1999 The Last Sunset

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1999 The Last Sunset
Cat. Mint Unhinged Fine Used
$1 Purple Round Kiwi with Sun Overprint 496a $1.80
Se-tenant Block of six $1 stamps 496b $31.50
... Six Stamps : $1 (496a x 6)
First Day Cover - 31 December 1999 - 'Last Day Cover' 496c $4.25
... $1 (496a)

The one dollar stamp features a Kiwi in it's natural environment recess printed in purple with an overprinted selvage. The Maori motif around the border represents the flower of the Kowhai tree - which symbolises the continuous cycle of life.

A larger image is available on
our CDROM catalogue

This stamp was issued in sheets of 36 stamps to commemorate the last day of the 20th Century along with a 'New Zealand Post Last Day Cover'.

The Postage Stamps of New Zealand Volume X
    Edited by B.G. Vincent FRPSNZ
    Published 2013 by The Royal Philatelic Society of New Zealand Incorporated (ISBN 978-0-9876534-3-7)
    Pages 8 - 14
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