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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

Hutt Valley Series

This series shows scenes of the Hutt Valley, produced by the Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt i-Site Visitors Centres.

45c stamps

HUV120 HUV121
HUV120 HUV121
Pencarrow Head and Lakes Golder Cottage
HUV122 HUV123 HUV124
HUV122 HUV123 HUV124
Silver Stream Railway Museum Hutt River Boatshed, Eastern Bays
HUV125 HUV126
HUV125 HUV126
Point Howard Eastern Bays and Harbour
HUV127 HUV128 HUV129
HUV127 HUV128 HUV129
Fly Fishing, Hutt River Petone Foreshore Petone Wharf at sunset
Series Month Notes HUV B12 HUV120 HUV121 HUV122 HUV123 HUV124 HUV125 HUV126 HUV127 HUV128 HUV129
d(1)  10/06  Earliest known printing at 45c rate  NZM 0087   1269   1270   1271   1272   1273   1274   1275   1276   1277   1278 
d(2)  10/06  Separate printing with slight variations.
See Appendix 1
 NZM 0087   1269   1270   1271   1272   1273   1274   1275   1276   1277   1278 

Appendix 1

At least two different printings exist of stamps of the 10/06 imprint date. The most obvious difference between these two printings is the serial number on the booklet itself, which is complete on HUV B12d(1) but is half missing on HUV B12d(2). 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. The two booklets I have to hand show differing intensities of black printing, resulting in the small lettering on stamps of Booklet HUV B12d(1) appearing thicker and blockier than those of Booklet HUV B12d(2). In all cases, stamps from HUV B12d(1) are shown at the left of the enlargment and stamps from HUV B12d(2) are shown at the right of the enlargement.

HUV120d HUV121d
HUV120d HUV121d
(Enlargement)
Note slight difference in placement of "5" in relation to background mountains, and of white foam in relation to lower lettering
(Enlargement)
Note slight difference in distance of imprint from lower margin
HUV122d HUV123d HUV124d
HUV122d HUV123d HUV124d
(Enlargement)
Note very slight difference in distance of imprint from lower margin
(Enlargement)
Note slight difference in placement of "H" in relation to light coloured foliage, and very slight difference of distance of company logo from lower margin
(Enlargement)
Note slight difference in distance of company logo from right hand side margin
HUV125d HUV126d
HUV125d HUV126d
(Enlargement)
Note differences in placement of company logo, lettering and imprints
(Enlargement)
Note very slight difference in distance of company logo from lower margin
HUV127d HUV128d HUV129d
HUV127d HUV128d HUV129d
(Enlargement)
Note very slight difference in placement of company name
(Enlargement)
Note difference in distance of company logo from lower margin
(Enlargement)
Note slight difference in distance of lettering form lower margin and slight difference in placement of "c" (most obvious when comparing background colour gradients)

50c stamps

HUV130 HUV131
HUV130 HUV131
Pencarrow Head and Lakes Golder Cottage
HUV132 HUV133 HUV134
HUV132 HUV133 HUV134
Silver Stream Railway Museum Hutt River Boatshed, Eastern Bays
HUV135 HUV136
HUV135 HUV136
Point Howard Eastern Bays and Harbour
HUV137 HUV138 HUV139
HUV137 HUV138 HUV139
Fly Fishing, Hutt River Petone Foreshore Petone Wharf at sunset

The serial numbers of the earliest series of 50c stamps show a printing date of October 2006. This is doubtful as the increase in the standard letter rate from 45c to 50c was not announced until some months afterwards. In most cases, the earliest printings of 50c stamps are dated March 2007, and it is unlikely that the 50c stamps dated October 2006 were printed any earlier than that date.

Series Month Notes HUV B13 HUV130 HUV131 HUV132 HUV133 HUV134 HUV135 HUV136 HUV137 HUV138 HUV139
a  10/06  Earliest known printing at 50c rate  NZM 0116   1269   1270   1271   1272   1273   1274   1275   1276   1277   1278 
b  08/07     NZM 0116   1269   1270   1271   1272   1273   1274   1275   1276   1277   1278 
c  10/07     NZM 0116   1269   1270   1271   1272   1273   1274   1275   1276   1277   1278 
d  02/08     NZM 0116   1269   1270   1271   1272   1273   1274   1275   1276   1277   1278 
e  04/08     NZM 0116   1269   1270   1271   1272   1273   1274   1275   1276   1277   1278 
g  09/08     NZM 0116   1269   1270   1271   1272   1273   1274   1275   1276   1277   1278 
h  12/08     NZM 0116   1269   1270   1271   1272   1273   1274   1275   1276   1277   1278 
k  03/09     NZM 0116   1269   1270   1271   1272   1273   1274   1275   1276   1277   1278 
n  08/09     NZM 0116   1269   1270   1271   1272   1273   1274   1275   1276   1277   1278 
p  09/09     NZM 0116   1269   1270   1271   1272   1273   1274   1275   1276   1277   1278 

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.

HUV140 HUV141
HUV140 HUV141
Pencarrow Head and Lakes Golder Cottage
HUV142 HUV143 HUV144
HUV142 HUV143 HUV144
Silver Stream Railway Museum Hutt River Boatshed, Eastern Bays
HUV145 HUV146
HUV145 HUV146
Point Howard Eastern Bays and Harbour
HUV147 HUV148 HUV149
HUV147 HUV148 HUV149
Fly Fishing, Hutt River Petone Foreshore Petone Wharf at sunset
Series Month Notes HUV B14 HUV140 HUV141 HUV142 HUV143 HUV144 HUV145 HUV146 HUV147 HUV148 HUV149
a  04/10  Earliest known undenominated printing  NZM 0220   1849   1850   1851   1852   1853   1854   1855   1856   1857   1858