Monday, October 19, 2020

Long Read Philately DHere we show images, and some technical details of New Zealand postage stamps issued in the years 1980 to 1984.

If you notice any incorrect details - please feel free to let us know.

Note: Images are not to scale relative to each other.

Below, we show an example image with what information we place beneath each stamp

1210Catalogue number
Face value
Event
Depiction
Perforation (horizontal x vertical, per 2cm)
Approximate date of stamp issue

The New Zealand postage stamp issues covered in these years include:

  •  Christmas
  • Health
  • Royal wedding
  • River scenes
  • Anniversaries
  • Architecture
  • Large harbours
  • Family life
  • The four seasons
  • minerals
  • Fruits
  • Endangered wildlife
  • Antarctic Research
12101210
14c
Anniversaries and Events
125th Anniversary of first New Zealand postage stamps
P13½ x 13
07 February 1980
12111211
14c
Anniversaries and Events
125th Anniversary of first New Zealand postage stamps
P13½ x 13
07 February 1980
12121212
14c
Anniversaries and Events
125th Anniversary of first New Zealand postage stamps
P13½ x 13
07 February 1980













1216MS1216MS
Anniversaries and Events
125th Anniversary of first New Zealand postage stamps
Miniature sheet

Comprising:

One of:1210
14c

One of: 1211
14c

One of: 1212
14c

P13½ x 13
07 February 1980
12131213
17c
Centenaries
Centenary of Rotorua
1880 - 1980
P14
07 February 1980



12141214
25c
1980 International Orchid Conference
Depicting: Earina autumnalis (Easter Orchid) and Thelymitra venosa (Large veined sun orchid)
P14
07 February 1980
12151215
30c
1980 World Ploughing Championships
P14
07 February 1980


12171217
14c
Architecture
Ewelme Cottage
Parnell
(Second series)
P13½ x 12½
02 April 1980
12181218
17c
Architecture
Broadgreen
Nelson
(Second series)
P13½ x 12½
02 April 1980
12191219
25c
Architecture
The Courthouse
Oamaru
(Second series)
P13½ x 12½
02 April 1980
12201220
30c
Architecture
Government Buildings
Wellington
(Second series)
P13½ x 12½
02 April 1980

12211221
25c
Large Harbours
Auckland Harbour
P13
04 June 1980
12221222
30c
Large Harbours
Wellington Harbour
P13
04 June 1980
12231223
35c
Large Harbours
Lyttleton Harbour
P13
04 June 1980
12241224
50c
Large Harbours
Port Chalmers
P13
04 June 1980






1225a1225a
1980 Health
Se-tenant pair

Comprising:

One of: 1225
14c Postage + 2c Health
Child Surf Casting
P13 x 12½

One of: 1226
14c Postage + 2c Health
Children Wharf Fishing
P13 x 12½

06 August 1980
12251225
14c Postage + 2c Health
1980 Health
Child Surf Casting
P13 x 12½
06 August 1980
12261226
14c Postage + 2c Health
1980 Health
Children Wharf Fishing
P13 x 12½
06 August 1980
12271227
17c Postage + 2c Health
1980 Health
Underwater Spear Fishing
P13 x 12½
06 August 1980



















1228MS1228MS
1980 Health
Miniature sheet

Comprising:

Two (vertically) of: 1227 (Left column)
Two (Vertically) of: 17c Postage + 2c Health
Underwater Spear Fishing
P13½ x 13

Two (vertically) of: 1225 (Middle column)
14c Postage + 2c Health
Child Surf Casting
P13½ x 13

Two (vertically) of: 1226 (Right column)
Children Wharf Fishing
14c Postage + 2c Health
P13½ x 13

06 August 1980
1203a1203a
20c overprinted on 7c
(Ref. number 1092)
Garden Roses
"Michele Meilland"
P14½
29 September 1980





12291229
10c
Christmas 1980
"Madonna and Child with Cherubim"
by Andrea della Robbia
P11½
01 October 1980
12301230
25c
Christmas 1980
St. Mary's Church
New Plymouth
P11½
01 October 1980

12311231
35c
Christmas 1980
Picnic Scene
(Christmas in New Zealand is in the summer season)
P11½
01 October 1980
12321232
15c
1980 Definitives
Te Heu Heu Tukino IV
Ngati Tuwharetoa tribe
P12½ x 13
26 November 1980
12331233
25c
1980 Definitives
Te Hau-Takiri Wharepapa
Maori Chief
P12½ x 13
26 November 1980
12341234
35c
1980 Definitives
Princess Te Puea Herangi
Tribal leader
P12½ x 13
26 November 1980

