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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

Cats and Dogs Series

This series features photographs of cats and dogs by Judy Reinen

40c stamps

CAD140 CAD141 CAD142
CAD140 CAD141 CAD142
Three puppies Dog and bowl of ice cream Three kittens in bowl
CAD143 CAD144 CAD145 CAD146
CAD143 CAD144 CAD145 CAD146
Boxer dog Bird perched on cat Pit bull dog Cat and flowers
CAD147 CAD148 CAD149
CAD147 CAD148 CAD149
Dog in deck chair Cat reaching for camera Cat and fishbowl
Series Month Notes CAD B14 CAD140 CAD141 CAD142 CAD143 CAD144 CAD145 CAD146 CAD147 CAD148 CAD149
d  BU/09/02-  Earliest known printing at 40c rate  ?   0251   0260   0252   0259   0253   0258   0254   0257   0255   0256 
g  BU/03/03-     ?   0251   0260   0252   0259   0253   0258   0254   0257   0255   0256 

45c stamps with "Postie's Choice" logo, large size

CAD150 CAD151 CAD152
CAD150 CAD151 CAD152
Three puppies Dog and bowl of ice cream Three kittens in bowl
CAD153 CAD154 CAD155 CAD156
CAD153 CAD154 CAD155 CAD156
Boxer dog Bird perched on cat Pit bull dog Cat and flowers
CAD157 CAD158 CAD159
CAD157 CAD158 CAD159
Dog in deck chair Cat reaching for camera Cat and fishbowl
Series Month Notes CAD B15 CAD150 CAD151 CAD152 CAD153 CAD154 CAD155 CAD156 CAD157 CAD158 CAD159
b  BU/09/04-  Earliest known printing at 45c rate  ?   ?   ?   ?   ?   ?   ?   ?   ?   ?   0422 

45c stamps with Postie's Choice logo, small size

CAD160 CAD161 CAD162
CAD160 CAD161 CAD162
Three puppies Dog and bowl of ice cream Three kittens in bowl
CAD163 CAD164 CAD165 CAD166
CAD163 CAD164 CAD165 CAD166
Boxer dog Bird perched on cat Pit bull dog Cat and flowers
CAD167 CAD168 CAD169
CAD167 CAD168 CAD169
Dog in deck chair Cat reaching for camera Cat and fishbowl
Series Month Notes CAD B16 CAD160 CAD161 CAD162 CAD163 CAD164 CAD165 CAD166 CAD167 CAD168 CAD169
d  11/04  Earliest known printing in smaller size with "Postie's Choice" logo  ?   0455   0456   0457   0458   0459   0460   0461   0462   0463   0464 

45c stamps with New Zealand Mail logo

CAD180 CAD181 CAD182
CAD180 CAD181 CAD182
Three puppies Dog and bowl of ice cream Three kittens in bowl
CAD183 CAD184 CAD185 CAD186
CAD183 CAD184 CAD185 CAD186
Boxer dog Bird perched on cat Pit bull dog Cat and flowers
CAD187 CAD188 CAD189
CAD187 CAD188 CAD189
Dog in deck chair Cat reaching for camera Cat and fishbowl
Series Month Notes CAD B18 CAD180 CAD181 CAD182 CAD183 CAD184 CAD185 CAD186 CAD187 CAD188 CAD189
f  06/05  Earliest known printing at 45c rate with New Zealand Mail logo  NZM 0015   0609   0610   0611   0612   0613   0614   0615   0616   0617   0618 
g  07/05  Changed serial numbers  NZM 0015   0716   0717   0718   0719   0720   0721   0722   0723   0724   0725 
k(1)  09/05  Serial numbers again changed  NZM 0015   0877   0878   0879   0880   0881   0882   0883   0884   0885   0886 
k(2)  09/05  Serial numbers again changed  NZM 0015   0917   0918   0919   0920   0921   0922   0923   0924   0925   0926 
k(3)  09/05  Serial numbers again changed  NZM 0015   0946   0947   0948   0949   0950   0951   0952   0953   0954   0955 
p  05/06  Serial numbers again changed  NZM 0015   0716   0717*   0718   0719   0720   0721   0722   0723   0724   0725 

* One if the examples of this stamp I have is serial numbered NZM 05/06 0717 at the base of the stamp and NZM 05/06 1182 at the side of the stamp, reading downward.

Appendix 1

Some stamps of the 05/06 imprint date exist in two very slightly different varieties, which could indicate a second printing. These differences are listed below. However, in many cases I have yet to obtain sufficient information about these stamps to distinguish the separate printings; and 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.

