New Zealand
Mount Cook 3'754 m & Mount Tasman 3'498 m
Mount Cook & Mount Tasman - Issues of Private Postal Services

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The Mount Cook, also known as Aoraki, is the highest mountain of New Zealand. The Mount Cook has three summits, Low Peak (3'593 m), Middle Peak (3'717 m) and High Peak (3'754 m).

First ascent: 1894 by Tom Fyfe, George Graham and Jack Clarke (New Zealand).

 

The Mount Tasman is the second highest mountain of New Zealand. It is situated 4 kilometres in the north of Mount Cook.

First ascent: 1895 by E. A. Fitzgerald, J. Clarke (New Zealand) and M. Zurbriggen (Swiss).

 

www.mountainstamp.com New Zealand Mount Cook stamp issued 1898

New Zealand 1898, Mount Cook "First Pictorials".
(designed by H. W. Young, Auckland)
Waterlow Printing, London without watermark and perforation 12:16.
The stamp is existing in different shades from purple-brown to purple-black.

The stamps of the 1898 "First Pictorials" were all engraved by Waterlow and Sons, England. The first issue was also printed by Waterlow and Sons, with later supplies being printed in New Zealand from new plates also supplied by Waterlow and Sons. New Zealand Post reissued the First Pictorial series in the year 1998 "Centenary of the 1898 Pictorials".

 

www.mountainstamp.com New Zealand Mount Cook stamp issued 1900

New Zealand 1900, Mount Cook "First Pictorials".
This stamp was a reproduction of the 1898 stamp, at a slightly smaller size in new colour green with perforation 11. 

The stamp is existing as well:
1900 on thin and thick paper with watermark (6) and various perforations 11, 14, and 11:14 mixed.
1902 (first plate) without watermark and various perforations, 11, 14, 11:14 and 11:14 mixed).
1902 (first plate) with watermark (7) and various perforations, 11, 14, 11:14 and 11:14 mixed).
1907 (second plate) with watermark (7) and various perforations, 14, 14:13 and 14:15.

 

www.mountainstamp.com New Zealand Mount Cook stamp issued 1998

New Zealand 1898, Mount Cook seen from the Hooker Valley, "First Pictorials".
(designed by E. T. Luke)

The stamp is existing:
1898 Waterlow Printing, London without watermark and perforation 12:16.
1899 Wellington Printing without watermark, in different shades and perforation 11.
1902 with sideways watermark (7) and various perforations, 11, 14, 11:14 and 11:14 mixed).
1902 with upright watermark (7) and various perforations, 11 and 14.

The stamp issued again in the year 1998 in the series "Centenary of the 1898 Pictorials".
The stamp was issued again in the year 2005 as stamp on stamp.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Mount Cook Stamp New Zealand 1935

New Zealand 1935, Mount Cook.

 

New Zealand 1946, Mount Cook and Mount Tasman.
The two highest mountains of New Zealand seen from the lake Matheson.

 

New Zealand 1983, view across the Lake Matheson towards Mt. Cook and Mt. Tasman.

 

New Zealand 1987, Mount Cook.

 

New Zealand 1988. Lake Pukaki.
View across the lake towards Mount Sefton, Cook, Tasman and Haidinger.
Painting of John Gully (1819-1888).  

 

 

New Zealand 1992, pane of the scenic booklet.

This booklet stamp issue of ten 45 cent stamps depicts a scenic panorama reflecting the beauty of New Zealand's countryside. Each stamp shows a specific self-contained landscape but is also part of one total integrated theme.

The image of the fourth stamp looks in number of ways like Mount Cook and the Tasman Glacier in the foreground.

 

 

New Zealand 1993, se-tenant block of four "WWF".
The stamp at the top right is showing the Mt. Cook in the background.

 

 

www.mountainstamp.com Mount Cook Stamp New Zealand 1994

New Zealand 1994, Mount Cook.
The stamp was issued again (2009) as "spezimen-stamp" in the souvenirsheet "Timbrex 2009".

 

New Zealand 1994, View across the Lake Pukaki towards Mount Cook and the Burnett Mountains.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Mount Cook Stamp New Zealand 1996

New Zealand 1996, Mount Cook seen from the Hooker Valley.

