - Sprintpak, Australia, by offset lithography|
|Number of colours:||Four process and one special colour|
|Stamp size and format:||Paeroa L&P Bottle and Ohakune Carrot - 25mm x 50mm (vertical); Gore Brown Trout, Kaikoura Crayfish, Te Kuiti Shearer and Napier Pania of the Reef - 26mm x 37mm (vertical); Riverton Paua Shell, Te Puke Kiwifruit, Tekapo Sheepdog and Hawera Cow - 25mm x 30mm (vertical)|
|Number of stamps per booklet:||10|
|Perforation gauge:||Die cut|
|Paper type:||Self-adhesive red phosphor coated stamp paper|
|Cost of unadressed first day cover with ten self-adhesive stamps:||$4.50|
|Special blocks:||Limited quantities of two and four self-adhesive stamp blocks cut from the jumbo roll were available on a 'first come, first served' basis.|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 7 October 1999.|