Niue Christmas 2016 - Stamp Design Competition

We celebrated the Christmas-themed artwork of Niue’s youth with the 2016 Niue Christmas stamp issue.

Issue information

Niue’s Christmas 2016 stamp issue was the result of a stamp design competition held by Niue’s primary and secondary schools. Students were asked to design a stamp based on the theme ‘What does Christmas mean to you'? The results were vibrant and eye-catching - with four winners selected from a range of age groups.

From a colourful Niuean pele pele or golden grouper fish (by Bailey Pasisi) to enjoying a feast on Christmas Day (Bentley Poihega), a beautifully wrapped Christmas gift (Iva Tanevesi) and a family decorating the tree (Flornie R Malinao), its clear that Christmas means may different things to the youth of Niue.

Accompanying the four stamps were a miniature sheet and two first day covers that beautifully complemented the stamps.

Product Listing for Niue Christmas 2016 - Stamp Design Competition

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Image Title Description Price
Single Stamp

Single 30c 'Bailey Pasisi, 7 years' gummed stamp.

Bailey’s vibrant drawing depicts a Pele Pele (golden grouper fish), which is found in Niue’s waters.

$0.30
Single Stamp

Single $1.40 'Bentley Poihenga, 10 years' gummed stamp.

Bentley’s detailed illustration shows his family coming together to have a Christmas feast.

$1.40
Single Stamp

Single $2.00 'Iva Tanevesi, 13 years' gummed stamp.

Iva’s festive design symbolises families and friends giving and receiving gifts.

$2.00
Single Stamp

Single $4.00 'Flornie R Malinao, 16 years' gummed stamp.

Flornie’s illustration is about sharing Christmas day with the people you love.

$4.00
Miniature Sheet Mint, used or cancelled gummed miniature sheet. $7.70
First Day Cover First day cover with four gummed stamps affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue. $8.20
Miniature Sheet First Day Cover First day cover with gummed miniature sheet affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue. $8.20

Technical information

Date of issue: 7 December 2016
Number of stamps: Four gummed
Denominations and designs: $0.30, $1.40, $2.00, $4.00
Stamps designed by: 30c - Bailey Pasisi, $1.40 - Bentley Poihega, $2.00 - Iva Tanevesi, $4.00 - Flornie R Malinao
Miniature sheet and first day covers designed by: Jonathan Gray, New Zealand Post, Wellington, New Zealand; first day cover illustrations designed by FreePik
Printer and process: Collectables and Solutions Centre, New Zealand Post, Whanganui, New Zealand
Number of colours: Four process colours
Stamp size and format: 34.55mm x 35mm (vertical)
Paper type: Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper
Number of stamps per sheet: 12
Perforation gauge: 14.28 x 14.47
Special blocks: Plate and value blocks could be obtained by purchasing at least six stamps from a sheet.
Period of sale: These stamps remained on sale until 6 December 2017.