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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Niue 2015 Stamp Issue
Hiapo Niue 2015












 :: NIUE
  :: THEME: Hiapo Niue 2015   
   :: NOMINAL VALUE: 30c $1.40 $2 $4
    :: ISSUE DATE: 7 April 2015
     :: STAMP DESIGN: New Zealand Post
     




Hiapo is the Niuean word for tapa cloth, a traditional art form created by layering pieces of cloth and decorated with freehand artwork. Hiapo was a popular art form in the mid-to-late 19th century, and is currently experiencing a resurgence in Niue.

Hiapo is traditionally made from paper mulberry bark. Every hiapo is unique and tells a story, often representing the plant life and people of Niue. Owing to heavy influence of Samoan missionaries in the mid-1800s, Niuean hiapo has a distinct resemblance to Samoan tapa cloth from the same time period.




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ISSUE DATE: 7 April 2015
ISSUE WITHDRAWAL DATE: 6 April 2016
DENOMINATIONS: 30c, $1.40, $2.00 $4.00 (NZD)
STAMP DESIGN: New Zealand Post Ltd
PRINTER: Collectables and Solutions Centre,
New Zealand Post, Whanganui, New Zealand
PAPER: Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper
Four Process Colours
PRINTING PROCESS: -
STAMP SIZE: 30 mm x 40 mm
PERFORATION GAUGE: 13.33
SHEET LAYOUT: 16 stamps



HIAPO NIUE 2015

SET OF 4 MINT STAMPS
PRICE: 7.70$

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MINIATURE SHEET
PRICE: 7.70$




FIRST DAY COVER (FDC) WITH 4 STAMPS AFFIXED
PRICE: 8.20$






MINIATURE SHEET FIRST DAY COVER (FDC)
PRICE: 8.20$






STAMP SHEETS 








PLATE BLOCK SET
PRICE: 46.20$



VALUE BLOCK SET
PRICE: 46.20$