Tuesday, 8 January 2019

2002 Architectural Heritage.

        Buildings belong "partly to those who built them, and partly to all generations who follow," essayist and early preservationist John Ruskin wrote in the 19th Century. New Zealanders today are recognising the heritage value of our important buildings.
        This issue celebrated six significant New Zealand buildings. Not all of them are old: the Sky Tower was completed in 1997. But one way or another, all the buildings featured have had an enduring impact in their communities and contributed to the growing recognition of our valuable architectural heritage.

Each stamp in the Architectural Heritage issue was available in sheets of 50. Se-tenant blocks showing all six stamps (see above), were also available and there was a souvenir miniature sheet stamp booklet. The booklet contained seven miniature sheets, six incorporating one of the stamps from this issue and one incorporating all six stamps.