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1935 Pictorials

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1935 Pictorials
Cat. Mint Unhinged Mint Hinged Fine Used
½d Fantail (Simplified) 50a $1.80
$0.90 $0.55
(i) with single watermark and vertical mesh 50a1 $2.25 $1.15 $1.35
(ii) with multiple watermark and horizontal mesh 50a2 $1.80 $0.90 $0.55
1d Kiwi (Simplified) 50b $2.25
$0.90 $0.55
(i) with single watermark and vertical mesh / Die I / Perf 14x13½ 50b1 $2.25 $0.90 $1.35
(ii) with single watermark and vertical mesh / Die I / Temporary perf 13½x14 50b2 $247.50 $126.00 $81.00
(iii) with single watermark and vertical mesh / Die II / Perf 14x13½ 50b3 $22.50 $13.50 $4.50
(iv) with multiple watermark and horizontal mesh / Die III / Perf 14x13½ 50b4 $2.25 $0.90 $0.55
1½d Maori Cooking (Simplified) 50c $9.00
$4.50 $4.05
(i) with single watermark and vertical mesh / Perf 14x13½ 50c1 $13.50 $9.00 $18.00
(ii) with single watermark and vertical mesh / Perf 13½x14 / Printed on wet paper 50c2 $11.25 $8.10 $12.60
(iii) with single inverted and reversed watermark and vertical mesh / Perf 13½x14 / Printed on wet paper 50c3 $58.50 $32.40 $45.00
(iv) with multiple watermark and horizontal mesh / Perf 14x13½ 50c4 $9.00
$4.50 $4.05
2d Whare (Simplified) 50d $1.80
$0.45
$0.55
(i) with single watermark and vertical mesh / Perf 14x13½ 50d1 $6.75 $3.60 $1.80
(ii) with multiple watermark and horizontal mesh / Perf 14x13½ 50d2 $1.80
$0.45 $0.55
(iii) with multiple watermark and horizontal mesh / De la Rue Perf 14 Line 50d3 $4.50 $3.15 $0.55
(iv) with multiple watermark and horizontal mesh / Harrison Perf 14x15 Line 50d4 $36.00 $18.00 $18.00
(v) with multiple watermark and horizontal mesh / Waterlow Perf 12½ Line 50d5 $54.00 $27.00 $31.50
(vi) with multiple watermark and horizontal mesh on coarse paper / Perf 14x13½ 50d6 $1.80 $0.45 $0.55
2½d Mount Cook (Simplified) 50e $3.60
$2.25
$4.50
(i) with single watermark and vertical mesh / Perf (14+13)x13½ 50e1 $20.25 $10.80 $31.50
(ii) with single watermark and vertical mesh / Perf 13½x14 / Printed on wet paper 50e2 $15.75 $9.00 $22.50
(iii) with multiple watermark and horizontal mesh / Perf (14+13)x13½ 50e3 $15.75
$9.90 $18.00
(iv) with multiple watermark and horizontal mesh / Perf 14 Line 50e4 $9.00 $4.50 $4.50
(v) with multiple watermark and horizontal mesh / Perf 14 Comb 50e5 $8.10 $4.50 $10.80
(vi) with multiple watermark and horizontal mesh / Perf 13¾x13½ / Coarse paper 50e6 $3.60 $2.25 $9.00
(vii) with multiple watermark and horizontal mesh / Perf 14¼x13½ / Coarse paper 50e7 $5.40 $3.60 $22.50
3d Wahine (Simplified) 50f $72.00
$31.50
$1.80
(i) with single watermark and vertical mesh 50f1 $72.00
$31.50 $3.60
(ii) with multiple watermark and horizontal mesh 50f2 $72.00 $31.50 $1.80
4d Mitre Peak (Simplified) 50g $6.75
$2.70 $0.70
(i) with single watermark and vertical mesh / Perf 14 Comb 50g1 $22.50 $9.00 $2.70
(ii) with multiple watermark and horizontal mesh / Perf 14x13½ 50g2 $7.65 $3.15 $0.70
(iii) with multiple watermark and horizontal mesh / Waterlow Perf 12½ Line 50g3 $40.50 $22.50 $18.00
(iv) with multiple watermark and horizontal mesh / De La Rue Perf 14 Line 50g4 $202.50 $90.00 $202.50
(v) with multiple watermark and horizontal mesh / Perf 14x14½ / Coarse paper 50g5 $6.75
$2.70 $0.70
5d Swordfish (Simplified) 50h $8.10
$4.50
$1.10
(i) with single watermark and vertical mesh / Perf (13+14)x13½ 50h1 $112.50 $45.00 $36.00
(ii) with single watermark and vertical mesh / Perf 13½x14 50h2 $157.50 $76.50 $45.00
(iii) with multiple watermark and horizontal mesh / Perf (13+14) or (14+13)x13½ 50h3 $31.50 $18.00 $2.70
(iv) with multiple watermark and horizontal mesh / Perf 12½ / Fine paper 50h4 $63.00 $31.50 $20.25
(v) with multiple watermark and horizontal mesh / Perf 12½ / Coarse paper 50h5 $63.00 $31.50 $6.30
