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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

Resene Series

These stamps advertise Resene brand paint. Additional information about these stamps can be found on this page at the Resene Paints web site. Note that many of the stamp images on that page appear to show early design concepts, and that the stamps as issued differ considerably from these preliminary designs.

40c stamps


Original series, large sized stamps

These stamps were issued in booklets of ten stamps: two of each design. Each pair of stamps is apparently identical.

RES110 RES111
RES110 RES111
"Innovation" "Imagination"
RES112 RES113 RES114
RES112 RES113 RES114
"Inspiration" "The Range 2003" colour fan Open cans of paint
Series Month Notes RES B11 RES110 RES111 RES112 RES113 RES114
a  AD/06/02-  Earliest known printing  ?   0210   0211   0212   0213   0214 
d  AD/09/02-     ?   0210   0211   0212   0213   0214 

Original series, designs reduced in size

These stamps were issued in booklets of ten stamps: two of each design. Each pair of stamps is apparently identical.

RES120 RES121
RES120 RES121
"Innovation" "Imagination"
RES122 RES123 RES124
RES122 RES123 RES124
"Inspiration" "The Range 2003" colour fan Open cans of paint
Series Month Notes RES B12 RES120 RES121 RES122 RES123 RES124
a  BU/01/03-  Earliest known printing at reduced size  ?   0210   0211   0212   0213   0214 

Auckland City Cow Parade, 2003

RES130 RES131
RES130 RES131
"Cowch" "Udderly Auckland"
RES132 RES133 RES134
RES132 RES133 RES134
"Cowments" "Colin McCowan" "Mooving Up"
RES135 RES136
RES135 RES136
"Rainbow Cow" "Moo Suede Shoes"
RES137 RES138 RES139
RES137 RES138 RES139
"Pa-Kow" "Buzzy Beef" Resene company logo
Series Month Notes RES B13 RES130 RES131 RES132 RES133 RES134 RES135 RES136 RES137 RES138 RES139
a  BU/03/03-  Earliest known printing  none   0302   0303   0304   0305   0305   0305   0305   0305   0310   0311 
b  BU/04/03-     none   0302   0303   0304   0305   0305   0305   0305   0305   0310   0311 
c  BU/05/03-     none   0302   0303   0304   0305   0305   0305   0305   0305   0310   0311 

The Range 2004

RES140 RES141
RES140 RES141
"Drought" "Fireball"
RES142 RES143 RES144
RES142 RES143 RES144
"Gold Dust" "Time Warp" "Roadster"
RES145 RES146
RES145 RES146
"Jackpot" "Hot Wired"
RES147 RES148 RES149
RES147 RES148 RES149
"Haystack" "Grey Suit" "Kournikova"
Series Month Notes RES B14 RES140 RES141 RES142 RES143 RES144 RES145 RES146 RES147 RES148 RES149
a  BU/06/03-  Earliest known printing  ?   0319   0320   0321   0322   0323   0324   0325   0326   0327   0329 
d  BU/09/03-     ?   0319   0320   0321   0322   0323   0324   0325   0326   0327   0329 
e  BU/10/03-     ?   0319   0320   0321   0322   0323   0324   0325   0326   0327   0329 

45c stamps


Mural Masterpiece Winners, 2003

RES200 RES201
RES200 RES201
Mural at Alpha Support Centre Murals at Aranga Primary School
RES202 RES203 RES204
RES202 RES203 RES204
Mural at Bluff Promotions Mural at Glenholme School Mural by Kimball Martin
RES205 RES206
RES205 RES206
Mural at The Hub of Renwick "Jil of Aotearoa"
RES207 RES208 RES209
RES207 RES208 RES209
Mural at Elim Christian College Mural by Tineke McLean Mural at Massey High School
Series Month Notes RES B20 RES200 RES201 RES202 RES203 RES204 RES205 RES206 RES207 RES208 RES209
a  BU/02/04-  Earliest known printing  ?   0339   0340   0341   0342   0343   0344   0345   0346   0347   0348 

