Queen Victoria Postal Fiscals Officials

Three of the Queen Victoria Postal Fiscal stamps were overprinted 'Official' for postal use by government departments. 

Issue information

Since the officials were never used for fiscal purposes, there is no difficulty recognising valid postal cancellations on these stamps.

Acknowledgments

New Zealand Post would like to acknowledge the following for their assistance and guidance in bringing together this stamp issue:

Historical information included on this page sourced from The Postage Stamps of New Zealand published by the Royal Philatelic Society of NZ. Their web site offers further information useful to those interested in the stamps and postal history of New Zealand. Link: https://www.rpsnz.org.nz/

Product Listing for Queen Victoria Postal Fiscals Officials

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Image Title Description Price
Single Stamp

Single 2s 'Blue' gummed stamp.

Side-face portrait of Queen Victoria. Overprinted Official.

2s
Single Stamp 

Single 5s 'Green' gummed stamp.

Side-face portrait of Queen Victoria. Overprinted Official.

5s
Single Stamp

Single £1 'Pink' gummed stamp.

Side-face portrait of Queen Victoria. Overprinted Official.

 £1

Technical information

Date of issue: 1 April 1882
Designers: W B Hudson
Printers: Government Printing Office, Wellington
Stamp size: 20mm x 24mm and 24mm x 40mm
Sheet size: 1d: 240 stamps per sheet (4 panes of 60); Other values: 60 stamps per sheet
Process: Surface printed - Typography
Perforation gauge: Various
Paper type: Various paper types, NZ or NZ and star watermark.