Friday, 12 October 2018

1996 Emergency Rescue Services

New Zealand’s rescue services provide the country with an important safety net, including well-trained people who are dedicated to the task of rescuing others. Danger comes in many forms. Fire, flood, earthquake, cyclone and far too often human error, all pose a threat to people’s safety. There are eight New Zealand rescue organisations featured on the new stamp issue - they all have one thing in common, saving lives. 

The Stamps.

40c - Fire Service and Ambulance.

80c - Civil Defence.                                                   $1.00 - Air Sea Rescue.

$1.50 - Air Ambulance/Rescue Helicopter.     $1.80 -  Mountain Rescue/Red Cross.

First Day Cover - 27 March 1996.

Technical information.
Date of issue: 27 March 1996.
Designer: Dave Clark Design, Auckland.
Printer: Southern Colour Print, New Zealand.
Stamp size: 25mm x 50mm.
Sheet size: 50 stamps per sheet.
Process: Lithography.
Perforation gauge: 14.
Paper type: Coated Papers, red phosphor coated, unwatermarked.
Period of sale: These stamps remained on sale until 27 March 1997.

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