Tuia 250: Michel Tuffery's Artistic Journey of Discovery

When Tupaia, an arioi priest and navigator from Ra‘iātea, guided Lieutenant James Cook and the Endeavour from Tahiti to Aotearoa in 1769, a reconnection was made between Māori and their ancestral homelands. As featured on these stamps, New Zealand artist Michel Tuffery has created original artworks in response to his discoveries about where his personal history meets that of these first encounters. 

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Sets

Tuia 250: Michel Tuffery's Artistic Journey of Discovery Set of Stamps

Mint set of five gummed stamps.
Price: $12.50

Miniature Sheets

Tuia 250: Michel Tuffery's Artistic Journey of Discovery Miniature Sheet

Mint gummed miniature sheet.
Price: $12.50

First Day Covers

Tuia 250: Michel Tuffery's Artistic Journey of Discovery First Day Cover

First day cover with set of five gummed stamps affixed.
Price: $13.00

Tuia 250: Michel Tuffery's Artistic Journey of Discovery Miniature Sheet First Day Cover

First day cover with gummed miniature sheet affixed.
Price: $13.00

Presentation Packs

Tuia 250: Michel Tuffery's Artistic Journey of Discovery Presentation Pack

Tuffery’s paintings explore the roles played by Tupaia, his arioi acolyte and nephew Taiato, and members of Cook’s crew whose legacies have received little attention. Find out more about the untold history of Tupaia and these first encounters between Europeans and Māori with this presentation pack, written by University of Auckland Senior Research Fellow Dr. Billie Lythberg.
Price: $29.90

Single Stamps

Tuia 250: Michel Tuffery's Artistic Journey of Discovery Single Stamp

Single $1.30 'A messenger from Ra‘iātea' gummed stamp.
Price: $1.30

Stamp Sheets

Tuia 250: Michel Tuffery's Artistic Journey of Discovery Sheet of Stamps

Sheet of 25 x $1.30 'A messenger from Ra‘iātea' gummed stamps.
Price: $32.50

Set Configurations

Tuia 250: Michel Tuffery's Artistic Journey of Discovery Set Configurations

Mint set of gummed Plate Blocks.
Price: $75.00

Limited Edition

Tuia 250: Michel Tuffery's Artistic Journey of Discovery Limited Edition

One of only 2,000 produced, a uniquely numbered limited edition is the ultimate collector’s item for this issue. Each includes a unique numbered miniature sheet, a unique first day cover signed by Michel Tuffery, a colour separation of the ‘Not another Kuki story’ stamp, and a booklet on the history of Tupaia and Lieutenant James Cook’s journey from Tahiti to New Zealand. (Expected ship date is 28 October 2019).
Price: $135.00