CAD182p CAD183p CAD184p
CAD182p CAD183p CAD184p
(Enlargement)
Note differences in distance of face value and company logo from right hand margin
(Enlargement)
Note difference in distance of company logo from lower margin
(Enlargement)
Note differences in distance of face value and company logo from right hand margin
CAD187p CAD188p
CAD187p CAD188p
(Enlargement)
Note difference in distance of company logo from right hand margin
(Enlargement)
Note difference in distance of company logo from right hand margin

90c stamps

CAD190 CAD191 CAD192
CAD190 CAD191 CAD192
Three puppies Dog and bowl of ice cream Three kittens in bowl
CAD193 CAD194 CAD195 CAD196
CAD193 CAD194 CAD195 CAD196
Boxer dog Bird perched on cat Pit bull dog Cat and flowers
CAD197 CAD198 CAD199
CAD197 CAD198 CAD199
Dog in deck chair Cat reaching for camera Cat and fishbowl
Series Month Notes CAD B19 CAD190 CAD191 CAD192 CAD193 CAD194 CAD195 CAD196 CAD197 CAD198 CAD199
d  04/05  Earliest known printing at 90c rate  NZM 0032   0539   0540   0541   0542   0543   0544   0545   0546   0547   0548 
k  09/05  Changed serial numbers  NZM 0032   0936   0937   0938   0939   0940   0941   0942   0943   0944   0945 
p  05/06     NZM 0032   0936   0937   0938   0939   0940   0941   0942   0943   0944   0945 
s  08/06     NZM 0032   0936   0937   0938   0939   0940   0941   0942   0943   0944   0945 
v  11/06     NZM 0032   0936   0937   0938   0939   0940   0941   0942   0943   0944   0945 

Appendix 2

Some stamps of the 05/06 imprint date exist in two very slightly different varieties, which could indicate a second printing. These differences are listed below. However, in many cases I have yet to obtain sufficient information about these stamps to distinguish the separate printings; and 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.

CAD190p
CAD190p
(Enlargement)
Note differences in distance of face value from upper margin, and of company logo from lower margin

$1.50 stamps

CAD200 CAD201 CAD202
CAD200 CAD201 CAD202
Three puppies Dog and bowl of ice cream Three kittens in bowl
CAD203 CAD204 CAD205 CAD206
CAD203 CAD204 CAD205 CAD206
Boxer dog Bird perched on cat Pit bull dog Cat and flowers
CAD207 CAD208 CAD209
CAD207 CAD208 CAD209
Dog in deck chair Cat reaching for camera Cat and fishbowl

I have only seen advertising for these stamps and not the stamps themselves, other than a single example in my collection; therefore I am unable to deduce their serial numbers.

Series Month Notes CAD B20 CAD200 CAD201 CAD202 CAD203 CAD204 CAD205 CAD206 CAD207 CAD208 CAD209
h  08/05  Earliest known printing at $1.50 rate  ?   ?   0798   ?   ?   ?   ?   ?   ?   ?   ? 

50c stamps

CAD220 CAD221 CAD222
CAD220 CAD221 CAD222
Three puppies Dog and bowl of ice cream Three kittens in bowl
CAD223 CAD224 CAD225 CAD226
CAD223 CAD224 CAD225 CAD226
Boxer dog Bird perched on cat Pit bull dog Cat and flowers
CAD227 CAD228 CAD229
CAD227 CAD228 CAD229
Dog in deck chair Cat reaching for camera Cat and fishbowl
Series Month Notes CAD B22 CAD220 CAD221 CAD222 CAD223 CAD224 CAD225 CAD226 CAD227 CAD228 CAD229
b  04/07  Earliest known printing at 50c rate  NZM 0133   0936   0937   0938   0939   0940   0941   0942   0943   0944   0945 
d  09/07     NZM 0133   0936   0937   0938   0939   0940   0941   0942   0943   0944   0945 
j  09/08     NZM 0133   0936   0937   0938   0939   0940   0941   0942   0943   0944   0945 
m  01/09     NZM 0133   0936   0937   0938   0939   0940   0941   0942   0943   0944   0945 

$1 stamps

CAD230 CAD231 CAD232
CAD230 CAD231 CAD232
Three puppies Dog and bowl of ice cream Three kittens in bowl
CAD233 CAD234 CAD235 CAD236
CAD233 CAD234 CAD235 CAD236
Boxer dog Bird perched on cat Pit bull dog Cat and flowers
CAD237 CAD238 CAD239
CAD237 CAD238 CAD239
Dog in deck chair Cat reaching for camera Cat and fishbowl
Series Month Notes CAD B23 CAD230 CAD231 CAD232 CAD233 CAD234 CAD235 CAD236 CAD237 CAD238 CAD239
b  04/07  Earliest known printing at $1 rate  NZM 0131   0936   0937   0938   0939   0940   0941   0942   0943   0944   0945 
d  09/07     NZM 0131   0936   0937   0938   0939   0940   0941   0942   0943   0944   0945 
e  01/08     NZM 0131   0936   0937   0938   0939   0940   0941   0942   0943   0944   0945 
f  02/08     NZM 0131   0936   0937   0938   0939   0940   0941   0942   0943   0944   0945 
g  03/08     NZM 0131   0936   0937   0938   0939   0940   0941   0942   0943   0944   0945 
h  06/08     NZM 0131   0936   0937   0938   0939   0940   0941   0942   0943   0944   0945