Archive for the ‘New Zealand’ Category
On May 12 I received this very nice cover from New Zealand, thank you Gordon! It was posted in Halswell on May 3, 2014.
The left two stamps are part of the set “ANZAC WWII Poster Art”, which was issued on April 2, 2014. The right stamp is part of a mini-sheet that commemorates different architectural styles of New Zealand. The sheet was issued on March 5, 2014.
It was posted in Christchurch on February 18 and arrived on February 25, 2013. The three stamps on the left are part of the definitives set, which was issued on 21 November 2012. The stamps depict the Mount Erebus, the Beardmore Glacier, and the Lake Vanda.
The right stamp commemorates the explorer Roald Amundsen (1872-1928). The stamp is part of a set, which was issued on 2 November 2011.
The envelope commemorates the KiwiStamp “Unpredictable Weather”, which was issued on Septemper 7, 2009. The attached stamps are part of the “Scenic” set (issued on March 6, 2000) and depict Rangitoto Island, the Taiaroa Head lighthouse, the Kaikoura Coast, and Lake Camp in South Canterbury. More info can be found at the NZ post website.
Thank you, Jean Pierre, for this beautiful cover from the New Zealand Antarctic territory, the Ross Dependency! The cover has the postmark of Christchurch, December 2, 2009.
The stamps and cover, which were issued on November 25, 2009, commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Antarctic Treaty on December 1, 1959. The stamp inscriptions are based on the treaty’s articles:
- Antarctica Shall be Used for Peaceful Purposes Only
- Freedom of Scientific Investigation in Antarctica
- International Co-operation in Scientific Investigation in Antarctica
More info on this beautiful stamp issue can be found here.
It was posted in Auckland in July 2009. Unfortunately the postmark is too blurred to read well. The left stamp depicts Tolaga Bay with New Zealands longest wharf, the middle stamp commemorates Formula One champion Bruce McLaren (1937-1970), and the right stamps commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Auckland Harbour Bridge.