Chamber of Commerce

The five stamps of this issue commemorate the Congress of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce of the British Empire, held at Wellington in October 1936. The Congress, first convened in London in 1855, was a triennial event and this was the first occasion it had met in New Zealand.

Issue information

1/2d
Transportation of wool with an inset of shearing.

1d
Interior of a dairy factory with an inset of cow.

2 1/2d
Droving sheep with insert of sheep's head.

4d
Interior of fruit-packing shed with insert of fruit picker.

6d
Overseas liner discharging produce with inset of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce of the British Empire Conference logo.

Technical information

Date of Issue: 1 October 1936
Designers: L C Mitchell, Wellington
Printers: Australian Bank Note and Stamp Printer, Australia
Stamp Size: 41mm x 25mm
Sheet Size: 48 stamps per sheet
Process: Recess printed - Intaglio
Perforation Gauge: 11
Paper Type: Wiggins Teape unsurfaced, NZ and star watermark