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2019 Kupe - The Great Navigator

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2019 Kupe - The Great Navigator
Cat. Mint Unhinged Fine Used
$1.30 Kupe was a Rangatira (great fisherman) who lived in Hawaiiki. Surrounding Kupe's settlement were the traditional fishing grounds where Kupe and his tribe caught their fish. Te Wheke o Muturangi / Chief Muturangi's pet Octopus 868a $2.35
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$1.30 Kupe cast a spell so that the wheke (octopus) would never be able to dive and hide in the depths of the ocean. 868b $2.35
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$1.30 Kupe chased Te Wheke o Muturangi for weeks across the vast Pacific Ocean. 868c $2.35
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$1.30 Kupe's wife Hine-te-Aparangi saw land close-by and named it 'Aotearoa' - The Land of the Long White Cloud. 868d $2.35 $2.35
$1.30 Kupe, Hine-te-Aparangi and their whanau (family) were amazed by the beauty of the new land they discovered. 868e $2.35
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$1.30 Kupe and his warriors chased and after several weeks defeated Te Wheke o Muturangi (Chief Muturangi's Octopus) around the Marlborough Sounds. 868f $2.35 $2.35
$1.30 During Kupe's long absence, Hine-te-Aparangi and her whanau worried that Kupe had been slain by Te Wheke o Muturangi and would never return. Matiu and Makaro, his two mokopuna, slashed their breasts as a mark of mourning. Their blood stained the rocks 868g $2.35 $2.35
$1.30 Kupe returned safely to his whanau and they travelled the west coast of Te Ika a Maui (The North Island) before they returning home to Hawaiiki. 868h $2.35 $2.35
Set of 8 868i $17.85 $17.85
Se-tenant Block of eight $1.30 stamps 868j $18.70 $18.70
... Eight Stamps : $1.30 (868a), $1.30 (868b), $1.30 (868c), $1.30 (868d), $1.30 (868e), $1.30 (868f), $1.30 (868g), $1.30 (868h)
$10.40 Miniature Sheet with eight $1.30 stamps 868k $18.70 $18.70
... Eight Stamps : $1.30 (868a), $1.30 (868b), $1.30 (868c), $1.30 (868d), $1.30 (868e), $1.30 (868f), $1.30 (868g), $1.30 (868h)
First Day Cover - 5 June 2019 868l $19.60
... $1.30 (868a), $1.30 (868b), $1.30 (868c), $1.30 (868d), $1.30 (868e), $1.30 (868f), $1.30 (868g), $1.30 (868h)
Miniature Sheet First Day Cover - 5 June 2019 868m $19.60
... $10.40 (868k)
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