2012 London Olympics 58 Days to go- Stamps on Atlanta 1996-NEW ZEALAND

2012 London Olympics 58 Days to go- Stamps on Atlanta  1996-NEW ZEALAND

Two odd shaped – round- Stamps issued by New Zealand to commemorate 1996 Atlanta  Olympics. The stamps are on Yatching  ($1.80 ) and Swimming(40c).


News – Philatelic Auctions

News – Philatelic Auctions

Richard Allan – All World Sale #280, Aug. 25, 2009

This sale commences with a very large and important collections of Malaya Straits and States, New Zealand,

Rhodesia have been carefully broken up for this sale containing some rarely seen items.
In addition, a fair amount of collections and mixed lots with: Australia, Barbados, Bechuanaland, British PO in Siam,

Falkland, Gibraltar, Gold Coast, Hong Kong, Malta & St. Christopher.

Auction closing date: Aug. 25, 2009

New Zealand-2009 Scenic Definitives

New Zealand 2009 Scenic Definitives, New Zealand, Denomination:-30c, $1.80, $2.30, $2.80, $3.30, $4.00.

For the first time since 2007, New Zealand Postt has produced a selection of Scenic Definitive stamps, covering some of New Zealand’s favourite scenic locations.

30 c – Tolaga Bay

Located on the North Island’s east coast, Tolaga Bay is well known for its wharf – the longest in New Zealand, at 660 metres. The wharf was built in 1929 to accommodate large coastal trading vessels, but it fell into disuse as improved roads and motor vehicles offered more efficient transport options.

$1.80 – Russell

The historic township of Russell (once known as Kororareka) was New Zealand’s first permanent European settlement and sea port. It was also the country’s first capital, but today it’s a Bay of Islands holiday town, with an abundance of shops, restaurants and bars.

$2.30 – Lake Wanaka

With an area of 192 square kilometres, Lake Wanaka is New Zealand’s fourth largest lake. Its crystal-clear waters (thought to be more than 300 metres deep) are an aquatic playground for tourists, sailors, water-skiers and kayakers, while walking tracks, rivers and the surrounding Southern Alps provide outdoor adventure opportunities aplenty.

$2.80 – Auckland

Auckland has the largest population in New Zealand, with about 1.3 million people. It’s a fusion of many cultures and offers a huge range of experiences and activities for visitors and locals alike. Popularly known as ‘the City of Sails’, Auckland has more yachts and launches per capita than any other city in the world.

$3.30 – Rakaia River
Rising in the Southern Alps and travelling 150 kilometres to the

Pacific Ocean, the Rakaia River is one of New Zealand’s largest braided rivers – and it’s crossed by New Zealand’s longest road and rail bridges. It’s a celebrated Chinook salmon fishery and known for its populations of wrybills, black-fronted terns and banded dotterels.

$4.00 – Wellington

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital city and the country’s political centre, it also supports a thriving arts and entertainment scene, with more cafés per capita than New York City. Other attractions include the Museum of New Zealand – Te Papa Tongarewa, the biennial New Zealand International Arts Festival, the World of WearableArt, the New Zealand Sevens weekend and numerous film festivals. The $4.00 2009 Definitive replaces the existing definitive stamp that does not carry the New Zealand Post fern.
Date Of issue:-01.07.2009.

Matariki 2009-the dawn of a new Maori year-New Zealand

Matariki 2009-New Zealand-Denomination:50c, $1.00, $1.50, $1.80, $2.00, $2.30

24 June 2009 signals the start of ‘Matariki’ – the dawn of a new Maori year. Traditionally a time for renewal, reflection and celebration, Matariki is also a time to honour Maori culture as a key influence on, and an integral part of, New Zealand’s sense of nationhood.

Date Of Issue:-24 June 2009