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"2014 Scenic Definitives"
Issue date: 7th May 2014

The gummed stamps (except the $2.00 Mount Taranaki stamp) were issued in sheets of 50 stamps. The $2.00 Mount Taranaki stamp and the $2.50 Pancake Rocks stamps were also issued self-adhesive in booklets of five stamps.

The gummed $2.00 Mount Taranaki stamp is contained within a numbered miniature sheet of a premium product. This premium product contains the numbered miniature sheet, information about each of the locations on the stamps, as well as plate blocks of each of the four gummed stamps. Also included in the Limited Edition is a first day cover signed by the designer, a complete set of stamps and colour separations of the $3.60 stamp. The selling price of this premium set from New Zealand Post was $135.00.

A certificate confirm, that only 2000 Limited Edition Packs have been produced.

 

Fran Josef Glacier stamp timbre Briefmarke francobollie issued New Zealand 2014

Franz Josef Glacier
(gummed)

One of the main tourist attractions of the West Coast, this stunning glacier offers a rare opportunity for people to experience a dynamic glacial environment. Between 1985 and 2006, the glacier was generally advancing and thickening before entering a stage of massive retreat in 2008. The face of this glacier is just 300 metres above sea level and it is one of the few to be so close to the coastline.
(text: New Zealand Post)

 

Moeraki Boulders stamp timbre Briefmarke francobollie issued New Zealand 2014

Moeraki Boulders
(gummed)

Around 60 million years ago, the Moeraki Boulders started forming on the ocean floor into the unusual spherical shapes we know today. The largest of these boulders is more than two metres in diameter, while the smallest is barely larger than a football. Mäori legend states that they are eel baskets, fishing nets and calabashes (also known as ‘opo gourds’) that washed ashore from the large waka Araiteuru and turned to stone.
(text: New Zealand Post)

 

Taranaki volcano stamp timbre Briefmarke francobollie issued New Zealand 2014

Mount Taranaki
(gummed & self-adhesive / the gummed stamp is existing only in the Limited Edition Sheet)

Also known as Mount Egmont, Mount Taranaki is an active volcano in the Taranaki region. Both names of the mountain are official and are considered equal. This volcano stands at an impressive height of 2,518 meters tall and it is New Zealand’s second highest peak after Mount Ruapehu. The last time the volcano erupted was back in 1860, with its last major eruption in 1655. This volcano is active, and although it is currently ‘sleeping’, it is likely to erupt again.
(text: New Zealand Post)

Pancake Rocks
(gummed & self-adhesive)

Formed 30 million years ago from minute fragments of plant and marine creatures, these limestone rocks were raised up by seismic action and are named for their distinctive visible layers. Wind, rain and seawater have gradually eroded and sculpted the rocks into the unique formations we see today. During high tides the sea bursts through the gaps in the rocks, creating vertical ‘blowholes’.
(text: New Zealand Post)

Waikato River
(gummed)

The Waikato River is New Zealand’s longest river at 425 kilometres, starting in Mount Ruapehu and emptying into Lake Taupo. The word ‘Waikato’ in Mäori translates to ‘flowing water’ and the river is a source of mana (pride) for many local tribes. As well as having spiritual significance, the river has many practical uses relating to hydro-electricity. The Waikato region and Waikato Plains are named after the river.
(text: New Zealand Post)

New Zealand 2014 Limited Edition miniaturesheet

Limited Edition Sheet

 

Colour separations of the $3.60 stamp.

Beschreibung und Bild ohne Rahmen
Beschreibung und Bild ohne Rahmen

Kleinbogen

 

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Limited Edition Premium Set

 

 

 

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