(vi) with multiple watermark and horizontal mesh / Perf 13¾x13½ / Coarse paper 50h6 $8.10
$4.50 $1.10
6d Harvesting (Simplified) 50i $5.40
$2.70 $0.55
(i) with single watermark and vertical mesh / Perf 13½x14 50i1 $45.00 $18.00 $9.00
(ii) with multiple watermark and horizontal mesh / Perf 13½x14 50i2 $27.00 $13.50 $0.70
(iii) with multiple watermark and horizontal mesh / Waterlow Perf 12½ 50i3 $5.40 $3.60 $4.50
(iv) with multiple watermark and horizontal mesh / De La Rue Perf 14½x14 / Fine paper 50i4 $40.50 $22.50 $0.90
(v) with multiple watermark and horizontal mesh / Perf 14½x14 / Coarse paper 50i5 $5.40
$2.70 $0.55
8d Tuatara (Simplified) 50j $7.20
$2.70 $0.90
(i) with single sideways watermark and horizontal mesh / Perf 14x13½ 50j1 $36.00 $10.80 $18.00
(ii) with multiple sideway watermark and vertical mesh / Perf 14x13½ 50j2 $18.00 $11.70 $4.05
(iii) with multiple upright watermark and horizontal mesh / Perf 14x13½ 50j3 $8.10 $3.60 $4.50
(iv) with multiple sideway watermark and vertical mesh / Perf 12½ 50j4 $8.10 $3.60 $1.80
(v) with multiple sideway watermark and vertical mesh / Perf 14x14½ / Coarse paper 50j5 $7.20
$2.70 $0.90
9d Larger 18 x 21½mm Design (1936 - 1938 Printings) / Variable shades of Scarlet, Bright or Dull Red / Slate Grey to Black (Simplified) 50k $90.00
$40.50
$4.50
(i) with single watermark and horizontal mesh / Perf 14x14½ / Scarlet and dull black 50k1 $90.00
$40.50 $6.75
(ii) with multiple sideways watermark and horizontal mesh / Perf 14x15 / Various shades 50k2 $90.00 $45.00 $4.50
(iii) with multiple upright watermark and horizontal mesh / Perf 14x14½ / Various shades 50k3 $90.00 $45.00 $4.50
9d Smaller 17½ x 20½ mm Design (from 1941 on) / Consistently Scarlet / Jet Black (Simplified) 50l $9.00
$5.85
$4.50
(i) with single watermark and vertical mesh / Perf 14x15 50l1 $225.00 $108.00 $54.00
(ii) with multiple watermark and vertical mesh / Perf 14x15 50l2 $9.00
$5.85 $4.50
1/- Tui (Simplified) 50m $9.00
$5.40 $0.45
(i) with single watermark and vertical mesh / Perf 14x13½ 50m1 $81.00 $31.50 $18.00
(ii) with multiple watermark and horizontal mesh / Perf 14x13½ 50m2 $13.50 $6.30 $0.45
(iii) with multiple watermark and horizontal mesh / Waterlow Perf 12½ 50m3 $126.00 $54.00 $27.00
(iv) with multiple watermark and horizontal mesh / Perf 14x13½ / Coarse paper 50m4 $9.00
$5.40 $0.45
2/- Captain Cook (Simplified) 50n $18.00
$9.00
$1.80
(i) with single watermark and vertical mesh / Perf (13+14)x13½ 50n1 $157.50 $54.00 $45.00
(ii) with single watermark and vertical mesh / Perf 13½x14 50n2 $180.00 $72.00 $49.50
(iii) with multiple watermark and horizontal mesh / Perf (13+14)x13½ 50n3 $67.50 $31.50 $4.50
(iv) with multiple watermark and horizontal mesh / Perf 13½x14 50n4 $585.00 $315.00 $5.40
(v) with multiple watermark and horizontal mesh / Waterlow Perf 12½ / Fine paper 50n5 $112.50 $45.00 $8.10
(vi) with multiple watermark and horizontal mesh / Waterlow Perf 12½ / Coarse paper 50n6 $45.00 $22.50 $8.10
(vii) with multiple watermark and horizontal mesh / Perf 13¾x13½ / Coarse paper 50n7 $18.00 $9.00 $1.80
3/- Mount Egmont (Simplified) 50o $22.50 $10.80 $5.40
(i) with single watermark and vertical mesh / Perf (14+13)x13½ 50o1 $144.00 $54.00 $58.50
(ii) with single watermark and vertical mesh / Perf 13½x14 / Printed on wet paper 50o2 $144.00 $54.00 $58.50
(iii) with single inverted and reversed watermark and vertical mesh / Perf 13½x14 / Printed on wet paper 50o3 $1,800.00 $675.00 $675.00
(iv) with multiple watermark and horizontal mesh / Perf (14+13)x13½ 50o4 $63.00 $31.50 $6.30
(v) with multiple watermark and horizontal mesh / Waterlow Perf 12½ 50o5 $135.00 $63.00 $63.00
(vi) with multiple watermark and horizontal mesh / Perf 13¾x13½ / Coarse paper 50o6 $45.00 $31.50 $13.50
(vii) with multiple watermark and horizontal mesh / Perf 14¼x13½ / Coarse paper 50o7 $22.50 $10.80 $5.40
Set of 15 50p $253.10 $118.40 $30.30

