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New Zealand writers on stamps

New Zealand writers on stamps

For many years New Zealand stamps featured people who were not New Zealanders – mainly royalty. It took until 1989 for a stamp issue commemorating New Zealand writers to be issued. These four stamps featured Katherine Mansfield, James K. Baxter, Bruce Mason and Ngaio Marsh.

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Reference: 1989 Writers stamp issue

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Carl Walrond, 'Postage stamps - Stamps since the 1940s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/postage-stamp/32061/new-zealand-writers-on-stamps (accessed 7 October 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 20 Jun 2012