On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the guns fell silent along the Western Front. The First World War had effectively ended. To commemorate this important centenary and honour those who served, a series of official stamps and legal tender commemorative coins have been issued.

Presentation Pack

The presentation pack is the premium collector’s item for this stamp issue. Read more about the flow-on effects of the end of WW1 with copy by David Green, an historian at Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.


  • NZ Post will donate $1.50 from the sale of each presentation pack directly to the RNZRSA
  • Includes a first day cover, a miniature sheet and a set of five stamps
  • Learn more about the Armistice from historian David Green
  • A sobering insight into the ongoing impact of WW1 on New Zealand.
Date of issue: 1 October 2018
Number of stamps: Five gummed stamps
Denominations: $1.20 x 2, $2.40, $3.00, $3.60
Stamps and first day covers designed by: Dave Burke, Auckland, New Zealand
Printer and process: Southern Colour Print, New Zealand by offset lithography
Number of colours: Four process colours plus matt varnish and spot UV overgloss
Stamp size and format: 45.6mm x 35mm (horizontal)
Miniature sheet size and format: 185mm x 95mm (horizontal)
Paper type: Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper
Number of stamps per sheet: 25
Perforation gauge: 14.286 x 14.47
Special blocks: Plate/imprint blocks can be obtained by purchasing five stamps from a sheet. Barcode blocks are available in both A and B formats.
Period of sale: Unless stocks are exhausted earlier, these stamps will remain on sale until 30 September 2019. First day covers will remain on sale until 23 November 2018.

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Price: $29.90
1918 Back from the Brink

Commemorate the final year of WW1 with the fifth stamp issue in this series.