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50c Orange Scooter 683aa $1.35
50c What Now? Red Robot on Red, Yellow and Blue Vertical Background 683ab $1.35
50c Te Akau Racing Stables - Portrait Orientation 683ac $1.35
50c Te Akau Racing Stables - Landscape Orientation 683ad $1.35
$1 Mowbray Collectables - HMS Vanguard Cancelled Royal Visit Stamp 683ae $2.70
50c Kadine Stamps - 80 Years of Health Stamps - 1929 Health 683af $1.35
50c 88.3 Blockhouse Bay Radio / Penny the Cat (Lighter) 683ag $1.35
50c 88.3 Blockhouse Bay Radio / Penny the Cat (Darker) 683ah $1.35
$1 88.3 Blockhouse Bay Radio / Panterra the Cat (Blue Background) 683ai $2.70
$2 88.3 Blockhouse Bay Radio / Shadow the Cat (Darker) 683aj $5.40
$2.50 88.3 Blockhouse Bay Radio / Shadow the Cat (Lighter) 683ak $6.75
50c Real Aotearoa (Black Text on White Background) 683al $1.35
50c Palmpex 2010 Stamp Show / Locomotive 683am $1.35
50c Timpex 2009 National Stamp Exhibition / Richard Pearse Memorial Monumen 683an $1.35
50c Timpex 2009 National Stamp Exhibition / Phar Lap Sculpture by Joanne Sullivan - Gessler 683ao $1.35
50c Timpex 2009 National Stamp Exhibition / Model T Railway Car (Pleasant Point Museum and Railway) 683ap $1.35
50c HVPS Red Letterbox 683aq $1.35
50c Sunset Painting by Hanley Wright, Kaiapoi 683ar $1.35
$1 White Chair and Pohutukawa Tree by Felix Wang 683as $2.70
50c The Kaiapoi Advocate / The Talk of the Town 683at $1.35
$1 The Akaroa Mail (Since 1876) 683au $2.70
50c Evashred Panther (Industrial Shredding Machines) 683av $1.35
50c Araon Korean Icebreaker (Aerial View) 683aw $1.35
50c Araon Korean Icebreaker in Pack Ice 683ax $1.35
50c Revolution / Spray Painted Heart Logo 683ay $1.35
50c 150th anniversary (1860 - 2010) of the 4th Otago Southland Battalion Group 683az $1.35
50c Love Paper / Spicers Paper (Purple Background) 683ba $1.35
50c Fifty Years (1959 - 2009) New Zealand Antique and Historical Arms Association 683bb $1.35
50c Auckland A-Z / Auckland Tourism 683bc $1.35
50c Ballet Shoes En Pointe / 2009 683bd $1.35
50c 60th Anniversary of the Ambury Shield Interclub Competition / 1949 - 2009 683be $1.35
50c Castlepoint Racing Club Clerk of the Course on Castlepoint Beach with Castlepoint Lighthouse Behind 683bf $1.35
50c Adopt an Animal / Animal Re-Homing 683bg $1.35
$1 Adopt an Animal / Animal Re-Homing 683bh $2.70
50c Under 19 Men's World Basketball Championship / Auckland 2 - 12 July 2009 683bi $1.35
50c Pioneer Basketball Club 683bj $1.35
50c Joe and Lucy's Engagement / 1st August 2009 Rio de Janeiro 683bk $1.35
50c Fletcher 100 Years Since 1909 683bl $1.35
50c Merry Christmas 2009 683bm $1.35
50c Sri Lankaramaya Auckland New Zealand 10th Anniversary 1999 - 2009 (Self Adhesive) 683bn $1.35
50c Flashlit Boy in Darkened Landscape (Self Adhesive) 683bo $1.35
50c North Canterbury Chess (Self Adhesive) 683bp $1.35
50c Pink Volkswagon (Self Adhesive) 683bq $1.35
50c Pavlova Radio - Radio New Zealand Sounds Like Us (Self Adhesive) 683br $1.35
50c Caravan - Radio New Zealand Sounds Like Us (Self Adhesive) 683bs $1.35
$1 Tartan Radio - Radio New Zealand Sounds Like Us (Self Adhesive) 683bt $2.70
$1.50 Embroidered Bag - Radio New Zealand Sounds Like Us (Self Adhesive) 683bu $4.05
$2 Rugby All Blacks - Radio New Zealand Sounds Like Us (Self Adhesive) 683bv $5.40
50c What Now? Red Robot on Blue Spiral Background (Self Adhesive) 683bw $1.35
50c What Now? Red Robot on Red, Yellow and Blue Vertical Background (Self Adhesive) 683bx $1.35
50c NSP - Not Only Pizza - Non Solo Pizza (Self Adhesive) 683by $1.35
50c Horse Jumping (Self Adhesive) 683bz $1.35
50c Kaiapoi 2009 Youth Stamp Camp (Self Adhesive) 683ca $1.35
50c Black and White Wedding Photo (Self Adhesive) 683cb $1.35
50c Bride and Groom Magazine (Self Adhesive) 683cc $1.35
50c Kiwi Stamp Circuit (Self Adhesive) 683cd $1.35
50c Simes Real Estate Agents (Self Adhesive) 683ce $1.35
50c REIMAX Real Estate Agents (Self Adhesive) 683cf $1.35
50c Coastlands Celebrating 40 Years 1969 - 2009 (Self Adhesive) 683cg $1.35
50c Coaching Edge (Self Adhesive) 683ch $1.35
50c Chatham Islands Robin (Self Adhesive) 683ci $1.35
50c Leading Edge Foundation - Koru Fern (Self Adhesive) 683cj $1.35
50c Sheep Painting by P. M. Otto (Self Adhesive) 683ck $1.35
50c New Zealand Coastline Art Work (Self Adhesive) 683cl $1.35
50c Belle Property - Red Poppies (Self Adhesive) 683cm $1.35
50c Sexplorations - Coaching, Educatyion and Therapy (Self Adhesive) 683cn $1.35
50c Coachouse - Mentoring, Career Guidance (Self Adhesive) 683co $1.35
50c Poderi Crisci Vineyard Coat of Arms (Self Adhesive) 683cp $1.35
50c Pier Law - Lawyers (Self Adhesive) 683cq $1.35
50c Farmers - Celebrating 100 Years 1909 - 2009 (Self Adhesive) 683cr $1.35
50c Kapiti Island Art Work (Self Adhesive) 683cs $1.35
50c Trees at Paekakariki Art Work (Self Adhesive) 683ct $1.35
50c JA Class Locomotive at Paekakariki (Self Adhesive) 683cu $1.35
50c Strawberry Sound (Self Adhesive) 683cv $1.35
$1 I Want You for Medrecruit (Self Adhesive) 683cw $2.70
50c Coffee News / News to Amuse (Self Adhesive) 683cx $1.35
50c Home of the Paekakariki Express / Railway Signal Box (Self Adhesive) 683cy $1.35
50c Quakers 1909 / First General Meeting Aotearoa New Zealand (Self Adhesive) 683cz $1.35
50c Real Aotearoa (White Text on Black Background) (Self Adhesive) 683da $1.35
50c Palmpex 2010 Stamp Show / Locomotive (Self Adhesive) 683db $1.35
50c Timpex 2009 National Stamp Exhibition / Richard Pearse Memorial Monumen (Self Adhesive) 683dc $1.35
50c Sunset Painting by Hanley Wright, Kaiapoi (Self Adhesive) 683dd $1.35
50c Antarctic Expedition Cruise Ship "Bremen" in Tepid Waters (Self Adhesive) 683de $1.35
50c Antarctic Expedition Cruise Ship "Bremen" in Ice (Self Adhesive) 683df $1.35
Set of 85 683dg $132.10 $132.10
Maui - Celebrating 30 Years of New Zealand Gas - Booklet of ten 50 cent Self Adhesive Stamps 683dh $13.50
... Ten Stamps :

