Story: Butterflies and moths

Stamps (1st of 2)


Moths and butterflies were depicted on a set of stamps produced in 1970. The 2½-cent magpie moth also appeared on a 4-cent stamp when an increase in postage rates in 1971 rendered 2½-cent stamps obsolete. More than 37 million stamps were overprinted with a 4-cent value.

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Reference: 1970 Pictorials (Low Values) stamp issue

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Brian Patrick, 'Butterflies and moths - Species', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 November 2021)

Story by Brian Patrick, published 24 Sep 2007