1999 The Last Sunset
|| Purple Round Kiwi with Sun Overprint
|| Se-tenant Block of six $1 stamps
|... Six Stamps : $1 (496a x 6)|
|| First Day Cover - 31 December 1999 - 'Last Day Cover'
|... $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.
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'.
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|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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