Wahine 50 Anniversary

When the Wahine departed Lyttelton Harbour at 8.40pm on 9 April 1968, there were 734 passengers and crew on board. The overnight voyage to Wellington was nothing new to Captain HG Robertson: the often-turbulent Cook Strait was familiar in all its ill-behaved weather and swell. However, on this evening no-one was prepared for the raging storm that occurred when Cyclone Giselle swept down the coast, colliding with a southerly front. The result was one of the worst recorded storms in New Zealand’s maritime history.


Wahine 50 Anniversary Set of Stamps

Mint set of six gummed stamps.
Price: $12.20

Miniature Sheets

Wahine 50 Anniversary Miniature Sheet

Mint gummed miniature sheet.
Price: $12.20

Presentation Packs

Wahine 50 Anniversary Presentation Pack

The story of the tragic events leading up to the sinking of the Wahine are told by Sharon Major - a passenger and survivor, in this collectable presentation pack. The pack contains a set of stamps, miniature sheet and first day cover as well as extra imagery and details surrounding the sorrowful event.
Price: $29.90

Single Stamps

Wahine 50 Anniversary Single Stamp

Single $1.00 'World’s finest drive-on vessel' gummed stamp.
Price: $1.00

Stamp Sheets

Wahine 50 Anniversary Sheet of Stamps

Sheet of 25 x $1.00 'World’s finest drive-on vessel' gummed stamps.
Price: $25.00

Set Configurations

Wahine 50 Anniversary Set Configurations

Set of gummed Plate Blocks.
Price: $73.20

Limited Edition

Wahine 50 Anniversary Limited Edition

The limited edition is the ultimate collectors item for this issue. See the full set of stamps in even more depth and detail and read more about the event with copy from Emmanuel Makarios - a maritime historian. There is a special numbered, perforated miniature sheet unique to the pack and a limited edition first day cover signed by Emmanuel.
Price: $135.00