Test pot characters, large sized stamps

RES210 RES211
RES210 RES211
"Astronaut Blue" "Hero"
RES212 RES213 RES214
RES212 RES213 RES214
"Hot Chile" "Iceberg" "Indian Tan"
RES215 RES216
RES215 RES216
"Lipstick" "Magik"
RES217 RES218 RES219
RES217 RES218 RES219
"Sunflower" "Surfie Green" "White Pointer"
Series Month Notes RES B21 RES210 RES211 RES212 RES213 RES214 RES215 RES216 RES217 RES218 RES219
a  BU/04/04-  Earliest known printing  ?   0349   0350   0351   0352   0353   0354   0355   0356   0357   0358 

Test pot characters, designs reduced in size

RES220 RES221
RES220 RES221
"Astronaut Blue" "Hero"
RES222 RES223 RES224
RES222 RES223 RES224
"Hot Chile" "Iceberg" "Indian Tan"
RES225 RES226
RES225 RES226
"Lipstick" "Magik"
RES227 RES228 RES229
RES227 RES228 RES229
"Sunflower" "Surfie Green" "White Pointer"
Series Month Notes RES B22 RES220 RES221 RES222 RES223 RES224 RES225 RES226 RES227 RES228 RES229
a  11/04  Earliest known printing  NZM 0021   0465   0466   0467   0468   0469   0470   0471   0472   0473   0474 

Christmas 2004

RES230 RES231
RES230 RES231
"Supernova" "Decadence"
RES232 RES233 RES234
RES232 RES233 RES234
"Pavlova" "Icebreaker" "Havoc"
RES235 RES236
RES235 RES236
"Belladonna" "Chocolate"
RES237 RES238 RES239
RES237 RES238 RES239
"Alo Alo" "Pohutukawa" "Joie De Vivre"
Series Month Notes RES B23 RES230 RES231 RES232 RES233 RES234 RES235 RES236 RES237 RES238 RES239
a  11/04  Earliest known printing  NZM 0022   0445   0446   0447   0448   0449   0450   0451   0452   0453   0454 

History of Resene Paints

RES240 RES241
RES240 RES241
Poster showing woman holding roller Ted Nightingale (founder)
RES242 RES243 RES244
RES242 RES243 RES244
Advertising for "Resene Hi-Glo Latex House Paint" and "Resene P.V.A." Advertising for "Resene P.V.A. Paint" Poster showing woman holding paintbrush
RES245 RES246
RES245 RES246
Advertising for "Stipplecote" Advertising for "Concrete Block Sealer"
RES247 RES248 RES249
RES247 RES248 RES249
Poster showing "Concrete Needs Resene" slogan Advertising for "Resene P.V.A. Paint" and "Stipplecote" Tony Nightingale (managing director)
Series Month Notes RES B24 RES240 RES241 RES242 RES243 RES244 RES245 RES246 RES247 RES248 RES249
a  03/05  Earliest known printing  NZM 0024   0489   0490   0491   0492   0493   0494   0495   0496   0497   0498 

Iconic Resene Colours

These stamps appear to have been issued in rolls and without serial numbers. They do not show an imprint date; the Resene Paints web site reports them as having been issued during 2005, and the earliest postmark date reported to me on this issue is 8th May, 2006.

RES250 RES251 RES252 RES253
RES250 RES251 RES252 RES253
"Afterburner" "Aviator" "Caffeine" "Chill Out"
RES254 RES255 RES256
RES254 RES255 RES256
"Cougar" "Cut Glass" "Dynamite"
RES257 RES258 RES259 RES260
RES257 RES258 RES259 RES260
"Freestyling" "Geneva" "Groovy" "Happy Hour"
RES261 RES262 RES263
RES261 RES262 RES263
"Hazard" "Hero" "Jandal"
RES264 RES265 RES266 RES267
RES264 RES265 RES266 RES267
"Kiwi" "Lip Service" "Paradise" "Pirate"
RES268 RES269 RES270
RES268 RES269 RES270
"Raptor" "Racing Green" "Roadster"
RES271 RES272 RES273 RES274
RES271 RES272 RES273 RES274
"Space Cadet" "Spitfire" "Stonewall" "Subzero"
Series Month Notes RES B25 RES250 RES251 RES252 RES253 RES254 RES255 RES256 RES257
a  No imprint  Rolls include all 25 designs  ?   none   none   none   none   none   none   none   none 
  RES258 RES259 RES260 RES261 RES262 RES263 RES264 RES265
Continued from previous row  none   none   none   none   none   none   none   none 
  RES266 RES267 RES268 RES269 RES270 RES271 RES272 RES273 RES274
Continued from previous row  none   none   none   none   none   none   none   none   none 