12351235
45c
1980 Definitives
Sir Apirana Ngata
Maori leader, politician, statesman, scholar
P12½ x 13
26 November 1980
12361236
60c
1980 Definitives
Hakopa Te Ata-o-tu
Maori Warrior
P12½ x 13
26 November 1980
12371237
20c
1981 Commemoratives / Anniversaries
Centenary of Fielding
1881 - 1981
Depicting:
Lt. Colonel the Honourable William Henry Adelbert Feilding
P14½
04 February 1981

12381238
25c
1981 Commemoratives / Anniversaries
International Year of Disabled Persons
P14½
04 February 1981








12381239
20c
Family Life
The family at play
Maori language for family is: whanau
P13½ x 13
01 April 1981
12401240
25c
Family Life
The family: Young and Old
Maori language for family is: whanau
P13½ x 13
01 April 1981
12411241
30c
Family Life
The family at home
Maori language for family is: whanau
P13½ x 13
01 April 1981
12421242
35c
Family Life
The family at church
Maori language for family is: whanau
P13½ x 13
01 April 1981
12431243
30c
River Scenes
Kaiauai River
P13½ x 13
03 June 1981






12441244
35c
River Scenes
Mangahao River
P13½ x 13
03 June 1981
12451245
40c
River Scenes
Mangahao River
P13 x 13½
03 June 1981


12461246
60c
River Scenes
Cleddau River
P13 x 13½
03 June 1981






1247a1247a
Royal Wedding
(29 July 1981)
Se-tenant pair
20c each stamp

Comprising

One of: 1247
HRH Prince of Wales (Prince Charles) and Lady Diana Spencer

One of: 1248
Saint Paul's Cathedral

P14½
29 July 1981
1247ab1247ab
Number 1247 and 1247
Se-tenant pair
Variation / Error
Missisng inscription:
Royal Wedding
Missing Date:
29 July 1981
From top right corner of each stamp
1247 no inscription1247var
No inscription or date
(Top right corner)

1248 no inscription1248var
Nno inscription or date
(Top right corner)
12471247
20c
Royal Wedding
(29 July 1981)
HRH Prince of Wales (Prince Charles) and Lady Diana Spencer
P14½
29 July 1981

















12481248
20c
Royal Wedding
(29 July 1981)
Saint Paul's Cathedral
P14½
29 July 1981









12491249
20c Postage + 2c Health
1981 Health
Girl with starfish
P14½
05 August 1981
1249a1249a
1981 Health
Se-tenant pair

Comprising

One of: 1249
20c Postage + 2c Health
Girl with starfish

One of: 1250
20c Postage + 2c
Health
Boy fishing

P14½
05 August 1981
12501250
20c Postage + 2c Health
1981 Health
Boy fishing
P14½
05 August 1981



12511251
25c Postage + 2c Health
1981 Health
Boy and girl at rock pool
P14½
05 August 1981












1252MS1252MS
1981 Health
Miniature sheet

Comprising:

Two (vertically) of: 1249
20c Postage + 2c Health
Girl with starfish
P14½

Two (Vertically) of: 1250
20c Postage + 2c Health
Boy fishing
P14½

Two (Vertically) of: 1251
25c Postage + 2c Health
Boy and girl at rock pool

P14½
05 August 1981
12531253
14c
Christmas 1981
"Madonna Suckling the Child"
(Marco d'Oggiono)
P11½
07 October 1981
12541254
30c
Christmas 1981
St. John's Church, Wakefield
P11½
07 October 1981

12551255
40c
Christmas 1981
Floral Scene
(Golden Tainui)
P11½
07 October 1981
11051105
$5-00
1981 Definitive
Parliament Buildings, Wellington
Also known as "The Beehive"
P13
02 December 1981



12561256
20c
Anniversaries / Centennaries
Centenary of Tauranga
1882 - 1982
Depicting Tauranga Mission House
P14½
03 February 1982


1256a1256a
Se-tenant Pair
20c each stamp
Anniversaries / Centennaries

Comprising:

One of: 1256
Centenary of Tauranga
1882 - 1982
P14½

One of: 1257
Centenary of Hawera
1882 - 1982
Depicting Hawera water tower
P14½

03 February 1982
12571257
20c
Anniversaries / Centennaries
Centennary of Hawera
1882 - 1982
Depicting Hawera water tower
P14½
03 February 1982