The South Ridge of the Mount Cook extends from the Endeavour Col to the Low summit. The South Ridge has been renamed in honour of the late Edmund Hillary at 18.08.2011. Edmund Hillary was one of four members of the first party to climb the ridge in February 1948. (The three other climbers were Ruth Adams, Harry Ayres and Mick Sullivan).

 

www.mountainstamp.com Mount Cook Nationalpark panorama view stamp

New Zealand 1996, miniaturesheets "China 96" and "Capex 96".
The illustrations of the two miniaturesheets are showing a panorama view from Tasman Valley towards Mount Cook Nationalpark. Unfortunately the highest mountains are covered by the logo "China 96".
(please click here to see enlargement)

The stamps of the miniaturesheets are showing:

Champagne Pool (Rotorua lakes area)
Cape Reinga
Mackenzie Country
Mt. Ngauruhoe

Lake Wanaka
Giant Kauri
Doubtful Sound
Waitomo Limestone Caves

 

New Zealand 1996/1998
The stamp was issued:
1996 in coils (self-adhesive) die-cut 11
1998 in coils and booklets (self-adhesive) die-cut 10

The Lake Matheson is famous for its reflected views of Mt. Cook and Mt. Tasman.
(please move your mouse over the picture to see the reflected view)

 

New Zealand 1998, Mount Cook "Centenary of the 1898 Pictorials".
The stamp (1.80) was issued again in the miniaturesheet "Best of 1998"

 

New Zealand 2001, "Philanippon 2001".
Mount Cook, Mount Tasman and Mount Dampier.
The three highest mountains of New Zealand seen from the lake Matheson.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Mount Tasman and Mount Cook areal view

New Zealand 2001, Mt. Tasman and Mt. Cook.
De Havilland DH82A Tiger Moth II in the foreground.

The stamp was issued in the series "Aircraft".
The stamp was issued in sheets of 25 stamps, in 2 different miniature sheets of a special miniature sheet booklet and in limited edition sheets (each sheet contained four sets of the aircraft series and was individually numbered from one through to 2'000), please see below.

 

New Zealand 2001, miniaturesheets and special limited edition sheet.

(please move your mouse of the the picture to see the miniaturesheet with 6 stamps.
The 6 stamps are showing:
Douglas DC-3 - 40c
Fletcher FU24 Topdresser - 80c
de Havilland DH82A Tiger Moth - 90c
Fokker FVIIb/3m (Southern Cross) - $1.30
de Havilland DH100 Vampire - $1.50
Boeing & Westervelt Seaplane - $2.00
 

 

 

United Nations (Geneva office) 2002, Mount Cook.
Aerial view at sunset, looking north over the summit ridge of Mount Cook.
The stamp was issued in the series of 12 stamps "International Year of Mountains".

 

www.mountainstamp.com Mount Cook Stamp Mocambique 2002

Moçambique 2002, Mount Cook, Low Peak and Middle Peak.
The stamp was issued in the miniaturesheet "The International Year of Mountains".

 

www.mountainstamp.com Mount Cook and Mount Tasman Stamp Saint Vincent & the Grenadines 2002

Saint Vincent & the Grenadines 2002, Mount Cook, seen from the Lake Bukaki.
The stamp was issued in the miniaturesheet "The International Year of Mountains".

www.mountainstamp.com Mount Cook and Mount Tasman Stamp Turks & Caicos Islands 2002

Turks & Caicos Islands 2002, Mount Cook seen from the Hooker Valley.
The stamp was issued in the miniaturesheet "The International Year of Mountains".

 

New Zealand 2003, Mount Cook seen from the Hooker Valley.
The stamp was issued again in the minaturesheet "Best of 2003".

 

New Zealand 2005, Mount Cook.
Stamp on stamp, (issued 1898).
The stamp was issued again in the minaturesheet "Best of 2005".

 

New Zealand 2009, "Timbrex 2009", miniaturesheet.
The three stamps are showing Edmund Hillary.
The imprinted "spezimen" stamp (issue of 1994) and the illustration are showing the Mount Cook.

 

New Zealand 2010 Heliskiing on Mount Aoraki (Mount Cook) stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli

New Zealand 2010, Heliskiing on Mount Aoraki (Mount Cook).
The stamp was issued in the series "New Zealand – A Slice of Heaven".

 

 

 

 

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