1939 Express Delivery

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1939 Express Delivery
Cat. Mint Unhinged Mint Hinged Fine Used
6d Chrysler Coupe Car 65a $9.00
First Day Cover - 16 August 1939 65b $607.50
… 6d (65a)
In 1939 a new stamp was designed for express delivery featuring a Chrysler Coupe - which was then in use in the major centres for delivering express mail.

Of the 240 thousand copies of the stamp printed, over half were printed for collectors after the service was cancelled in December 1941 due to wartime considerations. This explains why the stamp is rarer in used than mint condition.

The Postage Stamps of New Zealand Volume II
Edited by R. J. G. Collins FRPSNZ and C. W. Watts FRPSNZ
Published 1950 by The Royal Philatelic Society of New Zealand Incorporated
Pages 173 - 176, 259 - 260
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