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ANI - Animals Series

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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

Christchurch Series

45c stamps, first series

This series advertises City Express. For similar designs with additional text, see the www.christchurchnz.net series below.

CHC120 CHC121 CHC122
CHC120 CHC121 CHC122
City Express logo River Christchurch Tram
CHC123 CHC124 CHC125
CHC123 CHC124 CHC125
Christchurch Cityscape: Ferrier Fountain, Christchurch Town Hall Christchurch Gardens Christchurch Arts Centre
CHC126 CHC127 CHC128
CHC126 CHC127 CHC128
Christchurch Cathedral Antigua Boat Sheds The Wizard
Series Month Notes CHC B12 CHC120
(1)
CHC120
(2)
CHC121 CHC122 CHC123 CHC124 CHC125 CHC126 CHC127 CHC128
d  04/06  Earliest known printing at 45c rate  NZM 0072   1148   1148   1149   1150   1151   1152   1153   1154   1155   1156 

Appendix 1

The two examples of CHC120 in each booklet are very slightly different, as described below.

CHC120d(1) and CHC120d(2), lettering CHC120d(1) and CHC120d(2), spacing
(Enlargement)
The outline to the lettering of the word "CHRISTCHURCH" is lighter in CHC120d(1) (above) and heavier in CHC120d(2) (below). However, as I only have one booklet to hand, it is possible that this could be a printing issue and not a constant difference
(Enlargements)
Note slight layout differences between CHC120d(1) (left) and CHC120d(2) (right), notably the distance between the NZM logo and the black band of the City Express logo

45c stamps, second series

This series promotes Christchurch and Canterbury Marketing, www.christchurchnz.net. Some designs of the City Express series have been re-used, but with additional text.

CHC130 CHC131
CHC130 CHC131
Hector's Dolphin, Akaroa View of Akaroa township
CHC132 CHC133 CHC134
CHC132 CHC133 CHC134
Christchurch Gardens Christchurch Tram Christchurch Cityscape: Ferrier Fountain, Christchurch Town Hall
CHC135 CHC136
CHC135 CHC136
Christchurch Cathedral Antigua Boat Sheds
CHC137 CHC138 CHC139
CHC137 CHC138 CHC139
Punting on the Avon River Christchurch Arts Centre Christchurch Gondola
Series Month Notes CHC B13 CHC130 CHC131 CHC132 CHC133 CHC134 CHC135 CHC136 CHC137 CHC138 CHC139
f  04/06  Earliest known printing at 45c rate  NZM 0076   1162   1163   1164   1165   1166   1167   1168   1169   1170   1171 
h  06/06     NZM 0076   1162   1163   1164   1165   1166   1167   1168   1169   1170   1171 
m  11/06     NZM 0076   1162   1163   1164   1165   1166   1167   1168   1169   1170   1171 

50c stamps

This series features photographs by Jeff Raines.