12581258
25c
Anniversaries / Centennaries
Centenary of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in New Zealand
1882 - 1982
Depicting cats
P14½
03 February 1982
12591259
30c
Anniversaies / Centenaries
Centenary of frozen meat exports
1882 - 1982
Depicting refrigerated sailing ship: "Dunedin"
P14½
03 February 1982
12601260
35c
1982: "International Year of Science"
Depicting various pieces of scientific research equipment
P14½
03 February 1982


12611261
24c
Definitive
Map of New Zealand
Showing longitude and latitude
P12½
(First issued) 01 April 1982
12621262
20c
Architecture
"Alberton"
(Auckland)
P14 x 14½
07 April 1982





12631263
25c
Architecture
"Caccia Birch"
( Palmerston North)
P14 x 14½
07 April 1982
12631264
30c
Architecture
Dunedin railway station
(Dunedin)
P14 x 14½
07 April 1982
12651265
35c
Architecture
Post Office
(Ophir)
P14 x 14½
07 April 1982




12661266
35c
"The four seasons"
Summer
Depicting Kaiteriteri Beach
(Nelson)
P13 x 13½
02 June 1982
12671267
40c
"The four seasons"
Autumn
Depicting St. Omar Park
(Queenstown)
P13 x 13½
02 June 1982
12681268
45c
"The four seasons"
Winter
Depicting Mt Ngauruhoe
(Tongariro National Park)
P13 x 13½
02 June 1982
12691269
70c
"The four seasons"
Spring
Depicting lambing
(Wairarapa)
P13 x 13½
02 June 1982






12701270
1982 Health
24c Postage + 2c Health
Dogs
Labrador
P13 x 13½
04 August 1982
1270a1270a
Se-tenant pair
1982 Health

Comprising:

One of: 1270
24c Postage + 2c Health
Dogs
Labrador
P13 x 13½
04 August 1982

One of: 1271
24c Postage + 2c Health
Dogs
Border Collie
P13 x 13½
04 August 1982
12711271
1982 Health
24c Postage + 2c Health
Dogs
Border Collie
P13 x 13½
04 August 1982




12721272
1982 Health
30c Postage + 2c Health
Dogs
Cocker Spaniel
P13 x 13½
04 August 1982
















1273MS1273MS
1982 Health
Dogs
Miniature Sheet

Comprising two each, vertically of:

1270
24c Postage + 2c Health
Dogs
Labrador
P13 x 13½
04 August 1982

1271
24c Postage + 2c Health
Border Collie
P13 x 13½
04 August 1982

1272
30c Postage + 2c Health
Dogs
Cocker Spaniel
P13 x 13½
04 August 1982
12741274
18c
Christmas 1982
"Madona with child and two angels"
Piero di Cosimo
P14 x 13½
06 October 1982
12751275
35c
Christmas 1982
The Rangiātea Church
Otaki
Piero di Cosimo
P14 x 13½
06 October 1982
12761276
45c
Christmas 1982
Surf life saving
P14 x 13½
06 October 1982
12771277
1c
1982 Definitives - minerals
Nephrite
(Also known as: jade)
P14½ x 14
01 December 1982



1277a1277a
1c
1982 Definitives - minerals
Nephrite
(Also known as: jade)
P12½
[Note different perforation size to No.: 1277]

01 December 1982
12781278
2c
1982 Definitives - Minerals
Agate
P14½ x 14
01 December 1982



1278a1278a
2c
1982 Definitives - Minerals
Agate
P12½
[Note different perforation size to No.: 1278]
01 December 1982
12791279
3c
1982 Definitives - Minerals
Iron Pytrites
P14½ x 14
01 December 1982


12801280
4c
1982 Defintitives - Minerals
Amethyst
P14½ x 14
01 December 1982
12811281
5c
1982 Defintitives - Minerals
Carnelion
P14½ x 14
01 December 1982
12821282
9c
1982 Defintitives - Minerals
Native Sulphur
P14½ x 14
01 December 1982
12831283
10c
1983 Definitives - Fruits
Grapes
P14½ x 14
07 December 1983
12841284
20c
1983 Definitives - Fruits
Citrus Fruit
(Tangelo, Lemon, Grapefruit)
P14½ x 14
07 December 1983
12851285
30c
1983 Definitives - Fruits
Nectarines
(Fantasia and Red Gold)
P14½ x 14
07 December 1983
12861286
40c
1983 Definitives - Fruits
Apples
(Granny Smith and Braeburn)
P14½ x 14
07 December 1983