50c stamps


The Range 2008

RES300 RES301 RES302
RES300 RES301 RES302
"Feverpitch" "Raging Bull" "Sargent Pepper"
RES303 RES304 RES305 RES306
RES303 RES304 RES305 RES306
"Wicked" "Barbecue" "High Five" "Party Animal"
RES307 RES308 RES309
RES307 RES308 RES309
"Wanderlust" "Bullseye" "Aviator"
Series Month Notes RES B30 RES300 RES301 RES302 RES303 RES304 RES305 RES306 RES307 RES308 RES309
a  08/07  Earliest known printing  NZM 0167   1450   1451   1452   1453   1454   1455   1456   1457   1458   1459 

Mural Masterpiece Winners, 2007

RES310 RES311 RES312
RES310 RES311 RES312
Douglas Park School, Masterton East Taieri School, Mosgiel Gisborne Girls High School
RES313 RES314 RES315 RES316
RES313 RES314 RES315 RES316
Okaihau College, Okaihau Fiordland College for The Lighthouse Youth Centre M. Carswell's team for Rissington Primary School Te Timatatanga o Te Matauranga Kindergarten
RES317 RES318 RES319
RES317 RES318 RES319
Robin Stock for Winchester Primary School Daniel Mills for the Day Reserve, Waipu Cove Jasmin Fuller for One Tree Point School
Series Month Notes RES B31 RES310 RES311 RES312 RES313 RES314 RES315 RES316 RES317 RES318 RES319
a  04/08  Earliest known printing  NZM 0184   1561   1562   1563   1564   1565   1566   1567   1568   1569   1570 
c  06/08     NZM 0184   1561   1562   1563   1564   1565   1566   1567   1568   1569   1570 
f  09/08     NZM 0184   1561   1562   1563   1564   1565   1566   1567   1568   1569   1570 

The Range 2009

RES320 RES321 RES322
RES320 RES321 RES322
"Secret Garden" "Silver Fern" "I C Red"
RES323 RES324 RES325 RES326
RES323 RES324 RES325 RES326
"Nest Egg" "Crescendo" "Limelight" "Evolution"
RES327 RES328 RES329
RES327 RES328 RES329
"Deep Impact" "Aviator" "Chain Reaction"
Series Month Notes RES B32 RES320 RES321 RES322 RES323 RES324 RES325 RES326 RES327 RES328 RES329
a  12/08  Earliest known printing  NZM 0198   1641   1642   1643   1644   1645   1646   1647   1648   1649   1650 

The Range 2010

RES330 RES331 RES332
RES330 RES331 RES332
"Avalanche" "First Light" "Upstage"
RES333 RES334 RES335 RES336
RES333 RES334 RES335 RES336
"Vindaloo" "Bungy" "Jumpstart" "Pursuit"
RES337 RES338 RES339
RES337 RES338 RES339
"Patriot" "Limitless" "Red Hot"
Series Month Notes RES B33 RES330 RES331 RES332 RES333 RES334 RES335 RES336 RES337 RES338 RES339
a  08/09  Earliest known printing  NZM 0205   1710   1711   1712   1713   1714   1715   1716   1717   1718   1719 
c  10/09     NZM 0205   1710   1711   1712   1713   1714   1715   1716   1717   1718   1719 

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.


The Range 2011 - 2012

RES400 RES401 RES402
RES400 RES401 RES402
"Switched On" "Undercover" "Rock N Roll"
RES403 RES404 RES405 RES406
RES403 RES404 RES405 RES406
"Chocolate Lounge" "Howzat" "City Limits" "Free Spirit"
RES407 RES408 RES409
RES407 RES408 RES409
"Hot N Spicy" "Elvis" "Escape"
Series Month Notes RES B40 RES400 RES401 RES402 RES403 RES404 RES405 RES406 RES407 RES408 RES409
a  08/10  Earliest known printing  NZM 0263   1827   1828   1829   1830   1831   1832   1833   1834   1835   1836