New Zealand 2009 Champions of Motor Sport

From Stamps of the World
  • Issued: 4th February 2009
  • six values from gummed sheets, repeated in a miniature sheet
  • also two self-adhesive values in smaller format, issued in booklets and coil
  • self-adhesive stamps have cropped versions of the designs
  • Designed by Communication Arts, showing photograph of car or motorbike, and signature of driver or rider
  • Printed by: Southern Colour Print, Dunedin
  • Print process: lithography

Sheet stamps

perforations 13 x 13. Regular gumming. Phosphorised paper. Stamp format height 30½mm x width 40mm

50c ~ Scott Dixon (b.1980), twice Indy racing champion (USA) and winner of Indianapolis 500 in 2008
$1.00 ~ Bruce McLaren (1937-1970) in Eagle-Weslake Formula One car at British Grand Prix; won four grand prix, Le Mans 24, Can-Am sports car series four times, founded eponymous racing team (Can-Am and Formula One cars)
$1.50 ~ Ivan Mauger (b.1939), six times world speedway champion and three times world long-track (1000m) champion: on speedway machine
$2.00 ~ Denny Hulme (1936-1992) in Brabham-Repco Formula One car (1966 or 1967): won world championship 1967
$2.20 ~ Hugh Anderson (b.1936), four times a World Grand Prix Motorcycle champion, for Suzuki


Miniature sheet (gummed)

values, stamp format and perforations as sheet stamp

Miniature sheet

Self-adhesive coil stamps

die-cut perforation 10 x 9.5. Phosphor frame (clear phosphor)

  • stamp format height 25mm x width 30mm
  • 50c design sold in boxed coils of 100. 50c & $1.00 also sold in 'loose pair' (plain backing paper)

Self-adhesive booklets

stamps affixed to booklet covers. Die-cut perforations 10 x 9.5.
Stamp format height 25mm x width 30mm. Phosphor frame (yellow-coloured phosphor)
Booklet $5.00 ~ ten copies of 50c, Scott Dixon at Indianapolis
Booklet $10.00 ~ ten copies of $1.00, Bruce McLaren in Eagle-Westlake car

50c ex booklet
$1.00 ex booklet $10

Postal Stationery Maximum Cards

set of five cards with obverse having imprinted $1.50 Ivan Mauger stamp, reverses having photograph matching the stamp subject,
each card having one stamp and given first day cancellation. Set of five sold at $10

maximum cards (two of five)