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[edit]

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


First Day Cover[edit]

First Day Cover

Miniature Sheet[edit]

miniature sheet

Miniature Sheet First Day Cover[edit]

miniature sheet