New Zealand Post marks the Royal Wedding

17 March 2011

On 23rd March 2011 New Zealand Post is releasing its Royal Wedding stamp issue.

This special stamp issue will mark the much-anticipated wedding of His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales KG and Miss Catherine Middleton, which is taking place at the 1000-year-old Westminister Abbey in London, England, on 29th April 2011.

The setenant set of two oversized stamps in this issue feature a metallic gold border and portray Prince William and Catherine Middleton in both a formal pose, and an informal embrace.

The denomination of both stamps is $2.40, which is also the standard postage rate to send a standard letter to the United Kingdom from New Zealand.

The Royal Wedding stamp issue includes a miniature sheet, two first day covers and a presentation pack.

New Zealand Post is also releasing its Niue Royal Wedding stamp collection on 23rd March 2011. These stamps are being issued on behalf of the Niue Philatelic and Numismatic Company and the Niuean Government, and also portray Prince William and Catherine Middleton in both a formal pose, and an informal embrace.

The Niue Royal Wedding stamp range includes a setenant set of two stamps ($2.40 and $3.40), a miniature sheet and two first day covers.

A new range of KiwiStamp™ postage stamps is also being released by New Zealand Post on 23 March 2011. These non-denominated stamps follow on from the initial release of KiwiStamp™ postage stamps in September 2009.

The KiwiStamp™ postage stamp range includes five self-adhesive stamps and a first day cover.

Ends

The Royal Wedding stamp range and KiwiStamp™ postage stamps are available for purchase from 23rd March 2011 at all New Zealand PostShop stores, REAL Aotearoa stores in Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland, the Whanganui Collectables and Solutions Centre and online at www.nzpost.co.nz/stamps

The Niue Royal Wedding stamp range is available for purchase from 23rd March 2011 through the Whanganui Collectables and Solutions Centre and online at www.nzpost.co.nz/stamps

For further information please contact:

Lizzie Wilson Marketing Specialist - Stamps, Coins and REAL Aotearoa
Phone +64 4 496 4182
email lizzie.wilson@nzpost.co.nz
web www.nzpost.co.nz/stamps