12871287
50c
1983 Definitives - Fruits
Kiwi fruit
(kiwifruit)
(Also known as: Chinese gooseberry)
P14½ x 14
07 December 1983
13031303
24c
Commemorations
Centenary of the Salvation Army
1883 - 1983
P14 x 13½
02 February 1983
13041304
30c
Commemorations
Centenary of Auckland University
1883 - 1983
P14 x 13½
02 February 1983
13051305
35c
Commemorations
Commemorating Closer Economic Relations (CER) between New Zealand and Australia
(ANZCER = Australia New Zealand Closer Economic Relations)
Depicting a Kangaroo and a Kiwi
P13 x 13½
02 February 1983
13061306
40c
Commemorations
Centenary of the introduction of Rainbow Trout
(Salmo gairdneri)
1883 - 1983
P14 x 13½
02 February 1983


13071307
45c
Commemorations / Anniversaries
World Communications Year, 1983
Depicting a satellite
P14 x 13½
02 February 1983
13081308
24c
Commonwealth Day 1983
Queen Elizabeth 2nd
P13½
14 March 1983












13091309
35c
Commonwealth Day 1983
Maori Rock Drawing
P13½
14 March 1983
13101310
40c
Commonwealth Day 1983
Woolmark and scaouring
P13½
14 March 1983
13111311
45c
Commonwealth Day 1983
New Zealand Coat of Arms
P13½
14 March 1983




13121312
24c
Paintings by Rita Angus
"Boats - Island Bay"
P14½
06 April 1983
13131313
30c
Paintings by Rita Angus
"Central Otago Landscape"
P14½
06 April 1983
13141314
35c
Paintings by Rita Angus
"Wanaka Landscape"
P14½
06 April 1983
13151315
45c
Paintings by Rita Angus
"Tree"
P14½
06 April 1983
13161316
35c
Scenic New Zealand
Mount Egmont
P13
01 June 1983
13171317
40c
Scenic New Zealand
Cooks Bay
P13
01 June 1983
13181318
45c
Scenic New Zealand
Lake Matheson
P13
01 June 1983


13191319
70c
Scenic New Zealand
Lake Alexandrina
P13
01 June 1983








13201320
24c Postage + 2c Health
1983 Health
Cats
Tabby
P14
03 August 1983
1320a1320a
1983 Health
Cats

Se-tenant pair

Comprising:

One of: 1320
24c Postage + 2c Health
Tabby
P14

One of: 1321
24c Postage + 2c Health
Siamese
P14

03 August 1983
13211321
24c Postage + 2c Health
1983 Health
Cats
Siamese
P14
03 August 1983




13221322
30c Postage + 2c Health
1983 Health
Cats
Persian
P14
03 August 1983











1323MS1323MS
1983 Health Miniature sheet

Comprising:

Two (vertically) of: 1320
24c Postage + 2c Health
Cats
Tabby


Two (vertically) of: 1321
24c Postage + 2c Health
Cats
Siamese

Two (vertically) of: 1322
30c Postage + 2c Health
Cats
Persian

03 August 1983
13241324
18c
Christmas 1983
"The Holy Family of the Oak Tree"

(Also known as: "Madonna of the Oak Tree")
(Also known as: "Holy Family Under An Oak Tree")

Giulio Romano / Raphael

P12 x 11½

05 October 1983
13251325
35c
Christmas 1983
St. Patrick's Church
Greymouth
P12 x 11½
05 October 1983









13261326
45c
Christmas 1983
"The Glory Of Christmas"
Southern Cross, Poinsettia flowers and the Star Of Bethlehem
P12 x 11½
05 October 1983
13271327
24c
Antarctic / Research
Geological Research
(Mountain)
P13½ x 13
01 February 1984








13281328
40c
Antarctic / Research
Biological Research
(Seals)
P13½ x 13
01 February 1984
13291329
58c
Antarctic / Research
Glaciological Research
(Drilling)
P13½ x 13
01 February 1984
13301330
70c
Antarctic / Research
Meteorological Research
(Weather balloon)
P13½ x 13
01 February 1984
























1331MS1331MS
Antarctic / Research
Miniature Sheet

Comprising:

One of: 1327
24c
Geological Research
(Mountain)

One of: 1328
40c
Biological Research
(Seals)

