After the successful A Tiki Tour of New Zealand stamp set issued in 2009, New Zealand is offering a new set of stamps, A Tiki Tour of New Zealand No.2!
The first version of A Tiki Tour of New Zealand stamps had a face value of 50c each. It was designed with colorful icons to capture the spirit of the classic Kiwi Tiki tours that we tourists are so familiar with.
The new version (which is already available now) of the stamp set, A Tiki Tour of New Zealand No.2, is even more colorful than the set before. It has 20 stamps exhibiting New Zealand’s iconic Tiki Tour destinations, including a penguin waiter in Wellington and a lion rock in Piha. Each stamp has a face value of 70c.
If you’re a collector, these set of stamps will only be on sale for about another three weeks at NZ Post shops, and online for a year.
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