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Generic Series

ANI - Animals Series

CAD - Cats and Dogs Series

XMA - Christmas Series

ROS - Roses Series

NGE - North Island Generic Series

SGE - South Island Generic Series

ZGE - New Zealand Generic Series

Regional Series

NLD - Northland Series

AKL - Auckland Series

HOW - Howick Village Series

FRC - Franklin Country Series

HUN - Huntly Series

WKT - Waikato Series

HAM - Hamilton Series

CAM - Cambridge Series

OTO - Otorohanga Series

WTO - Waitomo Series

NPL - New Plymouth Series

HAW - Hawera Series

COR - Coromandel Series

BOP - Bay of Plenty Series

ROT - Rotorua Series

TAU - Taupo Series

WRA - Wairoa Series

HAB - Hawkes Bay Series

EKE - Eketahuna Series

TAR - Tararua Country Series

HUV - Hutt Valley Series

WLG - Wellington Series

NEL - Nelson Series

PIC - Picton Series

BUL - Buller Series

WLD - Westland Series

HAS - Hanmer Springs Series

KAI - Kaikoura Series

CHC - Christchurch Series

ASH - Ashburton District Series

GER - Geraldine Series

CSI - Central South Island Series

WNK - Wanaka Series

AWT - Arrowtown Series

QTN - Queenstown Series

QAW - Queenstown, Arrowtown and Wanaka Combined Series

COT - Central Otago Series

DUN - Dunedin Series

GOR - Gore Series

SLD - Southland Series

Advertising Series

BCH - Beach Hop Series

FSA - Food Safety Series

MAM - Maritime Museum Series

QLT - Quilting Series

RES - Resene Series

Animals Series

This series depicts a variety of animal, bird and marine life.

Booklets and cards of different values are arranged in various different sequences. I have chosen the sequences of the 90c and $1 series as the standard layout. Note therefore that in series of other values the stamps are not listed in numerical order of their serial numbers.

45c stamps with Postie's Choice logo

ANI 120 ANI 121
ANI 120 ANI 121
Kea Kiwi
ANI 122 ANI 123 ANI 124
ANI 122 ANI 123 ANI 124
Tui Albatross Seal
ANI 125 ANI 126 ANI 127
ANI 125 ANI 126 ANI 127
Whale Dolphin Kingfisher
ANI 128 ANI 129
ANI 128 ANI 129
Spring Lambs Cattle
Series Month Notes ANI B12 ANI 120 ANI 121 ANI 122 ANI 123 ANI 124 ANI 125 ANI 126 ANI 127 ANI 128 ANI 129
d  BU/09/04-  Earliest known printing at 45c rate
with "Postie's Choice" logo
 ?   0424   0423   0426   0425   0428   0427   0430   0429   0432   0431 

45c stamps with New Zealand Mail logo

ANI 140 ANI 141
ANI 140 ANI 141
Kea Kiwi
ANI 142 ANI 143 ANI 144
ANI 142 ANI 143 ANI 144
Tui Albatross Seal
ANI 145 ANI 146 ANI 147
ANI 145 ANI 146 ANI 147
Whale Dolphin Kingfisher
ANI 148 ANI 149
ANI 148 ANI 149
Spring Lambs Cattle
Series Month Notes ANI B14 ANI 140 ANI 141 ANI 142 ANI 143 ANI 144 ANI 145 ANI 146 ANI 147 ANI 148 ANI 149
d  BU/03/05-  Earliest known printing at 45c rate
with "New Zealand Mail" logo
 NZM 0010   0424   0423   0426   0425   0428   0427   0430   0429   0432   0431 

90c stamps

ANI 160 ANI 161 ANI 162
ANI 160 ANI 161 ANI 162
Kea Kiwi Tui
ANI 163 ANI 164 ANI 165 ANI 166
ANI 163 ANI 164 ANI 165 ANI 166
Albatross Seal Whale Dolphin
ANI 167 ANI 168 ANI 169
ANI 167 ANI 168 ANI 169
Kingfisher Spring Lambs Cattle
Series Month Notes ANI B16 ANI 160 ANI 161 ANI 162 ANI 163 ANI 164 ANI 165 ANI 166 ANI 167 ANI 168 ANI 169
d  05/06  Earliest known printing at 90c rate  Unnumbered card   1184   1185   1186   1187   1188   1189   1190   1191   1192   1193 

These stamps appear to exist in multiple types even though there is only one stamp of each design on each card of stamps. I do not have a complete sheet of stamps and therefore cannot analyse these design types, but one definite variety I have noticed is on stamp ANI 161d: the serial number exists with and without a space between "05/06" and "1185".


