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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

New Zealand 2015 Stamp Issue
2015 Year of the Sheep










:: NEW ZEALAND
 :: THEME: 2015 Year of the Sheep
  :: DENOMINATIONS: 80c, $1.40, $2.00, $2.50
   :: ISSUE DATE: 14 January 2015 
     :: DESIGN: Asiaworks, Auckland, New Zealand

The 2015 Year of the Sheep stamps represent the multicultural nature of New Zealand. This is shown on these stamps through Chinese calligraphy, paper-cutting and line art illustration against backgrounds that represent New Zealand as ‘the land of the long white cloud’.





80c - Pictogram

New Zealand PostMany modern day Chinese characters are derived from pictograms – stylised drawings of the object they represent. The pictogram on this stamp is the Chinese character for ‘sheep’, conveying both the appearance and attributes of a sheep.



$1.40 - Paper-cut Sheep


In China, paper-cuts are used extensively as home decorations and can be affixed to practically anything, from walls to mirrors and even lanterns to bring good luck. This stamp shows a paper-cut design of a sheep, decorated in traditional Chinese patterns of beauty and tranquillity.




$2.00 – Sheep in New Zealand

Sheep remain an important part of the New Zealand economy, with approximately seven sheep to every person living in New Zealand. This stamp illustrates the tranquil setting of New Zealand’s pastures, perfect for rearing sheep.





$2.50 – Church of the Good Shepherd


The Church of the Good Shepherd was the first church built in the South Island’s Mackenzie Basin in 1935 and sits next to the stunning Lake Tekapo. The stamp shows an illustration of the church with a Chinese kite and long white cloud, reflecting the multicultural nature of New Zealand.



2015 Year of the Sheep Set of Stamps
Set of 4 gummed stamps
PRICE: $6.70






2015 Year of the Sheep First Day Cover (FDC)
First day cover with 4 gummed stamps affixed.
PRICE: $7.20





2015 Year of the Sheep Miniature Sheet First Day Cover (FDC)
First day cover (FDC) with gummed miniature sheet affixed.
PRICE: $7.20




2015 Year of the Sheep Miniature Sheet
Gummed miniature sheet.
PRICE: $6.70





2015 Year of the Sheep Presentation Pack
The presentation pack contains the four gummed stamps, the miniature sheet and the first day cover along with an intricate paper-cut sheep.
PRICE: $21.90




2015 Year of the Sheep Sheet of Stamps
Sheet of 25 x $2.50 gummed stamps - PRICE: $20.00
Sheet of 25 x $1.40 gummed stamps - PRICE: $35.00
Sheet of 25 x $2.00 gummed stamps - PRICE: $50.00
Sheet of 25 x $2.50 gummed stamps - PRICE: $62.50

   





2015 Year of the Sheep Value Block
Set of 4 Value Blocks.
PRICE: $40.20






2015 Year of the Sheep Plate Block
Set of 4 Plate Blocks.
PRICE: $40.20






2015 Year of the Sheep Barcode A Block
Set of 4 Barcode A Blocks.
PRICE: $13.40


2015 Year of the Sheep Barcode B Block
Set of 4 Barcode B Blocks.
PRICE: $40.20

2015 Year of the Sheep Gutter Pairs
Set of 4 Gutter Pair Blocks.
PRICE: $13.40




2015 Year of the Sheep Logo Blocks
Set of 4 Logo Blocks.
PRICE: $13.40


2015 Year of the Sheep Stamp Sheet
Set of 4 Stamp Sheets.
PRICE: $167.50