Boy Scouts Pan-Pacific Jamboree

The Boy Scouts Association Pan-Pacific Jamboree was held in New Zealand during December 1958 and January 1959.

Issue information

More than 8,000 Boy Scouts from New Zealand and from overseas assembled at Cornwall Park, Auckland making the Jamboree the then largest youth gathering ever held in New Zealand. A post office was set up on the grounds of the Jamboree selling souvenir envelopes with profits going towards the Jamboree funds.

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 Boy Scouts Pan-Pacific Jamboree

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Image Title Description Price
Single Stamp

Single 3d gummed stamp.

The Jamboree stamp depicted a kiwi encircled with the words BOY SCOUTS PAN-PACIFIC JAMBOREE 1959 along with the official Jamboree badge.

3d

Technical information

Date of issue: 5 January 1959
Designers: Shirley M Collins, Christchurch
Printers: Bradbury Wilkinson, England
Stamp size: 24.5mm x 28mm
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 March 1959.