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New Zealand Postal Service 2004 Issue
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World of WearAbleArt

New Zealand Postal Service has issued Five new stamps with postage values of 45c, 90c, $1.35, $1.50 and $2.00 named "World of WearAbleArt" on the 5th of May 2004. These stamps are being issued to celebrate the World of WearableArt (WOW)Awards Show. Each year in New Zealand the WOW Awards show attracts performers ranging from Magicians and ballroom dancers to aerial artists and opera singers. Since the shows first appearance in Nelson in 1987, WOW has electrified audiences and critics alike. Today, it is an internationally acclaimed seven-night theatrical extravaganza. This year the New Zealand Post celebrate the World of WearableArt with these five new stamps.

  • 45c Dragon Fish - using hand-dyed, stencilled and ruched silk organza, split cane and recycled baskets, Susan Holmes of Auckland created 'Dragon Fish'. It was presented in the 1996 WOW Awards.
  • 90c Persephone's Descent - this garment was introduced by Stuart Johnson of Wellington and it went on to win him the ultimate accolade, the 2002 Supreme Award. The garment reflects historical armour.
  • $1.35 Meridian - made of silk and designed by Rowan Mclennan. This lovely garment was entered in the WOW awards Show.
  • $1.50 Taunga Ika - created by designer Louise Neilson of Nelson. Inspired from Maori fish hooks this Maori culture garment was highly commended by the Supreme WOW Award in 2001.
  • $2.00 Cailleach Na Mara (Sea Witch) - created by Jan Kerr of Waikanae this WOW entrant drips with oceanic treasures, from recycled materials to old lace, beads, papier mache sea creatures, driftwood, old bones and shells.

"Worlds of WearableArt" stamps can be purchased as a single Stamp Sets, Single Stamps, Sheets of 25, Presentation Pack, or FDC. The size of each stamp is 40mm x 30mm with a perforation size of 14. They will be printed by Southern Color Print, Dunedin using the four color Offset Lithography printing process with 104 g/meter square Red Phosphor Tullis Russell paper.

World of WearAbleArt FDC


To order these stamps or to learn more go to www.stamps.co.nz Use the Universal currency conversion tool at www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi to convert currency.

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