Some controversy surrounds the omission of the Tibetan flag stamps which were produced for an Auckland group, the "Friends of Tibet (NZ) Society" but subsequently deliberately covered by New Zealand Post with airmail stickers when noticed on mail. The stamps were not made available for purchase from New Zealand Post by stamp collectors.

The New Zealand Post terms and agreements for personalised postage state that they will refuse to print any image at their discretion, if the image may be offensive to any ethnic group, contain any political message or could be associated with a current or former political cause or leader. In the past New Zealand Post have refused to print stamps for a standing member of New Zealand's Parliament during an election citing this rule.

New Zealand Post printed 1500 of the stamps in $1 and 50c denominations. The stamps feature the flag of Tibet, also known as the snow lion flag, which was introduced by the 13th Dalai Lama using the design motif of Japanese military flags. The flag continued to be used after the incorporation of Tibet into the People's Republic of China. The Tibetan government at the time stressed that the flag was an army flag and not a national flag.

In 1959, The Dalai Lama together with a group of Tibetan leaders and followers fled to India and set up the Government of Tibet in Exile. They retained the flag and it's usage was banned in the People's Republic of China. The flag is now also used as a symbol of the Tibetan independence movement. Tibet has not received foreign diplomatic recognition as an independent state and in 1945 China's sovereignty over Tibet was not questioned by the United Nations.

Below the flag on the stamp is a black panel containing the dates "1959 - 2009". At the time of printing, New Zealand Post employees were most probably not aware that the dates commemorated the "50th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising against Chinese occupation". After receipt of the stamps, however, the Tibetan Society over-printed text in blue on the selvedges of the sheets of stamps - with a website URL down both sides, a heading along the top, and a three-line political inscription alleging "illegal Chinese occupation" at the bottom.

A New Zealand Post spokesman explained that printing the stamps had been a mistake as the stamps breached their terms and conditions and that the act of covering the stamps was deliberate. New Zealand Post tried to get the stamps returned for destruction and have stated they would not do a reprint of the stamp.
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