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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

South Island Generic Series

This series features general views of the South 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

SGE120 SGE121
SGE120 SGE121
Nelson West Coast
SGE122 SGE123 SGE124
SGE122 SGE123 SGE124
Kaikoura Franz Josef Glacier Avon River, Christchurch
SGE125 SGE126 SGE127
SGE125 SGE126 SGE127
Queenstown Timaru Milford Sound
SGE128 SGE129
SGE128 SGE129
Railway station, Dunedin Tree, Catlins
Series Month Notes SGE B12 SGE120 SGE121 SGE122 SGE123 SGE124 SGE125 SGE126 SGE127 SGE128 SGE129
d  BU/09/04-  Earliest known printing at 45c rate  ?   0403   0404   0405   0406   0407   0408   0409   0410   0411   0412 

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

SGE130 SGE131
SGE130 SGE131
Nelson West Coast
SGE132 SGE133 SGE134
SGE132 SGE133 SGE134
Kaikoura Franz Josef Glacier Avon River, Christchurch
SGE135 SGE136 SGE137
SGE135 SGE136 SGE137
Queenstown Timaru Milford Sound
SGE138 SGE139
SGE138 SGE139
Railway station, Dunedin Tree, Catlins
Series Month Notes SGE B13 SGE130 SGE131 SGE132 SGE133 SGE134 SGE135 SGE136 SGE137 SGE138 SGE139
f  11/04  Earliest known printing at reduced size  ?   0475   0476   0477   0478   0479   0480   0481   0482   0483   0484 

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

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

SGE140 SGE141
SGE140 SGE141
Nelson West Coast
SGE142 SGE143 SGE144
SGE142 SGE143 SGE144
Kaikoura Franz Josef Glacier Avon River, Christchurch
SGE145 SGE146 SGE147
SGE145 SGE146 SGE147
Queenstown Timaru Milford Sound
SGE148 SGE149
SGE148 SGE149
Railway station, Dunedin Tree, Catlins
Series Month Notes SGE B14 SGE140 SGE141 SGE142 SGE143 SGE144 SGE145 SGE146 SGE147 SGE148 SGE149
b  11/04  Earliest known printing with "New Zealand Mail" logo  NZM 0020   0475   0476   0477   0478   0479   0480   0481   0482   0483   0484 
d  03/05     NZM 0020   0475   0476   0477   0478   0479   0480   0481   0482   0483   0484 
k  09/05  Changed serial numbers  NZM 0020   0916   0917   0918   0919   0920   0921   0922   0923   0924   0925 
r  08/06  Smaller lettering  NZM 0020   0916   0917   0918   0919   0920   0921   0922   0923   0924   0925 

$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. Any additional information which could improve this listing is welcomed.

SGE200 SGE201
SGE200 SGE201
Nelson West Coast
SGE202 SGE203 SGE204
SGE202 SGE203 SGE204
Kaikoura Franz Josef Glacier Avon River, Christchurch
SGE205 SGE206 SGE207
SGE205 SGE206 SGE207
Queenstown Timaru Milford Sound
SGE208 SGE209
SGE208 SGE209
Railway station, Dunedin Tree, Catlins
Series Month Notes SGE B20 SGE200 SGE201 SGE202 SGE203 SGE204 SGE205 SGE206 SGE207 SGE208 SGE209
d(1)  03/06  Earliest known printing at $1.50 rate  ?   0767   0768   0769   0770   0771   0772   0773   0774   0775   0776 
d(2)  03/06  Changed serial numbers  ?   0777   0778   0779   0780   0781   0782   0783   0784   0785   0786 
g  04/07     ?   0767   0768   0769   0770   0771   0772   0773   0774   0775   0776 
k  01/08     ?   0767   0768   0769   0770   0771   0772   0773   0774   0775   0776 

$1.50 stamps, normal size

I also have very little information about this series, and again, any additional information which could improve this listing is welcomed.

SGE220 SGE221
SGE220 SGE221
Nelson West Coast
SGE222 SGE223 SGE224
SGE222 SGE223 SGE224
Kaikoura Franz Josef Glacier Avon River, Christchurch
SGE225 SGE226 SGE227
SGE225 SGE226 SGE227
Queenstown Timaru Milford Sound
SGE228 SGE229
SGE228 SGE229
Railway station, Dunedin Tree, Catlins
Series Month Notes SGE B22 SGE220 SGE221 SGE222 SGE223 SGE224 SGE225 SGE226 SGE227 SGE228 SGE229
d  06/08  Earliest known printing at normal size  NZM SI150   0767   0768   0769   0770   0771   0772   0773   0774   0775   0776 
f  09/08     NZM SI150   0767   0768   0769   0770   0771   0772   0773   0774   0775   0776 
k  05/09     NZM SI150   0767   0768   0769   0770   0771   0772   0773   0774   0775   0776 

50c stamps, normal size

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

SGE300 SGE301
SGE300 SGE301
Nelson West Coast
SGE302 SGE303 SGE304
SGE302 SGE303 SGE304
Kaikoura Franz Josef Glacier Avon River, Christchurch
SGE305 SGE306 SGE307
SGE305 SGE306 SGE307
Queenstown Timaru Milford Sound
SGE308 SGE309
SGE308 SGE309
Railway station, Dunedin Tree, Catlins
Series Month Notes SGE B30 SGE300 SGE301 SGE302 SGE303 SGE304 SGE305 SGE306 SGE307 SGE308 SGE309
b  04/07  Earliest known printing at 50c rate.
Varieties exist. See Appendix 1
 NZM 0127   0916   0917   0918   0919   0920   0921   0922   0923   0924   0925 
j  11/08     NZM 0127   0916   0917   0918   0919   0920   0921   0922   0923   0924   0925 
m  03/09     NZM 0127   0916   0917   0918   0919   0920   0921   0922   0923   0924   0925 

Appendix 1

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 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.

SGE300b SGE302b
SGE300b SGE302b
(Enlargement)
Note major variation in location of "NELSON"
(Enlargement)
Note slight variation in location of "KAIKOURA" and variation in distance of company logo from lower margin
SGE303b SGE304b SGE306b
SGE303b SGE304b SGE306b
(Enlargement)
Note slight variation in location of face value and "FRANZ", and variation in distance of company logo from lower margin
(Enlargement)
Note slight variation in distance of company logo from margins
(Enlargement)
Note variation in distance of "TIMARU" from left hand margin
SGE308b SGE309b
SGE308b SGE309b
(Enlargement)
Note slight variation in distance of "DUNEDIN" from upper margin
(Enlargement)
Note slight variation in distance of "CATLINS" from left hand margin and distance of company logo from right hand margin