150 Years of Parliament – 45c Stamp

Due to public demand, a new 45c stamp was issued by New Zealand Post.

Issue information

Due to demand and interest in the 150 Years of Parliament stamp issue, New Zealand Post decided to produce a special 45c Parliament stamp.

Also available was a replication of the pre-existing 150 Years of Parliament first day cover with the new 45c denomination affixed.

Product Listing for 150 Years of Parliament – 45c Stamp

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Image Title Description Price
Single Stamp Single 45c ‘Parliament Building, Auckland 1854’ gummed stamp. $0.45
First Day Cover First day cover with one gummed stamp affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue. $0.95

Technical information

Date of issue: 5 May 2004
Number of stamps: One
Denomination and design: 45c Parliament Building, Auckland 1854
Stamp designed by: Dean Gray, Wellington
Printer and process: Walsall Security Printing by offset lithography
Number of colours: Four process colours
Stamp size and format: 35mm x 28mm (horizontal)
Paper type: Red phosphor stamp paper
Number of stamps per sheet: 50
Perforation gauge: 14.4 x 14.2
Special blocks: Plate/imprint blocks could be obtained by purchasing at least six stamps from a sheet. Barcode, value blocks and logo blocks could be obtained by purchasing at least two stamps from a sheet. Barcode blocks were available in both A and B formats.
Period of sale: This stamp remained on sale until 4 May 2005.