Scout Jamboree

The 4th National Scout Jamboree, held at Trentham near Wellington, was commemorated by the issue of a single stamp.

Issue information

A temporary Post Office was opened at the Jamboree and a special pictorial date stamp was used on opening day when some 26,000 covers were handled.  A plain date stamp without the Scout insignia was used after the first day.

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The official Jamboree badge with its arrowhead motif, symbolic of progress, was incorporated into the stamp design  The panel surround also included sections of the traditional tukutuku panel design known as poutama, an ornamental pattern seen on the walls of Maori meeting houses.

Stamp Bulletin

This stamp issue first appeared in New Zealand Post Stamp Bulletin No. 38 in January 1966.

Acknowledgments: 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/

Technical information

Date of issue: 5 January 1966
Designers: New Zealand Post Office, Wellington
Printers: Harrison and Sons, England
Stamp size: 25mm x 41mm
Sheet size: 120 stamps per sheet
Process: Photogravure
Performance gauge: 14
Paper type: Chalk surfaced, multiple NZ and star watermark