Story: Southland region

Takahē stamp, 1956 (3rd of 3)

Takahē stamp, 1956

When Southland celebrated the centenary of organised settlement in 1956, the eightpenny stamp depicted the takahē. The twopenny and threepenny stamps featured whaling and farming respectively.

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New Zealand Post
Reference: 1956 Southland Centennial stamp issue
Artwork by M. R. Smith

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David Grant, 'Southland region - Plants and animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 April 2024)

Story by David Grant, updated 1 May 2015