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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

Bay of Plenty Series

This series shows views of the Bay of Plenty, produced by the Tauranga i-Site.

45c stamps

BOP120 BOP121
BOP120 BOP121
Mount Maunganui Elms Mission House
BOP122 BOP123 BOP124
BOP122 BOP123 BOP124
Hot Salt Water Pools Tauranga Sky Dive Kiwi 360
BOP125 BOP126
BOP125 BOP126
Longridge Jet Boat Swim with Dolphins
BOP127 BOP128 BOP129
BOP127 BOP128 BOP129
White Water Rafting White Island Fernland Geothermal Spa
Series Month Notes BOP B12 BOP120 BOP121 BOP122 BOP123 BOP124 BOP125 BOP126 BOP127 BOP128 BOP129
g  08/06  Earliest known printing at 45c rate  NZM 0080   1248   1249   1250   1251   1252   1253   1254   1255   1256   1257 

50c stamps

BOP130 BOP131
BOP130 BOP131
Mount Maunganui Elms Mission House
BOP132 BOP133 BOP134
BOP132 BOP133 BOP134
Hot Salt Water Pools Tauranga Sky Dive Kiwi 360
BOP135 BOP136
BOP135 BOP136
Longridge Jet Boat Swim with Dolphins
BOP137 BOP138 BOP139
BOP137 BOP138 BOP139
White Water Rafting White Island Fernland Geothermal Spa
Series Month Notes BOP B13 BOP130 BOP131 BOP132 BOP133 BOP134 BOP135 BOP136 BOP137 BOP138 BOP139
b  03/07  Earliest known printing at 50c rate  NZM 0122   1248   1249   1250   1251   1252   1253   1254   1255   1256   1257 
d(1)  07/07     NZM 0122   1248   1249   1250   1251   1252   1253   1254   1255   1256   1257 
d(2)  07/07  Variant types. See Appendix 1  NZM 0122     1249   1250   1251     1253   1254   1255   1256   
e  09/07     NZM 0122   1248   1249   1250   1251   1252   1253   1254   1255   1256   1257 
f  01/08  Varieties exist. See Appendix 2  NZM 0122   1248   1249   1250   1251   1252   1253   1254   1255   1256   1257 
g  03/08     NZM 0122   1248   1249   1250   1251   1252   1253   1254   1255   1256   1257 
h  06/08     NZM 0122   1248   1249   1250   1251   1252   1253   1254   1255   1256   1257 
j  09/08     NZM 0122   1248   1249   1250   1251   1252   1253   1254   1255   1256   1257 
m  04/09     NZM 0122   1248   1249   1250   1251   1252   1253   1254   1255   1256   1257 
n  05/09     NZM 0122   1248   1249   1250   1251   1252   1253   1254   1255   1256   1257 
p  08/09     NZM 0122   1248   1249   1250   1251   1252   1253   1254   1255   1256   1257 
r  10/09     NZM 0122   1248   1249   1250   1251   1252   1253   1254   1255   1256   1257 

Appendix 1

Some stamps of the 07/07 imprint date exist in two very slightly different varieties, which could indicate a second printing. These differences are listed below. However, in some cases I have not found any variant types. All illustrations on the upper or left hand side of each comparison image are from the same booklet of stamps; those on the lower or right hand side are variant types I have identified. However, until such time as I obtain an example of the booklet which contains these alternate varieties, I am unable to definitely confirm that variant types do not also exist for those stamps.

BOP131d BOP132d
BOP131d BOP132d
(Enlargement)
Note difference in distance of caption and company logo from lower margin
(Enlargement)
Note difference in distance of "c" of face value from right side margin
BOP133d BOP135d BOP136d
BOP133d BOP135d BOP136d
(Enlargement)
Note difference in distance of caption and company logo from lower margin
(Enlargement)
Note difference in distance of face value from upper margin and company logo from lower margin
(Enlargement)
Note difference in distance of face value, caption and company logo from upper and lower margins
BOP137d BOP138d
BOP137d BOP138d
(Enlargement)
Note very slight difference in distance of imprint from lower margin
(Enlargement)
Note significant difference in distance of company logo from margins

Appendix 2

All stamps of the 01/08 imprint date exist in two very slightly different varieties, which could indicate a second printing. These differences are listed below. However, until such time as I obtain a booklet of stamps from each printing, I am unable to advise which types are found in the same booklet.

BOP130h BOP131h
BOP130h BOP131h
(Enlargement)
Note slight variation in distance of imprint from lower margin
(Enlargement)
Note slight variation in distance of caption and company logo from lower margin
BOP132h BOP133h BOP134h
BOP132h BOP133h BOP134h
(Enlargement)
Note company name in either black or white lettering
(Enlargement)
Note slight variation in distance of caption and company logo from lower margin
(Enlargement)
Note slight variation in distance of caption and company logo from side margins
BOP135h BOP136h
BOP135h BOP136h
(Enlargement)
Note slight variation in distance of caption and company logo from lower margin
(Enlargement)
Note slight variation in distance of company logo from right hand margin
BOP137h BOP138h BOP139h
BOP137h BOP138h BOP139h
(Enlargement)
Note slight variation in distance of face value from upper margin (most obvious in comparison with the rafter's helmet) and distance of company logo from right hand margin
(Enlargement)
Note significant difference in placement of company logo
(Enlargement)
Note slight variation in distance of face value from upper margin and significant difference in placement of company logo (most obvious in comparison with the caption)

Undenominated stamps

These stamps, inscribed "Kiwi", are permanently valid for the basic internal postal rate within New Zealand. This rate was 50c when the stamps were first issued, rising to 60c on 1st October, 2010.

BOP140 BOP141 BOP142
BOP140 BOP141 BOP142
Mount Maunganui Elms Mission House Hot Salt Water Pools
BOP143 BOP144 BOP145 BOP146
BOP143 BOP144 BOP145 BOP146
Tauranga Sky Dive Kiwi 360 Longridge Jet Boat Swim with Dolphins
BOP147 BOP148 BOP149
BOP147 BOP148 BOP149
White Water Rafting White Island Fernland Geothermal Spa
Series Month Notes BOP B14 BOP140 BOP141 BOP142 BOP143 BOP144 BOP145 BOP146 BOP147 BOP148 BOP149
a  04/10  Earliest known undenominated printing  NZ0224   1881   1882   1883   1884   1885   1886   1887   1888   1889   1890