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2000 First to see the New Dawn

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Cat. Mint Unhinged Fine Used
40c First to see the New Dawn 498a $0.70
$0.70
(i) With New Zealand Millennium Logo Missing 498a1 $9.00
$9.00
$4 Miniature Sheet with ten 40 cent stamps 498b $9.00
$9.00
... Ten Stamps : 40c (498a x 9), 40c (498a1)
$2.40 Limited Edition Miniature Sheet with six 40 cent stamps (15,000 unnumbered copies) from the Millennium Collection issued January 2000 498c $45.00
... Six Stamps : 40c (498a x 6)
First Day Cover - 1 January 2000 498d $4.50
... 40c (498a)
Miniature Sheet First Day Cover - 1 January 2000 498e $36.00
... $4 (498b)

This stamp was issued to commemorate the first dawn of the millennium from Pitt Island in the Chathams which is part of New Zealand's territory.

This was the first New Zealand stamp to be micro-printed and was issued in sheets of 50 and also a miniature sheet of 10 stamps. A printing error on the miniature sheets led to the New Zealand Millennium Logo being omitted from the first stamp in the third row. This stamp is listed as a variety.
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