New Zealand 1971 Surch 4c

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  • Issue Date: June 1971 (reissues also made in 1972 and 1973)
  • one value, surcharged
  • Designed by: Eileen Mayo (original stamp)
  • Printed by: Harrison & Sons Ltd, High Wycombe, England (1971 original version)
  • Print process: photogravure surcharge on photogravure original stamp
  • Perforations: 13½ x 13

Tiger Moth definitive of 1970, surcharged in black[edit]


4c on 2½c tiger moth, Charagia virescens

  • June 1971 overprinting by Harrison. In this surcharge version the gravure screening dots can be seen, and the two bars are wide apart
1971 surcharge used



4c on 2½c tiger moth, Charagia virescens

  • July 1972 overprinting by Harrison in typography. In this surcharge version the two bars are thicker, and closer together, and there are no visible screening dots
1972 surcharge mint


1972 surcharge used


4c on 2½c tiger moth, Charagia virescens

  • July 1972 overprinting done locally in New Zealand in typography. In this surcharge version the two bars close but the 4c is larger and less clear
4c on 2½c mint


4c on 2½c used