Rose Convention

To commemorate the first World Rose Convention held in New Zealand, a special issue of three rose stamps was released.

Issue information

The Convention was staged in Hamilton in November 1971.

Tiffany Rose - 2c
A scented American rose with salmon-pink flowers and a golden colour at the inside base of the petals.

Peace Rose - 5c
An exceptionally vigorous French variety which has achieved universal success and acclaim.  The large flowers are characteristically yellow with pink edging.

Chrysler Imperial Rose - 8c
A fragrant American rose with deep crimson flowers which show some blue colour on aging.

Stamp bulletin

This stamp issue first appeared in New Zealand Post Stamp Bulletin No. 7 in February 1972.

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: 3 November 1971
Designers: A G Mitchell, Wellington
Printers: Courvoisier, Switzerland
Stamp Size: 24.13mm x 40.64mm
Sheet Size: 100 stamps per sheet
Process: Photogravure
Perforation Gauge: 11.5
Paper Type: Granite, unwatermarked