04 November 2020
Date of issue: 4 November 2020
Number of stamps: Four gummed stamps, three self-adhesive stamps
Denominations: Gummed; $1.40, $2.70, $3.50, $4.00, Self-adhesive $1.40, $2.70 & $3.50
Stamps, miniature sheet and first day covers designed by: Jon Ward, New Zealand Post, Wellington, New Zealand
Printer and process: Southern Colour Print, New Zealand by offset lithography
Number of colours: Four process colours plus spot UV
Stamp size and format: 35mm x 34.55mm (vertical)
Miniature sheet size and format: 160mm x 90mm (vertical)
Paper type: Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper
Number of stamps per sheet: 25
Perforation gauge: 14.286 x 13.895
Special blocks: Plate/imprint blocks may be obtained by purchasing at least six stamps from a sheet. Barcode blocks are available in A and B formats.
Period of sale: Unless stock is exhausted earlier, these stamps will remain on sale until 3 November 2021. First day covers will remain on sale until 30 December 2020.
For the first time ever, New Zealand Post has created an interactive experience with stamps. Simply download the Magenta app onto your smartphone and use it to scan each stamp for an augmented reality experience. The viewer is guided through the story as the stamps highlight the annunciation, the birth of Jesus, the star of Bethlehem and the wise men’s gifts.
$1.40 The Annunciation
The Angel Gabriel appeared from the heavens before Mary and told her she was going to have a baby, Jesus Christ, the saviour of the world.
$2.70 The Birth of Jesus Christ
The night Jesus was born, an angel appeared before shepherds in their fields, and proclaimed good news of great joy for all people.
$3.50 The Star of Bethlehem
A huge bright star shone in the night. Some wise men saw it andknew it to be the prophecy of Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world and Son of God, and set out on a long journey to find him.
$4.00 The Wise Men’s Gifts
The wise men finished their long journey west following the star to Bethlehem they worshipped him and presented their gifts; treasures of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.