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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

North Island Generic Series

This series features general views of the North Island. See ZGE for booklets and rolls featuring general views of both the North and South Islands.

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

NGE120 NGE121
NGE120 NGE121
Northland Huka Falls, Taupo
NGE122 NGE123 NGE124
NGE122 NGE123 NGE124
Whangarei Mount Taranaki Auckland
NGE125 NGE126 NGE127
NGE125 NGE126 NGE127
Hastings Hamilton Wind farm, Manawatu
NGE128 NGE129
NGE128 NGE129
Rotorua Wellington
Series Month Notes NGE B12 NGE120 NGE121 NGE122 NGE123 NGE124 NGE125 NGE126 NGE127 NGE128 NGE129
d  BU/09/04-  Earliest known printing at 45c rate  ?   0393   0394   0395   0396   0397   0398   0399   0400   0401   0402 

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

NGE130 NGE131
NGE130 NGE131
Northland Huka Falls, Taupo
NGE132 NGE133 NGE134
NGE132 NGE133 NGE134
Whangarei Mount Taranaki Auckland
NGE135 NGE136 NGE137
NGE135 NGE136 NGE137
Hastings Hamilton Wind farm, Manawatu
NGE138 NGE139
NGE138 NGE139
Rotorua Wellington
Series Month Notes NGE B13 NGE130 NGE131 NGE132 NGE133 NGE134 NGE135 NGE136 NGE137 NGE138 NGE139
f  11/04  Earliest known printing at reduced size  ?   0485   0486   0487   0488   0489   0490   0491   0492   0493   0494 

45c stamps with "New Zealand Mail" logo, normal size

See ZGE for stamps of these types in smaller designs, issued in rolls.

NGE140 NGE141 NGE161
NGE140 NGE141 NGE161
Northland Huka Falls, Taupo (inscribed "Taupo") Huka Falls, Taupo (inscribed "Huka Falls")
NGE142 NGE143 NGE153
NGE142 NGE143 NGE153
Whangarei Mount Taranaki (inscribed "New Plymouth") Mount Taranaki (inscribed "Mt Taranaki")
NGE144 NGE145 NGE146
NGE144 NGE145 NGE146
Auckland Hastings Hamilton
NGE147 NGE157 NGE177
NGE147 NGE157 NGE177
Mount Ruapehu Mount Maunganui Cathedral Cove
NGE148 NGE149
NGE148 NGE149
Rotorua Wellington
Series Month Notes NGE B14 NGE140 NGE141 NGE142 NGE143 NGE144 NGE145 NGE146 NGE147 NGE148 NGE149
d  03/05  Earliest known printing at reduced size  ?   0485   0486   0487   0488   0489   0490   0491   0492   0493   0494 
      NGE B15       NGE153       NGE157    
g  07/05  Types NGE143 and NGE147
replaced by Types NGE153 and NGE157
 ?   0726   0727   0728   0729   0730   0731   0732   0733   0734   0735 
      NGE B16   NGE161                
k  09/05  Type NGE141 replaced by Type NGE161  ?   0926   0927   0928   0929   0930   0931   0932   0933   0934   0935 
      NGE B17               NGE177    
p  05/06  Smaller lettering.
Type NGE157 replaced by Type NGE177
 NZM 0017   0926   0927   0928   0929   0930   0931   0932   1183   0934   0935 

$1.50 stamps, large size

I have very little information about this series. These stamps appear to have been printed on cards, not booklets, and may show additional minor varieties similar to those seen on other stamps printed on cards. I have seen advertising for these stamps showing both the Cathedral Cove stamp and the Mount Maunganui stamp, but am unable to give details of when the design was replaced. Any additional information which could improve this listing is welcomed.

