In the true spirit of celebration and unity, New Zealand Post offered you a special joint issue, from the Vatican City in Rome.
Cornerstone of the Catholic faith, home to many of the world's rarest artistic treasures and a popular tourist spot visited by thousands every day.
We offered two commemorative stamps, one joint first day cover and two sheetlets of 10 stamps each. The $1.50 stamp featured the beautiful painting of 'Nativity' from the hand of 15th century Italian artist, Pseudo Ambrogio di Baldese.
Product Listing for Vatican City and New Zealand Joint Stamp Issue
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|Date of issue:||21 November 2002|
|Number of stamps:||One|
|Denominations and designs:||$1.50 Nativity|
|Stamp, sheetlet and first day cover designed by:||CommArts Design, Wellington|
|Printer and process:||Southern Colour Print, Dunedin by offset lithography|
|Number of colours:||Five process colours (four process and one spot colour 187C)|
|Stamp size and format:||30mm x 48mm (horizontal)|
|Paper type:||De la Rue 103gsm red phosphor stamp paper|
|Number of stamps per sheetlet:||10|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 20 November 2003.|