Story: Wairarapa places

Lighthouse stamp

Lighthouse stamp

In 1947 Castlepoint lighthouse became a national icon when it featured on the halfpenny Government Life Insurance stamp. The lighthouse was the symbol of the state-owned insurer, privatised in 1990 and now trading as Tower Limited. Its logo is still a lighthouse.

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Reference: 1947 Government Life stamp issue

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Ben Schrader, 'Wairarapa places - Castlepoint', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/postage-stamp/12010/lighthouse-stamp (accessed 16 November 2018)

Story by Ben Schrader, updated 11 Jun 2015