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1970 Definitives / Pictorials
Cat. Mint Unhinged Fine Used
½c Glade Copper Butterfly 166a $0.45
$0.45
1c Red Admiral Butterfly 166b $0.45
$0.45
(i) Upright watermark 166b1 $0.55
$0.55
(ii) Sideways watermark 166b2 $0.90
$0.90
(iii) No watermark and white gum 166b3 $0.55
$0.55
(iv) No watermark and blue gum 166b4 $0.55
2c Tussock Butterfly 166c $0.45
$0.45
(i) Watermarked paper 166c1 $0.55
$0.55
(ii) No watermark and white gum 166c2 $0.55
$0.55
(iii) No watermark and blue gum 166c3 $0.55
2½c Magpie Moth 166d $0.45
$0.45
3c Lichen Moth 166e $0.45
$0.45
(i) Upright watermark 166e1 $0.55
$0.55
(ii) Sideways watermark 166e2 $0.90
$0.90
(iii) No watermark and white gum 166e3 $0.55
$0.55
(iv) No watermark and blue gum 166e4 $1.35
4c Puriri Moth 166f $0.45
$0.45
(i) Upright watermark 166f1 $0.55
$0.55
(ii) Sideways watermark 166f2 $0.90
$0.90
(iii) No watermark and white gum 166f3 $0.55
$0.55
(iv) No watermark and blue gum 166f4 $0.55
5c Scarlet Parrot Fish 166g $0.55
$0.45
(i) Watermarked paper 166g1 $0.65
$0.55
(ii) No watermark and white gum 166g2 $0.70
$0.70
(iii) No watermark and blue gum 166g3 $1.80
6c Seahorse 166h $0.70
$0.45
(i) Watermarked paper 166h1 $0.80
$0.55
(ii) No watermark and white gum 166h2 $1.80
$0.90
(iii) No watermark and blue gum 166h3 $1.80
7c Leather Jacket Fish 166i $0.70
$0.45
(i) Watermarked paper 166i1 $0.90
$0.55
(ii) No watermark and white gum 166i2 $5.40
$3.60
(iii) No watermark and blue gum 166i3 $6.75
7½c Garfish 166j $0.90
$0.90
8c John Dory 166k $0.80
$0.45
(i) Watermarked paper 166k1 $0.90
$0.55
(ii) No watermark 166k2 $4.50
$3.60
10c New Zealand Coat of Arms / Queen Elizabeth II 166l $0.70
$0.45
(i) Watermarked paper 166l1 $0.90
$0.55
(ii) No watermark and white gum 166l2 $0.80
$0.55
(iii) No watermark and blue gum 166l3 $0.80
15c Maori Fish Hook 166m $0.55
$0.45
(i) Watermarked paper 166m1 $2.70
$0.55
(ii) No watermark 166m2 $0.70
$0.55
18c Maori War Club 166n $0.70
$0.45
(i) Watermarked paper 166n1 $3.15
$0.65
(ii) No watermark 166n2 $0.80
$0.55
20c Maori Moko / Tattoo 166o $0.80
$0.45
(i) Watermarked paper 166o1 $3.15
$0.60
(ii) No watermark and white gum 166o2 $1.35
$0.55
(iii) No watermark and blue gum 166o3 $0.90
23c Egmont National Park 166p $0.90
$0.45
(i) No watermark and white gum 166p1 $1.00
(ii) No watermark and blue gum 166p2 $1.00
25c Hauraki Gulf Maritime Park 166q $0.90
$0.45
(i) No watermark Perf 13¼ x 13½ 166q1 $2.25
$0.70
(ii) No watermark Perf 14 166q2 $1.10
$0.55
30c Mount Cook National Park 166r $1.35
$0.55
(i) No watermark Perf 13¼ x 13½ 166r1 $1.45
$0.65
(ii) No watermark Perf 14 166r2 $3.60
$2.70
50c Abel Tasman National Park 166s $1.60
$0.55
(i) No watermark and white gum 166s1 $1.70
(ii) No watermark and blue gum 166s2 $1.70
$1 Geothermal Power Generation (No watermark) 166t $3.60
$0.70
$2 Agricultural Technology (No watermark) 166u $7.20
$3.60
Set of 21 166v $23.40
$12.85
75c Booklet of nine 1 cent, six 3 cent and twelve 4 cent stamps - watermarked (Issued 1971) Sewn 166wa $31.50
... Twenty seven Stamps : 1c (166b x 9), 3c (166e x 6), 4c (166f x 12)
75c Booklet of nine 1 cent, six 3 cent and twelve 4 cent stamps - unwatermarked (Issued 1973 or 1974) Sewn 166wb $19.80
... Twenty seven Stamps : 1c (166b x 9), 3c (166e x 6), 4c (166f x 12)
$1 Booklet of ten 10 cent stamps (Issued 1977) 166wc $16.20
... Ten Stamps : 10c (166l x 10)
First Day Cover - 12 March 1970 166xa $4.50
... 10c (166l)
First Day Cover - 2 September 1970 166xb $4.50
... ½c (166a), 1c (166b), 2c (166c), 2½c (166d), 3c (166e), 4c (166f)
First Day Cover - 4 November 1970 166xc $4.50
... 5c (166g), 6c (166h), 7c (166i), 7½c (166j), 8c (166k)
First Day Cover - 20 January 1971 166xd $4.50
... 15c (166m), 18c (166n), 20c (166o)
First Day Cover - 14 April 1971 166xe $9.00
... $1 (166t), $2 (166u)
First Day Cover - 1 September 1971 166xf $4.50
... 25c (166q), 30c (166r), 50c (166s)
First Day Cover - 1 December 1971 166xg $4.50
... 23c (166p)

Planning for the 1970 definitives began in 1968 with a two stage competition to first select a group of designers who were then commissioned to complete full designs for the issue, with the final stamps picked from that selection.

The half, one and two cent abstract moths were designed by Miss Enid Hunter. The rest of the moths and the fish stamps up to the seven cent stamp by Miss Eileen Mayo. D.B. Stevenson designed the 7½ and 8 cent stamps.

The 2½ cent stamps were surcharged in 1971 when postal rates increased and are listed under the 1971 Provisionals issue. The 3 and 4 cent stamps were surcharged in 1977 and are listed under the 1977 Postafix Provisionals issue.



The 10, 15, 25, 30 cent, $1 and $2 stamps were designed by Mark Cleverley. The 23 and 50 cent stamps were designed by M V Askew and the 18 and 20 cent designs were by Enid Hunter again. The one and two dollar stamps were printed by Courvoisier in Switzerland and it is an unusual characteristic of their printing process that fibres are embedded on the gum side of the stamps.
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