New Zealand
Otira Gorge

The Otira gorge is situated in the Southern Alps on the main route from Canterbury to Westland. It is situated within the Arthur’s-Pass Nationalpark.

 

www.mountainstamp.com New Zealand 1898 Otira Gorge Ruapehu volcano mountain stamp

New Zealand 1898/1902, Otira Gorge (summit unknown) "First Pictorials".
(designed by E.T. Luke)

Inset within the design of the stamp is the Ruapehu volcano.

  The stamp is existing:
1898 Waterlow Printing, London without watermark and perforation 12:16.
1899 Wellington Printing without watermark, perforation 11.
1902 with watermark and various perforations, 11, 14, 11:14, 11:14 mixed.

 

 

 

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