Hawkes Bay Centennial

This set of stamps commemorated the centennial of the province of Hawke's Bay. 

Issue information

The stamps depicted significant features of the Province: The Māori legend of Pania, Cape Kidnappers Gannet Sanctuary and sheep shearing.

The design of the 2d stamp was completed by M R Smith, the 3d by J Berry and the 8d by LC Mitchell.

Acknowledgments

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

Historical Information

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/

Stamp Bulletin

Bulletin scanned and provided by John Biddlecombe of the New Zealand Society of Great Britain. Their web site offers further information useful to those interested in the stamps and postal history of New Zealand. Link: http://www.nzsgb.org.uk/

Stamp Bulletin

This stamp issue first appeared in New Zealand Post Stamp Bulletin No. 15 on 28 July 1958.

Product Listing for Hawkes Bay Centennial

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Image Title Description Price
Single Stamp

Single 2d gummed stamp.

Pania Statue - in recognition of the part played by Maoris in the development of the country.

2d
Single Stamp

Single 3d gummed stamp.

Gannet nesting grounds at Cape Kidnappers.

3d
Single Stamp

Single 8d gummed stamp.

Sheep Shearer.

8d

Technical information

Date of issue: 3 November 1958
Designers: M R Smith, Levin; J Berry, Wellington and L C Mitchell, Wellington
Printers: Harrison and Sons, England
Stamp size: 2d and 8d: 24mm x 28mm;  3d: 41mm x 25mm
Sheet size: 120 stamps per sheet
Process: Photogravure
Paper type: Guard Bridge, multiple NZ and star watermark
Period of sale: These stamps remained on sale until 28 February 1959.