In 1935 a new set of airmail stamps replaced the 1931 designs. The new
design was based on a photograph of the trans-Tasman 'Faith in
Australia' aircraft landing at Bell Block aerodrome in New
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The cost of airmail delivery was dropping and at the end
of 1934, the first internal airmail services began operating between
Hokitika and Okuru in Westland, charging standard postal rates.
1938, airmail rates between New Zealand, Britain and most of the British
Empire were fixed at 1½d per half ounce and the use of special
airmail stamps ceased shortly afterwards.
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