CHC140 CHC141
CHC140 CHC141
Christchurch Cathedral Christchurch Tram
CHC142 CHC143 CHC144
CHC142 CHC143 CHC144
New Brighton Pier The Chalice sculpture, Cathedral Square Ferrier Fountain, Christchurch Town Hall
CHC145 CHC146
CHC145 CHC146
View of Sumner Beach Estuary of the Avon and Heathcote Rivers
CHC147 CHC148 CHC149
CHC147 CHC148 CHC149
Victoria Bridge Mona Vale Homestead Lyttelton Harbour
Series Month Notes CHC B14 CHC140 CHC141 CHC142 CHC143 CHC144 CHC145 CHC146 CHC147 CHC148 CHC149
b(1)  04/07  Earliest known printing at 50c rate  NZM 0143   1360   1361   1362   1363   1364   1365   1366   1367   1368   1369 
b(2)  04/07  Variant types. See Appendix 2  NZM 0143     1361   1362       1365   1366   1367   1368   1369 
d  07/07  Varieties exist. See Appendix 3  NZM 0143   1360   1361   1362   1363   1364   1365   1366   1367   1368   1369 
e(1)  08/07  Types from a specific booklet  NZM 0143   1360   1361   1362   1363   1364   1365   1366   1367   1368   1369 
e(2)  08/07  Variant types. See Appendix 4  NZM 0143   1360   1361   1362   1363   1364   1365   1366   1367   1368   1369 
e(3)  08/07   NZM 0143   1360   1361   1362   1363   1364   1365   1367   1368   1369 
e(4)  08/07   NZM 0143   1363   1368 
f  09/07     NZM 0143   1360   1361   1362   1363   1364   1365   1366   1367   1368   1369 
g  12/07     NZM 0143   1360   1361   1362   1363   1364   1365   1366   1367   1368   1369 
h  01/08     NZM 0143   1360   1361   1362   1363   1364   1365   1366   1367   1368   1369 
j(1)  02/08  Types from a specific booklet  NZM 0143   1360   1361   1362   1363   1364   1365   1366   1367   1368   1369 
j(2)  02/08  Variant types. See Appendix 5  NZM 0143   1360   1361   1362   1363   1364   1365   1366     1368   1369 
j(3)  02/08   NZM 0143   1360   1362   1368   1369 
k  03/08  Varieties exist. See Appendix 6  NZM 0143   1360   1361   1362   1363   1364   1365   1366   1367   1368   1369 
m  08/08  Varieties exist. See Appendix 7  NZM 0143   1360   1361   1362   1363   1364   1365   1366   1367   1368   1369 
n  09/08     NZM 0143   1360   1361   1362   1363   1364   1365   1366   1367   1368   1369 
p(1)  01/09  Types from a specific booklet  NZM 0143   1360   1361   1362   1363   1364   1365   1366   1367   1368   1369 
p(2)  01/09  Variant types. See Appendix 8  NZM 0143   1360   1361   1362   1363   1364   1365   1366   1367   1368   1369 
t(1)  08/09  Types from a specific booklet  NZM 0143   1360   1361   1362   1363   1364   1365   1366   1367   1368   1369 
t(2)  08/09  Variant types. See Appendix 9  NZM 0143   1360   1361   1362   1363   1364   1365   1366   1367   1368   1369 
v  10/09     NZM 0143   1360   1361   1362   1363   1364   1365   1366   1367   1368   1369 

Appendix 2

Some stamps of the 04/07 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.

CHC141b CHC142b
CHC141b CHC142b
(Enlargement)
Note distance of "J" of "Jeff" from left side margin
(Enlargement)
Note difference in distance of company name from lower margin
CHC145b CHC146b CHC147b
CHC145b CHC146b CHC147b
(Enlargement)
Note difference in distance of "C" from left side margin
(Enlargement)
Note slight difference in distance of "C" from left side margin
(Enlargement)
Note slight difference in distance of "C" from left side margin
CHC148b CHC149b
CHC148b CHC149b
(Enlargement)
Note difference in distance of "J" from left side margin and in distance of company name from lower margin
(Enlargement)
Note difference in distance of company logo from right side margin, and difference in placement of "s" of "Raines" in relation to mast

Appendix 3

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 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. One stamp appears to exist in a third type, but is sufficiently close to the other types that this may be a transient printing error.

CHC140d CHC141d
CHC140d CHC141d
(Enlargement)
Note position of pole in relation to centre of "U"
(Enlargement)
Note "1" well to the right of the right side frame in the first type, a little to the right of the right side frame in the second type and in line with the right side frame in the third type
CHC142d CHC143d CHC144d
CHC142d CHC143d CHC144d
(Enlargement)
Note distance from "c" to right side margin
(Enlargement)
Note distance from "c" to right side margin
(Enlargement)
Note distance from company name to lower margin
CHC145d CHC146d CHC148d
CHC145d CHC146d CHC148d
(Enlargement)
Note distance of imprint from lower margin
(Enlargement)
Note distance of company name from lower margin
(Enlargement)
Note distance of "c" and company logo from right side margin

Appendix 4

Stamps of the 08/07 imprint date exist in up to four very slightly different varieties, which could indicate multiple printings. These differences are listed below. All illustrations on the left hand side of each comparison image are from the same booklet of stamps; second and subsequent illustrations are variant types I have identified. However, I have yet to obtain sufficient information about most of these stamps to distinguish all four separate printings; and until such time as I obtain a booklet of stamps from all four printings I am unable to advise which variant types are found in the same booklet.

