New Zealand 2013 Chinese New Year. Year of the Snake

From Stamps of the World

  • Issue date: 9th January 2013
  • four values from sheets of 25, and a miniature sheet
  • Designed by: Bananaworks, Auckland
  • Printed by: Cartor, France
  • stamp format height 40mm x width 30mm. Miniature sheet height 90mm x width 150mm
  • Perforations: 13.3 x 12.9

70c ~ Chinese characters in black, created by Zhou Meng Fu, Yuan Dynasty (1254-1322),clouds
$1.40 ~ paper-cut snake, the body decorated with silver ferns and pomegranates
$1.90 ~ New Zealand made Koru-Snake lantern featuring a coiled snake decorated with peonies
$2.40 ~ red New Year lanterns hanging from the cable of the Skyline Gondola (funicular above Queenstown, New Zealand)

miniature sheet ~ contains the four designs

sheet stamps

sheets of 25 stamps with column of gutter labels after fourth stamp across


First Day Cover

First Day Cover

Miniature Sheet

miniature sheet

Miniature Sheet First Day Cover

miniature sheet