2013 Royal Baby

New Zealand is joining the rest of the Commonwealth in celebrating the birth of His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge with this special stamp issue! 

Issue information

Since the recent birth of His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge, we’ve been excitedly working around the clock to offer you a commemorative coin and stamp issue. We are pleased to announce that we’ve now received official approval for these products from Her Majesty The Queen and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and the issue is available to order! 

Born on 22 July 2013 to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George is third in line to the throne and will one day become ‘King of New Zealand’. The large collectable stamps in this issue picture the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge cradling the baby Prince outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London. A first day cover is also available, as well as a presentation pack. The presentation pack has been written by Dr Sean Palmer, Chair, Monarchy New Zealand and gives further insight into the significance of Prince George’s birth. Inside, you’ll find the strip of four stamps and the first day cover – making it a wonderful collectable to keep or give as a beautiful gift.
 

Technical information

Date of issue: 11 September 2013
Denominations: 70c, $1.90, $2.40 and $2.90
Designed by: New Zealand Post, Wellington, New Zealand
Printer and process: Southern Colour Print Ltd by offset lithography
Number of colours: Four process colours plus PMS 871
Stamp size and format: 37.13mm x 52mm (vertical)
Paper type: Tullis Russell 104gsm Red phosphor coated gum stamp paper
Number of stamps per sheet: 20
Perforation gauge: 14.59 x 14.55
Period of sale: Unless stocks are exausted earlier, these stamps will remain on sale until 10 September 2014.