5c stamps, small size

ANI 180 ANI 181 ANI 182
ANI 180 ANI 181 ANI 182
Kea Kiwi Tui
ANI 183 ANI 184 ANI 185 ANI 186
ANI 183 ANI 184 ANI 185 ANI 186
Albatross Seal Whale Dolphin
ANI 187 ANI 188 ANI 189
ANI 187 ANI 188 ANI 189
Kingfisher Spring Lambs Cattle
Series Month Notes ANI B18 ANI 180 ANI 181 ANI 182 ANI 183 ANI 184 ANI 185 ANI 186 ANI 187 ANI 188 ANI 189
d(1)  10/06  Earliest known printing at 5c rate  Unnumbered card   1305   1304   1307   1306   1309   1308   1311   1310   1313   1312 
d(2)  10/06  Variant serial number
found on one stamp in every five
 Unnumbered card                   1331   

These stamps appear to exist in multiple types even though there is only one stamp of each design on each card of stamps. I do not have a complete sheet of stamps, and therefore cannot analyse these design types, but understand a complete sheet to comprise five cards of ten stamps. The most obvious variety is the variant serial number listed above as ANI 188e.


5c stamps, larger size

These stamps are slightly larger than the October 2006 printing. In these printings, the Kea design is replaced by a duplicate example of the Kingfisher design, but the serial number is left unchanged.

ANI 191 ANI 192 ANI 193
ANI 191 ANI 192 ANI 193
Kiwi Tui Albatross
ANI 194 ANI 195 ANI 196
ANI 194 ANI 195 ANI 196
Seal Whale Dolphin
ANI 197 ANI 198 ANI 199
ANI 197 ANI 198 ANI 199
Kingfisher Spring Lambs Cattle
Series Month Notes ANI B19 ANI 191 ANI 192 ANI 193 ANI 194 ANI 195 ANI 196 ANI 197
(1)
ANI 197
(2)
ANI 198 ANI 199
e  11/06  Earliest known printing at larger size  NZM 0100   1314   1317   1316   1319   1318   1321   1315   1320   1323   1322 
g  05/07     NZM 0100   1314   1317   1316   1319   1318   1321   1315   1320   1323   1322 

$1 stamps

ANI 200 ANI 201 ANI 202
ANI 200 ANI 201 ANI 202
Kea Kiwi Tui
ANI 203 ANI 204 ANI 205 ANI 206
ANI 203 ANI 204 ANI 205 ANI 206
Albatross Seal Whale Dolphin
ANI 207 ANI 208 ANI 209
ANI 207 ANI 208 ANI 209
Kingfisher Spring Lambs Cattle
Series Month Notes ANI B20 ANI 200 ANI 201 ANI 202 ANI 203 ANI 204 ANI 205 ANI 206 ANI 207 ANI 208 ANI 209
b  04/07  Earliest known printing at $1 rate  ?   1184   1185   1186   1187   1188   1189   1190   1191   1192   1193 
d  08/07     ?   1184   1185   1186   1187   1188   1189   1190   1191   1192   1193 
f  01/08     ?   1184   1185   1186   1187   1188   1189   1190   1191   1192   1193 
g  03/08     ?   1184   1185   1186   1187   1188   1189   1190   1191   1192   1193 
j  11/08     ?   1184   1185   1186   1187   1188   1189   1190   1191   1192   1193 

These stamps may exist in multiple types even though there is only one stamp of each design on each card of stamps. I do not have a complete sheet of stamps and therefore cannot analyse these design types.