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1923 Map Stamp
Cat. Mint Unhinged Mint Hinged Fine Used
1d Red / Map (Simplified) 35a $7.20
$3.15
$0.70
(i) on De La Rue chalky paper with toned gum 35a1 $6.75
$2.70
$0.70
(ii) on Jones chalky paper with white gum 35a2 $13.50
$7.20
$5.40
(iii) on Cowan paper with shiny gum 35a3 $54.00
$27.00
$31.50
First Day Cover - 1 October 1923 35b $450.00
... 1d (35a)

In 1923 the New Zealand Government decided that it was time to restore universal penny postage following its suspension in 1915. The map stamp was issued to commemorate this. Strangely, however, the one penny dominion remained on sale and continued to be used after the map stamp was withdrawn from sale.

The map stamp was the first and only stamp impression to appear preprinted on postal stationery until the 1980s.
Bibliography

The Postage Stamps of New Zealand (Volume I)
    Edited by R. J. G. Collins and H. T. M. Fathers B.A. B.Sc.
    Published 1938 by The Philatelic Society of New Zealand Incorporated
    Pages 384 - 386
The Postage Stamps of New Zealand Volume IV
    Edited by R. J. G. Collins FRPSNZ and C.W. Watts FRPSNZ
    Published 1960 by The Royal Philatelic Society of New Zealand Incorporated
    Page 389
The Postage Stamps of New Zealand Volume VI
    Edited by D. E. G. Naish FRPSNZ and K. J. McNaught FRPSNZ FRPSL
    Publsihed 1975 by The Royal Philatelic Society of New Zealand Incorporated
    Pages 136, 361
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