CHC140e CHC141e CHC142e
CHC140e CHC141e CHC142e
(Enlargement)
Note first type has company name in white, and for other types note distance from "5" to upper margin
(Enlargement)
Note first type has company name in white, and for other types note distance from "c" to right side margin
(Enlargement)
Note first type has "c" touching right side margin, and for other types note placement of "c" in relation to railing
CHC143e CHC144e
CHC143e CHC144e
(Enlargement)
Note "c" close to right side margin in first and third types, but more distant in second and fourth types; company name close to lower margin in second and third types, but more distant in first and fourth types; also note distance from "5" to upper margin and distance to imprint from lower margin
(Enlargement)
Note first type has "C" distant from left side margin, and for other types note distance from "5" to upper margin
CHC145e CHC146e CHC147e
CHC145e CHC146e CHC147e
(Enlargement)
Note first type has company name in white, and for other types note distance of company logo from right side margin
(Enlargement)
Note distance of "5" and "c" from upper and right side margins
(Enlargement)
Note first type has "J" close to left side margin, and for other types note distance of company logo from right side margin
CHC148e CHC149e
CHC148e CHC149e
(Enlargement)
Note "J" close to left side margin in first and second types, but more distant in third and fourth types; also note company name closer to lower margin in second type and company logo closer to right side margin in fourth type
(Enlargement)
Note first type has "J" close to upper margin, and for other types note distance from company logo to right side margin

Appendix 5

Stamps of the 02/08 imprint date exist in up to three very slightly different varieties, which could indicate multiple printings. These differences are listed below. All illustrations on the left hand side of each comparison image are from the same booklet of stamps; second and subsequent illustrations are variant types I have identified. However, I have yet to obtain sufficient information about most of these stamps to distinguish all three separate printings; and until such time as I obtain a booklet of stamps from all three printings I am unable to advise which variant types are found in the same booklet.

CHC140j CHC141j CHC142j
CHC140j CHC141j CHC142j
(Enlargement)
Note company name distant from lower margin in first type, slightly closer in second type and much closer in third type
(Enlargement)
Note slight variation in location of company logo and almost imperceptible variation in location of face value
(Enlargement)
Note "c" close to right side margin in first type, company logo close to right side margin in second type and more distant in third type
CHC143j CHC144j CHC145j
CHC143j CHC144j CHC145j
(Enlargement)
Note distance from company logo to lower margin
(Enlargement)
Note variation in location of company logo and slight alteration in frame placement
(Enlargement)
Note variation in distance from face value to right hand margin and almost imperceptible variation in location of company logo
CHC146j CHC148j CHC149j
CHC146j CHC148j CHC149j
(Enlargement)
Note distance of imprint from lower margin
(Enlargement)
Note distance from company logo to right side margin in first two types, and blue instead of brown background over "rc" in third type
(Enlargement)
Note blue instead of white background over "c" in second type and distance from company name to margin in third type

Appendix 6

Some stamps of the 03/08 imprint date exist in two very slightly different varieties, which could indicate a second printing. These differences are listed below. However, in a few 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.

CHC140k CHC141k CHC142k
CHC140k CHC141k CHC142k
(Enlargement)
Note significant difference in placement of company logo
(Enlargement)
Note difference in distance of company logo from right side margin
(Enlargement)
Note difference in distance of company logo from right side margin
CHC144k CHC145k CHC146k
CHC144k CHC145k CHC146k
(Enlargement)
Note difference in distance of company logo from right side margin
(Enlargement)
Note difference in distance of "C" of "50c" from right side margin
(Enlargement)
Note difference in distance of imprint from lower margin
CHC148k CHC149k
CHC148k CHC149k
(Enlargement)
Note difference in distance of company logo from right side margin
(Enlargement)
Note very slight difference in visibility of mast immediately to the right of "s" of "Raines"

Appendix 7

Some stamps of the 08/08 imprint date exist in two very slightly different varieties, which could indicate a second printing. These differences are listed below. However, in a few 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.

