Monday, 16 January 2017

1982 - 1985 Definitives Part One



During the early eighties there were a few definitive sets issued but by now it was becoming clear that New Zealand was breaking away from the large definitive issues towards smaller, regular issues. This was partly because of rising postal rates meant that a larger definitive issue would quickly become out of date.
I notice that most catalogues seem to put the 1982 Minerals and the 1983 Fruit together as one issue where, as is shown below, they were separate issues over 12 months apart. While displaying them on the same page I have kept them as completely separate issues.

1982 Definitives - Map.

24c - New Zealand Map with Latitude / Longitude Lines.


1982 Definitive First Day Cover.
First Day Cover - 1 April 1982.


1982 Definitives - Minerals.

  
              1c - Nephrite / Jade.                    2c - Agate.                     3c - Iron Pyrites / Fool's Gold.

  
              4c - Amethyst.                            5c - Carnelian.               9c - Native Sulphur / Brimstone.

1982 Definitive First Day Cover.
First Day Cover - 1 December 1982.



1983 Definitives - Fruit.

  
     10c - Grapes.                      20c - Citrus Fruits.                       30c - Nectarines.

 
40c - Apples.                                  50c - Kiwifruit.

1983 Definitive First Day Cover.
First Day Cover - 7 December 1983.


1985 Definitives - Queen Elizabeth II.

                             
25c - Queen Elizabeth II on Red Background.      35c - Queen Elizabeth II on Blue Background.

1985 Definitive First Day Cover.
First Day Cover - 1 July 1985.


Technical information - 1982 Definitives - Map.

Date of Issue:  1 April 1982
Designer: A G Mitchell, Wellington
Printers: Leigh-Mardon, Australia
Stamp Size:42mm x 25mm
Sheet Size:  100 stamps per sheet
Process: Lithography
Perforation Gauge: 14.25
Paper Type: Unwatermarked

Technical information - 1982 Definitives - Minerals.

Date of Issue:1 December 1982
Designer: P Durrant, Christchurch
Printers: Leigh-Mardon, Australia
Stamp Size: 25mm x 30mm
Sheet Size: 100 stamps per sheet
Process: Lithography
Perforation Gauge: 12.75 x 12.5 x 14.25 x 14
Paper Type: Unwatermarked

Technical information - 1983 Definitives - Fruit.

Date of Issue:7 December 1983
Designer:D Little, Auckland
Printers:Leigh-Mardon, Australia
Stamp Size:25mm x 30mm
Sheet Size: 100 stamps per sheet
Process:Lithography
Perforation Gauge:14.25 x 14
Paper Type:Unwatermarked


Technical information - 1985 Definitives - Queen Elizabeth II.

Date of Issue:1 July 1985
Designers:
Printers:Leigh-Mardon, Australia
Stamp Size:25mm x 30mm
Sheet Size: 100 stamps per sheet
Process:Lithography
Perforation Gauge:14.25 x 14
Paper Type:Unwatermarked


Some of the images in this post were used with permission from the illustrated catalogue of Stamps NZ
You can visit their website and On-line Catalogue at, http://stampsnz.com/

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