Rescue Services

When lives are threatened, it’s usually a job for one or more of New Zealand’s rescue services. 

Issue information

New Zealand’s rescue services provide the country with an important safety net, including well-trained people who are dedicated to the task of rescuing others. Danger comes in many forms. Fire, flood, earthquake, cyclone and far too often human error, all pose a threat to people’s safety. There are eight New Zealand rescue organisations featured on the new stamp issue - they all have one thing in common, saving lives.

Product listing for Rescue Services

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Image Title Description Price
Single Stamp Single 40c 'Fire Service/Ambulance' gummed stamp. $0.40
Single Stamp Single 80c 'Civil Defence' gummed stamp. $0.80
Single Stamp Single $1.00 'Air Sea Rescue' gummed stamp. $1.00
Single Stamp Single $1.50 'Air Ambulance/Rescue Helicopter' gummed stamp. $1.50
Single Stamp Single $1.80 ' Mountain Rescue/Red Cross' gummed stamp. $1.80
First day Cover First day cover with stamps affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue. $5.80

Technical information

Date of issue:  27 March 1996
Designer: Dave Clark Design, Auckland
Printer: Southern Colour Print, New Zealand
Stamp size: 25mm x 50mm
Sheet size: 50 stamps per sheet
Process: Lithography
Perforation gauge: 14
Paper type: Coated Papers, red phosphor coated, unwatermarked
Period of sale: These stamps remained on sale until 27 March 1997.