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Friday, July 24, 2015

New Zealand 2015
Matariki 2015 - Kowhaiwhai








Typically featured in the whare whakairo (decorated meeting house) on the heke (rafters), kōwhaiwhai is an art form that is distinctively Māori, and unique to Aotearoa New Zealand. Issued to coincide with the dawn of Māori New Year, the Matariki 2015 stamp issue celebrates this ancient art form in a contemporary setting.



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Matariki 2015 - Kowhaiwhai


SET OF 6 MINT SELF-ADHESIVE STAMPS
NZ POST PRICE: $10.50 





FIRST DAY COVER
NZ POST PRICE: $11.00 



MINIATURE SHEET
NZ POST PRICE: $10.50 




MINIATURE SHEET FIRST DAY COVER
NZ POST PRICE: $11.00 







STAMPS SHEETS SET
NZ POST PRICE: $262.50 





PLATE BLOCK SET
NZ POST PRICE: $63.30 





BARCODE A SET
NZ POST PRICE: $21.00






BARCODE B SET
NZ POST PRICE: $21.00




LOGO BLOCK SET
NZ POST PRICE: $21.00 





VALUE BLOCK SET
NZ POST PRICE: $63.00 




ISSUE DATE:3 June 2015
NOMINAL VALUE:80c (x2), $1.40, $2.00, $2.50 and $3.00
STAMP DESIGN:Rangi Kipa & Roy McDougall
STAMP SIZE:40 mm x 30 mm
PRINTER:Southern Colour Print Ltd
PAPER:Self-adhesive: Tullis Russell 210gsm PSA red phosphor stamp paper 
Gummed miniature sheets: Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper
PRINTING PROCESS:Offset lithography
PERFORATION:13.33 x 13.60 (Miniature Sheet)