By 1931 several of the plates for the King George V stamps were noticeably worn. Given that the design of the 1926 Admirals issue had been severely criticised, the authorities decided to try the same approach which had worked so well in 1898 - a design competition for a new set of pictorials.

Entries were divided into New Zealand subject groups: fauna, scenery, Maori art, agricultural, history and sport. Over 1,500 entries were received and designs from eleven contributors were included in the final set.

The stamps suffered a series of delays though - printing by photogravure was abandoned in favour of line etching with the exception of the nine penny stamp which was the first New Zealand stamp printed by offset lithography. There were also issues with paper quality and the shilling stamp design was changed before issue.

The halfpenny stamp features the Fantail (Piwakawaka) with native Clematis in the background. The fantail is a very sociable New Zealand native bird which darts around eating insects.

The penny stamp features the Kiwi - several species of flightless birds endemic to New Zealand. The kiwi is also a national symbol of New Zealand.

The 1½d stamp features a Maori woman cooking food by lowering it in a flax basket or kete into a boiling geothermal spring.

The twopence stamp features a traditional Maori Meeting House.

The 2½d stamp is two-tone with Mount Cook (Aorangi) in the centre bordered on both sides by the Mount Cook Buttercup (Ranunculus lyallii) - a species of buttercup endemic to the South Island of New Zealand at altitudes of 700 to 1,500 metres.

The threepence stamp features a Maori girl (Wahine) wearing an intricately woven flax head-band (pare). A Huia feather is in her hair - a mark of great prestige.

The four penny stamp features a view of Mitre Peak in Milford Sound.

The 5d stamp features a Striped Marlin or Swordfish with Piercy Island ("The Hole In The Rock"), a famous fishing ground for swordfish on the left.

The sixpence stamp features a horse drawn harvester or reaper, working through a crop of wheat.

The eight penny stamp features the native Tuatara - the only surviving member of the Sphenodontians which flourished around 200 million years ago. The name "tuatara" derives from the Māori language meaning "peaks on the back".

The 9d stamp features the ornamentation from a Maori sliding door panel. This stamp was printed using offset lithography rather than recess printed like the rest of the stamps in the issue. The stamp was issued in two main forms. The initial prints from plates first prepared by Waterlow and Sons and subsequently by Coulls Somerville Wilkie with the stamp design measuring 18 by 21½ mm are quite variable in colour from dull red, bright red and brick red with the frame in dull grey, slate grey or black. Later printings from new plates from Coulls Somerville Wilkie have a smaller design measuring 17½ by 20½ mm (with a subsequently larger white border) and are consistently scarlet against a shiny black frame. The stamps are best distinguished by the size of the design as not all of the initial larger design printings have a grey border.

The shilling stamp features the Tui - a very intelligent bird much like parrots. They are able to clearly imitate human speech. The possession of two voiceboxes enable Tui to perform a myriad of vocalisations.

The two shilling stamp shows the landing of Captain Cook at Poverty Bay on the 8th of October 1769. The first encounter with local Maori led to the deaths of six Maori during skirmishes with the crew due to a misinterpretation of the traditional Maori challenge. Cook was unable to gain many of the provisions he and his crew needed at the bay, and for this reason gave it its name.

The three shilling stamp shows a pastoral view with Mount Egmont / Mount Taranaki in the background. Mount Taranaki is a dormant stratovolcano on the west coast of the North Island. It is geologically young - volcanic activity commenced around 135,000 years ago.
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