Nelson Centennial

Nelson has the unique distinction among New Zealand cities of having been constituted a city before it was a borough.

Issue information

In 1858, Queen Victoria ordained that Nelson should be a Bishop's See and therefore it achieved the status of a city before it fulfilled the statutory qualification of having sufficient population.

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 Nelson Centennial

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Image Title Description Price
Single Stamp

Single 3d gummed stamp.

The Seal of the Diocese of Nelson represented Nelson's Cathedral City status.

3d

Technical information

Date of issue: 29 September 1958
Designers: M J MacDonald, Nelson
Printers: Bradbury Wilkinson, England
Stamp size: 24.5mm x 28.5mm
Sheet size: 160 stamps per sheet
Process: Recess printed - Intaglio
Perforation gauge: 13.5 x 13
Paper type: Wiggins Teape 'Esparto', multiple NZ and star watermark
Period of sale: This stamp remained on sale until 31 December 1958.