If you’re not one to sit idly on a beach while on holiday, then Niue’s walkways could provide you with a low impact but high reward way to view this picturesque island. Grab your walking shoes and come exploring in this stamp issue that featured some of Niue’s top walkways.
The small Island nation of Niue is home to a labyrinth of spectacular walkways. Well maintained, these walkways vary in difficulty and terrain, offering everything from a gentle wander through the rainforest to a steep climb down 155 steps.
There’s a historical story behind each of the walkways featured on these stamps, from the bathing place of Niue’s kings to a hidden freshwater spring once used by nearby villages.
The first day cover and miniature sheet first day cover displayed the stamps on a background of more beautifully scenic shots of Niue’s landscape.
Product Listing for Walkways of Niue
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|Date of issue:||12 July 2017|
|Number of stamps:||Four gummed stamps|
|Denominations:||$0.30, $1.40, $2.00, $4.00|
|Stamps, miniature sheet and first day cover designed by:||Nikole McGillivray, New Zealand Post Ltd, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Printer:||Collectables and Solutions Centre, New Zealand Post, Whanganui, New Zealand|
|Number of colours:||Four process colours|
|Stamp size and format:||40mm x 30mm (vertical)|
|Paper type:||Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper|
|Number of stamps per sheet:||16|
|Special blocks:||Plate and value blocks could be obtained by purchasing at least six stamps from a sheet.|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 11 July 2018.|