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New Zealand’s rarest stamp now at Te Papa

  • Dr Patrick Brownsey, Te Papa's stamp curator, holding the Taupo Invert.  Image reproduced courtesy of NZ Post Group.
  • Dr Patrick Brownsey, Te Papa's stamp curator, holding the Taupo Invert
  • Brian Roche, NZ Post's Chief Executive, hands the Taupo Invert stamp to Te Papa's Acting Chief Executive and Kaihautū, Michelle Hippolite.  Photo reproduced courtesy of NZ Post Group.
  • Image reproduced courtesy of New Zealand Post Group

Have a look at this picture of New Zealand’s rarest stamp – see anything unusual about it? It’s a bit hard to see because of the post marks but the centre scene is actually upside down.  It’s known as the Taupo Invert and it’s the only survivor out of the 80 incorrectly printed stamps. The… Read more »