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New Zealand Stamps

 New Zealand Stamp Collecting

New Zealand Post is authorised by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand as the only official issuer of legal tender New Zealand commemorative coins.

Lord of the Rings and Hobbit fans will love the new issue of stamps and coins from the unofficial home of the Hobbit - New Zealand. New Zealand Post has exclusive rights to produce legal tender commemorative coins that celebrate Sir Peter Jackson's trilogy of films based on The Hobbit by agreement with Warner Bros. and the filmmakers.

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‘2013 Year of the Snake’ stamps

The Chinese New Year on February 10 marks the start of the Year of the Snake – and New Zealand Post is issuing four stamps which combine aspects of Chinese culture with Kiwi themes and images of snakes. The stamps celebrate the New Year, and also the growing Chinese community in New Zealand.

The four 2013 Year of the Snake stamps are also incorporated into a colourful miniature sheet featuring the Chinese characters for each of the 12 animals in the Chinese lunar calendar. The stamps and miniature sheet are also incorporated in two collectable first day covers. The stamp sheets in this issue are unique, with each one containing five gutter pairs.

The ultimate collector’s item will be two unique gold-foiled miniature sheets, made from 24-carat, 99.9-gold foil. These gold-foiled miniature sheets are replicas of the miniature sheet in the stamp issue. The large miniature sheet is beautifully presented within an individually numbered frame, and are strictly limited in availability, with only 128 being produced worldwide. A second, smaller miniature sheet is mounted in a perspex display stand.

The ‘2013 Year of the Snake’ stamps are available online

To celebrate the 151st year of the America's Cup, New Zealand Post and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand have issued these Numismatic First Day Covers.

Numismatic cover with gold plated brilliant un-circulated coin: $79.00 Numismatic cover with silver frosted proof coin $89.00 Numismatic cover with brilliant uncirculated coin $39.00

Numismatic covers are available with either the gold-look $10 gold plated coin, $5 silver frosted proof coin or $5 brilliant uncirculated coins together with the three stamps from the 2002 America's Cup stamp issue.

There are just 500 numismatic covers of each type available.


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