New Zealand 2012 Year of the Dragon

From Stamps of the World
  • Issue date: 5th Janauary 2012
  • four values from sheets of 25, and a miniature sheet
  • Designed by: Bananaworks, Auckland
  • Printed by: Southern Colour Print, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • stamp format height 40mm x width 30mm. Miniature sheet height 90mm x width 160mm
  • Perforations: 13.25 x 13

60c ~ orange dragon and chinese character for ‘dragon’, from the Xi Xia Song stone monument (China)
$1.20 ~ paper-cut dragon in deep scarlet
$1.90 ~ dragon lantern used in Auckland Lantern Festival
$2.40 ~ stylised swallows flying over (illustration of) Dunedin Railway Station
miniature sheet ~ contains the four designs

  • Notes. An imperforate miniature sheet exists from a Presentation Pack (sold at NZ$135).

The 60c $1.90 and $2.40 values were issued perforated 13.25 x 13.5 in the Beijing 2012 Stamp Expo Miniature sheet (see)

sheet stamps


First Day Cover

First Day Cover

Miniature Sheet

miniature sheet