Tuesday, May 14, 2013

New Zealand 1975 Rose Definitives

Roses were chosen as the subject of a new definitive stamp issue in 1975 by New Zealand Post. Consists of stamps in 9 different denominations, the following roses were being featured :

1.  Sterling Silver
2.  Lilli Marlene
3.  Queen Elizabeth
4.  Super Star
5.  Diamond Jubilee
6.  Cresset
7.  Michele Meilland
8.  Josephine Bruce
9.  Iceberg


Date of Issue : 26 Nov 1975
Postmark : Wanganui
Denomination : 1c, 2c, 3c, 4c, 5c, 6c, 7c, 8c and 9c
Stamp Size : 25mm x 29mm
Paper : Harrison and Sons, Unwatermarked
Printing Process : Photogravure


So far, this is the oldest cover issue that I have in my collection (even older than me). Simple stamps, but I do really like this issue :)

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