One of: 1329
58c
Glaciological Research
(Drilling)

One of 1330
70c
Meteorological Research
(Weather balloon)


P13½ x 13
01 February 1984
13321332
24c
New Zealand Vintage Transport
(Ferry boats)
"Mountaineer"
(Lake Wakatipu)
P13 x 13
04 April 1984
13331333
40c
New Zealand Vintage Transport
(Ferry boats)
"Waikana"
(Otago Harbour)
P13 x 13
04 April 1984
13341334
58c
New Zealand Vintage Transport
(Ferry boats)
"Brittania"
(Waitemata Harbour))
P13 x 13
04 April 1984

13351335
70c
New Zealand Vintage Transport
(Ferry boats)
"Wakatere"
(Firth of Thames - near Auckland)
P13 x 13
04 April 1984
13361336
35c
Skiing
Mount Hutt Ski Field
P13½ x 13
06 June 1984
13371337
40c
Skiing
Coronet Peak Ski Field
P13½ x 13
06 June 1984
13381338
45c
Skiing
Turoa Ski Field
P13½ x 13
06 June 1984
13391339
70c
Skiing
Whakapapa Ski Field
P13½ x 13
06 June 1984
13401340
24c
Endangered wildlife / Reptiles
Hamilton's Frog
(Leiopelma hamiltoni)
P13½
11 July 1984







1340a1340a
Se-tenant pair
24c each stamp
Endangered wildlife / Reptiles

Comprising:

One of: 1340
Hamilton's Frog
(Leiopelma hamiltoni)
P13½
11 July 1984

One of: 1341
24c
Great Barrier Skink
P13½
11 July 1984
13411341
24c
Endangered wildlife / Reptiles
Great Barrier Skink
P13½
11 July 1984



13421342
30c
Endangered wildlife / Reptiles
The Harlequin Gecko
(Tukutuku rakiurae,
formerly Hoplodactylus rakiurae)
P13½
11 July 1984
13431343
58c
Endangered wildlife / Reptiles
Otago Skink
(Oligosoma otagense)
P13½
11 July 1984



13441344
70c
Endangered wildlife / Reptiles
The Gold Striped Gecko
(Woodworthia chrysosiretica)
(Also known as: Gold-striped Gecko, or Golden sticky-toed Gecko)
P13½
11 July 1984
13451345
24c Postage + 2c Health
1984 Health
Horses
Clydesdale
P14½
01 August 1984








1345a1345a
se-tenant pair
1984 Health
Horses

Comprising

One of: 1345
24c Postage + 2c Health
Clydesdale
P14½
01 August 1984

One of: 1346
24c Postage + 2c Health
Shetland Ponies
P14½
01 August 1984
13461346
24c Postage + 2c Health
1984 Health
Horses
Shetland Ponies
P14½
01 August 1984
13471347
24c Postage + 2c Health
1984 Health
Horses
Thoroughbred
P14½
01 August 1984
1348MS1348MS
1984 Health
Miniature Sheet

Comprising:

Two (vertically) of: 1345
24c Postage + 2c Health
Horses
Clydesdale

Two (Vertically) of: 1346
24c Postage + 2c Health
Horses
Shetland Ponies

Two (Vertically) of: 1347
24c Postage + 2c Health
Horses
Thoroughbred

P14½
01 August 1984
13491349
18c
Christmas 1984
"Adoration of the Shepherds"
(Lorenzo Di Credi)
P13½ x 14
26 September 1984















13501350
35c
Christmas 1984
Old St. Pauls Church,
Wellington
P14 x 13½
26 September 1984
13511351
45c
Christmas 1984
"The Joy of Christmas"
Church Bells
P14 x 13½
26 September 1984
13521352
24c
Military History
South Africa, 1901
(Mounted Riflemen)
P15 x 14
07 November 1984
13531353
40c
Military History
France, 1917
P15 x 14
07 November 1984

13541354
58c
Military History
North Africa, 1942
P15 x 14
07 November 1983

13551355
70c
Military History
Korea & South East Asia,
1950 - 1972
P15 x 14
07 November 1984
1356MS1356MS
Military History
Miniature Sheet

Comprising:

One of:1352
24c
South Sfrica, 1901
(Mounted riflemen)

One of: 1353
France, 1917

One of: 1354
58c
North africa, 1942

One of: 1355
70c
Korea & South East Asia
1950 - 1972

P15 x 14
07 November 1984

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