2013 Royal Baby

New Zealand joined the rest of the Commonwealth in celebrating the birth of His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge with this special stamp issue! 

Issue information

With the birth of His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge, we excitedly worked around the clock to offer you a commemorative coin and stamp issue with the official approval for these products from Her Majesty The Queen and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. 

Born on 22 July 2013 to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George is third in line to the throne and will one day become ‘King of New Zealand’. The large collectable stamps in this issue pictured the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge cradling the baby Prince outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London. A first day cover was also available, as well as a presentation pack. The presentation pack was written by Dr Sean Palmer, Chair, Monarchy New Zealand and gave further insight into the significance of Prince George’s birth. Inside was the strip of four stamps and the first day cover – making it a wonderful collectable to keep or give as a beautiful gift.

Commemorative Coins

Take a look at the commemorative coins that were also part of this issue. Click here to find out more.
 

Product Listing for 2013 Royal Baby

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Image Title Description Price
Single Stamp Single 70c gummed stamp. $0.70
Single Stamp Single $1.90 gummed stamp. $1.90
Single Stamp Single $2.40 gummed stamp. $2.40
Single Stamp Single $2.90 gummed stamp. $2.90
First Day Cover First day cover with strip of four gummed stamps affixed. $8.40
Presentation Pack The presentation pack was written by Dr Sean Palmer, Chair, Monarchy New Zealand and gave further insight into the significance of Prince George's birth. Inside was the strip of four gummed stamps and the first day cover. $22.00

Technical information

Date of issue: 11 September 2013
Denominations: 70c, $1.90, $2.40 and $2.90
Designed by: New Zealand Post, Wellington, New Zealand
Printer and process: Southern Colour Print Ltd by offset lithography
Number of colours: Four process colours plus PMS 871
Stamp size and format: 37.13mm x 52mm (vertical)
Paper type: Tullis Russell 104gsm Red phosphor coated gum stamp paper
Number of stamps per sheet: 20
Perforation gauge: 14.59 x 14.55
Period of sale: These stamps remained on sale until 10 September 2014.