1971 Christmas

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1971 Christmas
Cat. Mint Unhinged Fine Used
3c 'The Holy Night (La Santa Notte)' by Carlo Maratta 179a $0.45
4c Stained Glass Window from St Luke's, Havelock North 179b $0.45
10c Three Kings 179c $0.90
Set of 3 179d $1.70
First Day Cover - 6 October 1971 179e $4.50
… Three Stamps : 3c (179a), 4c (179b), 10c (179c)
The 1971 Christmas Issue included three stamps.

The 3 cent stamp featured 'The Holy Night (La Santa Notte)' by Carlo Maratta. At 47mm x 40mm, this was the largest Christmas stamp issued.

The 4 cent stamp features a stained glass window from St Luke's Anglican Church, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay. The church was consecrated in 1874 and escaped relatively unscathed in the 1931 earthquake.

The 10 cent stamp was designed by E Hunter and contains a graphic symbolising the three kings.

The Postage Stamps of New Zealand Volume VI
Edited by D. E. G. Naish FRPSNZ and K. J. McNaught FRPSNZ FRPSL
Publsihed 1975 by The Royal Philatelic Society of New Zealand Incorporated
Pages 214 - 215
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