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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Tokelau 2015 Stamp Issue
Traditional Tokelau Fishing










    TOKELAU
   THEME: Traditional Tokelau Fishing
   NOMINAL VALUE: 0.45$, 1.40$, 2.00$, 3.00$
   ISSUE DATE: 7 April 2015
   STAMP DESIGN: New Zealand Post
     




Tokelau is a group of three small atolls making them the perfect place to fish. Fishing communities in Tokelau have their own traditional methods and equipment for catching different kinds of fish, and this stamp issue looks at four of those methods used to catch atu (skipjack), laulaufau (moorish idols), manini (convict tang) and pāla (wahoo). 

As a small Pacific nation surrounded by water, Tokelau still uses various traditional fishing techniques to catch the diverse species of fish that live in their waters. The elders in the Tokelau community pass these traditional fishing techniques from generation to generation.

The techniques shown in the issue are paddling (for catching atu/skipjack), netting (for catching laulaufau/moorish idols), scoop netting (for catching manini/convict tang) and noosing for catching pāla/wahoo). These techniques use handmade equipment, and often require community involvement.


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ISSUE DATE: 7 April 2015
ISSUE WITHDRAWAL DATE: 6 April 2016
DENOMINATIONS: 45c, $1.40, $2.00 and $3.00 
DESIGN (STAMP & FDC): New Zealand Post Limited, Wellington, New Zealand
PRINTER: Collectables and Solutions Centre,
New Zealand Post, Whanganui, New Zealand
PAPER: Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper
COLOURS: Four process colours
STAMP SIZE: 40mm x 30mm 
PERFORATIONS: 13.33
SHEET LAYOUT: 16



SET OF 4 STAMPS

MINT SET OF 4 GUMMED STAMPS
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SINGLE STAMP

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SINGLE STAMP

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SINGLE STAMP

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SINGLE STAMP  

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MINIATURE SHEET

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FIRST DAY COVER (FDC)

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STAMP SHEET

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STAMP SHEET - SET OF 4

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VALUE BLOCKS - SET OF 4

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