Dragonfly Stamps

1997 New Zealand, Creepy Crawlies


Date of Issue:
1 October 1997
Designer:
Dave Gunson, Auckland, New Zealand
Size:
30 x 25 mm
Perforation:
Die Cut 11 1/4
Printing Process:
Litho. 
Format:
Self-adhesive Pane of 10 (10 designs)
Self-adhesive booklet of 10 (10 designs)
Printer:
Southern Colour Print, New Zealand
Face V.
Design
Quantity
40 c
Giant Dragonfly (Uropetala carovei)
N/A

The Stamp

The stamp comes from 10 designs issue, only in self-adhesive pane and booklet format.

New Zealand is home to a wide range of creatures that creep, crawl, slither and fly. From the male cicada, whose song is an integral part of every summer, to the giant weta, a species that dates back more than 190 million years, they all play a vital role in our ecosystem. The giant land snail, peripatus, giant dragonfly, puriri moth, flax weevil, giant veined slug, katipo spider and the huhu beetle are each an important part of New Zealand's extraordinarily rich biological diversity. Together they help make this corner of the world unique.

Giant Dragonfly, with a wingspan of 100mm - 120mm, the giant dragonfly (Uropetala carovei) is the largest of 11 dragonflies found in New Zealand.
 


The Booklet

The FDC

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