Satellite Station

These two stamps were issued to commemorate the opening of New Zealand's first satellite earth station situated near Warkworth approximately 50 miles north of Auckland.

Issue information

The parabola receiving aerial - 8c
The orange dots represent the earth stations of the pacific satellite while the white dot represents the New Zealand station.

The satellite in space - 10c
The green dots represent the earth stations of the pacific satellite while the white dot represents the New Zealand station.

Stamp bulletin

This stamp issue first appeared in New Zealand Post Stamp Bulletin No. 6 in August 1971.

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: 14 July 1971
Designers: M Cleverley, Auckland
Printers: Courvoisier, Switzerland
Stamp Size: 40mm x 24mm
Sheet Size: 100 stamps per sheet
Process: Photogravure
Perforation Gauge: 11.5
Paper Type: Granite, unwatermarked