New Zealand Post - Vesting Day

Government services in New Zealand went through some enormous changes in 1987. One of the most significant of these changes saw the New Zealand Post Office split into three State-Owned Enterprises to separately handle the postal and agency, Telecom and the banking businesses of the former Government Department.

Issue information

New Zealand Post Limited formally took over administration of the postal and agency functions from the New Zealand Post Office. To mark the occasion of the establishment of New Zealand Post Limited, a set of two stamps were issued.

Two 40 cent se-tenant stamps depicted various elements of postal business from acceptance to delivery together with the new corporate logo.

Product Listing for New Zealand Post - Vesting Day 

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Image Title Description Price
Single Stamp

Single 40c x 2 gummed stamps.

Two 40 cent se-tenant stamps depicted various elements of postal business from acceptance to delivery including bus, aeroplane, delivery van, postbox and handwritten pad - together with the new corporate logo.

$0.80
First Day Cover First day cover with stamps affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue. $0.91

Technical information

Date of issue: 1 April 1987
Denominations: 40c x 2 stamps se-tenant
Designer: Communication Arts Ltd, Wellington
Printer and process: C.P.E. Australia Ltd, Melbourne, Australia; Lithography
Stamp size and format: 41.1mm x 30mm (horizontal)
Number of stamps per sheet: 100 (10 rows of 10)
Period of sale: These stamps remained on sale until 30 April 1988.