1968 Christmas

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1968 Christmas
Cat. Mint Unhinged Fine Used
2½c Adoration of the Child 155a $0.45
First Day Cover - 1 October 1968 155b $4.50
... 2½c (155a)

The 1968 Christmas stamp features the central detail from 'Adoration of the Child' by Gherardo van Honthorst. "Adoration of the Shepherds" is printed on the stamp but this is not the correct title of this work. 'Adoration by the Shepherds' is actually a different but similar painting by this artist.

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 210 - 211
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