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1971 First Satellite Station in New Zealand

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1971 First Satellite Station in New Zealand
Cat. Mint Unhinged Fine Used
8c Satellite Earth Station Dish 176a $0.90
$1.10
10c Satellite in Space 176b $0.90
$0.90
Set of 2 individual stamps 176c $1.70
$1.90
First Day Cover - 14 July 1971 176d $4.50
... 8c (176a), 10c (176b)

This issue commemorates the opening of the first satellite earth station in New Zealand - near Warkworth, around 80 kilometers north of Auckland.

The coloured dots on both stamps represented existing satellite earth stations in the Pacific. The New Zealand station is represented with a white dot.
Bibliography

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 178 - 179
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