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1972 Lake Scenes
Cat. Mint Unhinged Fine Used
6c Lake Waikaremoana 188a $1.80
$1.80
8c Lake Hayes 188b $2.25
$2.25
18c Lake Wakatipu 188c $4.50
$4.50
23c Lake Rotomahana with a Sage Green border 188d $4.50
$4.50
(i) with a Yellow Olive border 188d1 $90.00
Set of 4 188e $12.40
$12.40
First Day Cover - 6 December 1972 188f $13.50
... 6c (188a), 8c (188b), 18c (188c), 23c (188d)

The lake scenes issue featured photos from the library of the Tourist and Publicity Department of two North Island and two South Island lakes. It is interesting to note that in the 18 cent stamp of Lake Wakatipu the lake is actually behind the photographer, the mountains in the background are the 'Remarkables' and the angler is in fact fishing in the Kawarau River.



A startling and rare colour variety of the 23 cent stamp exists with a border colour half way between the correct Sage Green colour and the Ochre colour of the 18 cent stamp - shown in the middle in the photo above. The stamps were printed in four-colour photogravure by Courvoisier of Switzerland and the variety is possibly a missing colour.
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