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New Zealand: 1862 (February to December) 1d orange vermillion, unused.

New Zealand: 1862 (February to December) 1d orange vermillion, unused.

Engraver: William Humphreys

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1862

Shelfmark: Tapling Collection

Item number: 2

Genre: Philatelic item

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The early stamps of New Zealand were printed on the same type of printing presses as those used for the Penny Black of Great Britain. Initially they wer printed in London, but later the printing plates and a press were sent to New Zealand.

Compare this normal 1d. stamp with the previous image that shows the remarkable “Dwarf” variety.

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