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1925 Dunedin Exhibition
Cat. Mint Unhinged Mint Hinged Fine Used
½d Green 36a $9.90
$7.20
$9.00
1d Red 36b $10.80
$7.20
$9.00
4d Mauve 36c $139.50
$76.50
$139.50
Set of 3 individual stamps 36d $152.20
$86.35
$149.65
First Day Cover - 17 November 1925 36e $405.00
... ½d (36a), 1d (36b), 4d (36c)

The Dunedin Exhibition stamps are unusual in that they were relief printed from line etched zinc plates on paper that had been toned using lithographic plates. Like the Christchurch Exhibition, the stamps were only sold at the exhibition and the numbers sold were quite small.

The stamps show a view of the 400 meter Grand Court with the dome of the Festival Hall in the background. The top and side borders feature a traditional Maori Taniko weaving pattern.
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 386 - 389, 586 - 587
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 358 - 359
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