NGE200 NGE201 NGE202
NGE200 NGE201 NGE202
Northland Huka Falls, Taupo Whangarei
NGE203 NGE204 NGE205
NGE203 NGE204 NGE205
Mount Taranaki Auckland Hastings
NGE206 NGE207 NGE217
NGE206 NGE207 NGE217
Hamilton Mount Maunganui Cathedral Cove
NGE208 NGE209
NGE208 NGE209
Rotorua Wellington
Series Month Notes NGE B20 NGE200 NGE201 NGE202 NGE203 NGE204 NGE205 NGE206 NGE207 NGE208 NGE209
d(1)  03/06  Earliest known printing at $1.50 rate  ?   0807   0808   0809   0810   0811   0812   0813   0814   0815   0816 
d(2)  03/06  Changed serial numbers  ?   0817   0818   0819   0820   0821   0822   0823   0824   0825   0826 
      NGE B21               NGE217    
g(1)  04/07  Type NGE207 replaced by Type NGE217  ?   0807   0808   0809   0810   0811   0812   0813   1108   0814   0815 
g(2)  04/07  Changed serial numbers  ?   0817   0818   0819   0820   0821   0822   0823   ?   0825   0826 
k  01/08     ?   0817   0818   0819   0820   0821   0822   0823   1108   0825   0826 

$1.50 stamps, normal size

I also have very little information about this series, and have not seen any of the types which were eventually replaced by the Cathedral Cove stamp either as stamps or as publicity material. Again, any additional information which could improve this listing is welcomed.

NGE220 NGE221
NGE220 NGE221
Northland Huka Falls, Taupo
NGE222 NGE223 NGE224
NGE222 NGE223 NGE224
Whangarei Mount Taranaki Auckland
NGE225 NGE226 NGE227
NGE225 NGE226 NGE227
Hastings Hamilton Cathedral Cove
NGE228 NGE229
NGE228 NGE229
Rotorua Wellington
Series Month Notes NGE B22 NGE220 NGE221 NGE222 NGE223 NGE224 NGE225 NGE226 NGE227 NGE228 NGE229
d  06/08  Earliest known printing at normal size  NZM NI150   0817   0818   0819   0820   0821   0822   0823   0824   0825   0826 
e  08/08     NZM NI150   0817   0818   0819   0820   0821   0822   0823   0824   0825   0826 
f  09/08     NZM NI150   0817   0818   0819   0820   0821   0822   0823   0824   0825   0826 
h  01/09     NZM NI150   0817   0818   0819   0820   0821   0822   0823   0824   0825   0826 

50c stamps, normal size

See ZGE for stamps of these types in smaller designs, issued in rolls.

NGE300 NGE301
NGE300 NGE301
Northland Huka Falls
NGE302 NGE303 NGE304
NGE302 NGE303 NGE304
Whangarei Mount Taranaki Auckland
NGE305 NGE306 NGE307
NGE305 NGE306 NGE307
Hastings Hamilton Cathedral Cove
NGE308 NGE309
NGE308 NGE309
Rotorua Wellington
Series Month Notes NGE B30 NGE300 NGE301 NGE302 NGE303 NGE304 NGE305 NGE306 NGE307 NGE308 NGE309
b  04/07  Earliest known printing at 50c rate  NZM 0130   0926   0927   0928   0929   0930   0931   0932   1183   0934   0935 
c  07/07     NZM 0130   0926   0927   0928   0929   0930   0931   0932   1183   0934   0935 
d  08/07     NZM 0130   0926   0927   0928   0929   0930   0931   0932   1183   0934   0935 
e  01/08     NZM 0130   0926   0927   0928   0929   0930   0931   0932   1183   0934   0935 
f  02/08  Varieties exist. See Appendix 1  NZM 0130   0926   0927   0928   0929   0930   0931   0932   1183   0934   0935 
g  04/08     NZM 0130   0926   0927   0928   0929   0930   0931   0932   1183   0934   0935 
h  08/08     NZM 0130   0926   0927   0928   0929   0930   0931   0932   1183   0934   0935 
k  12/08     NZM 0130   0926   0927   0928   0929   0930   0931   0932   1183   0934   0935 

Appendix 1

At least one stamp of the 02/08 imprint date exists in two very slightly different varieties, which could indicate a second printing. These differences are listed below. However, in most 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.

NGE301h
NGE301h
(Enlargement)
The most obvious difference is the distance between the lower margin of the design and the serial number