CHC140m CHC141m CHC142m
CHC140m CHC141m CHC142m
(Enlargement)
Note difference in distance of company logo from right side margin
(Enlargement)
Note difference in distance of company logo from right side margin
(Enlargement)
Note difference in distance of company logo from right side margin
CHC144m CHC145m CHC146m
CHC144m CHC145m CHC146m
(Enlargement)
Note difference in distance of company logo from right side margin
(Enlargement)
Note difference in distance of "C" of "50c" from right side margin
(Enlargement)
Note difference in distance of imprint from lower margin
CHC147m CHC148m CHC149m
CHC147m CHC148m CHC149m
(Enlargement)
Note difference in distance of company name from lower margin
(Enlargement)
Note difference in distance of company logo from right side margin
(Enlargement)
Note very slight difference in distance of "c" from right side margin

Appendix 8

Stamps of the 01/09 imprint date exist in two very slightly different varieties, which could indicate a second printing. These differences are listed below. 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.

CHC140p CHC141p
CHC140p CHC141p
(Enlargement)
Note distance from lettering to upper margin
(Enlargement)
Note distance from company name to lower margin
CHC142p CHC143p CHC144p
CHC142p CHC143p CHC144p
(Enlargement)
Note distance from lettering to upper margin
(Enlargement)
Note distance from company logo to right side margin
(Enlargement)
Note very slight difference in distance of company name from lower margin and company logo from right side margin
CHC145p CHC146p
CHC145p CHC146p
(Enlargement)
Note very slight difference in distance of "c" from right side margin, company name from lower margin and company logo from right side margin
(Enlargement)
Note very slight difference in distance of "c" from right side margin, company name from lower margin and company logo from right side margin
CHC147p CHC148p CHC149p
CHC147p CHC148p CHC149p
(Enlargement)
Note almost imperceptible differences in distance from lettering to margins
(Enlargement)
Note difference in distance of company logo from right side margin
(Enlargement)
Note difference in distance of "50" from upper margin and in distance of company logo from lower margin

Appendix 9

At least two different printings exist of stamps of the 08/09 imprint date. All stamps from these two printings show at least a minor difference in placement of the text and company logo, but in most cases this requires close study and copies of both whole booklets to compare the stamps against. The enlargements shown below show these differences as well as possible considering how small they are; unless otherwise stated, the only detectable differences are these very minor differences in placement. In all cases, stamps from CHC B14t(1) are shown at the left of the enlargment and stamps from CHC B14t(2) are shown at the right of the enlargement.

CHC140t CHC141t
CHC140t CHC141t
(Enlargement)
Note very slight difference in position of "50"
(Enlargement)
Note very slight difference in position of "50" and in distance from company name to lower margin
CHC142t CHC143t CHC144t
CHC142t CHC143t CHC144t
(Enlargement)
Note distance from company logo to right side margin
(Enlargement)
Note distance from company logo to right side margin
(Enlargement)
Note distance from company logo to right side margin
CHC145t CHC146t
CHC145t CHC146t
(Enlargement)
Note distance from company logo to right side margin
(Enlargement)
Note almost imperceptible difference in distance from lettering to margins
CHC147t CHC148t CHC149t
CHC147t CHC148t CHC149t
(Enlargement)
Note very slight difference in distance of imprint from lower margin
(Enlargement)
Note almost imperceptible difference in distance from lettering to margins
(Enlargement)
Note difference in distance of "c" from right side margin

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.

CHC150 CHC151 CHC152
CHC150 CHC151 CHC152
Christchurch Cathedral Christchurch Tram New Brighton Pier
CHC153 CHC154 CHC155 CHC156
CHC153 CHC154 CHC155 CHC156
The Chalice sculpture, Cathedral Square Ferrier Fountain, Christchurch Town Hall View of Sumner Beach Estuary of the Avon and Heathcote Rivers
CHC157 CHC158 CHC159
CHC157 CHC158 CHC159
Victoria Bridge Mona Vale Homestead Lyttelton Harbour
Series Month Notes CHC B15 CHC150 CHC151 CHC152 CHC153 CHC154 CHC155 CHC156 CHC157 CHC158 CHC159
a  04/10  Earliest known undenominated printing  NZ0237   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015   2016   2017   2018   2019