1970 Christmas

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1970 Christmas
Cat. Mint Unhinged Fine Used
2½c 'Adoration of the Child' by Correggio 170a $0.45
3c Stained glass window from First Presbyterian Church in Invercargill 170b $0.45
10c Tower of the Roman Catholic Church, Sockburn, Christchurch 170c $1.15
Set of 3 170d $1.95
First Day Cover - 1 October 1970 170e $4.25
… Three Stamps : 2½c (170a), 3c (170b), 10c (170c)
For the first time, the 1970 Christmas issue had multiple stamps to match the principal overseas and domestic postage rates.

The 2½ cent stamp features the central detail from 'Adoration of the Child' by Correggio. The 3 cent stamp features 'The Nativity', one of six stained glass windows from the First Presbyterian Church in Invercargill, gifted in memory of William and Eliza Asher. The 10 cent stamp features a stylised graphic of the tower of the Roman Catholic Church, Sockburn, Christchurch which was built in the 1960s.

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 212 - 214
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