Bounty II Title

Bounty II mini sheetThe USA replica Bounty was built in 1960 for MGM studios' Mutiny on the Bounty with Marlon Brando. Since then, the new Bounty has starred in several feature-length films and dozens of TV shows and historical documentaries. The studios commissioned the ship from the shipwrights of Smith and Ruhland in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia  to be built from scratch. Completely seaworthy and built just the way it would have been 200 years before, the new Bounty was constructed from the original ship's drawings still on file in the British admiralty archives.

Bounty II 40c
After filming and a worldwide promotional tour, MGM berthed the ship in St. Petersburg as a permanent tourist attraction where she stayed until the mid-1980s. In 1986 Ted Turner acquired the MGM film library and the Bounty with it. He used it to promote his enterprises, and filmed Treasure Island with Charlton Heston in 1989.

Bounty II $1.00
In 1993, Turner donated the ship to the Fall River Chamber Foundation, which established the Tall Ship Bounty Foundation to operate the ship as an educational venture. In February of 2001 the H.M.S. Bounty was purchased from the Foundation by the HMS Bounty Organisation LLC.
Bounty II $1.20

The Organization is dedicated to keeping the ship sailing and using her as a vehicle for teaching the nearly lost arts of square rigged sailing and seamanship.

Bounty II $3.00

The Organization operates a variety of programs on board including sail training programmes for the general public, group leadership and teamwork training, a Sail Away summer camp Programme and dockside educational programs for elementary and secondary school children.

Bounty II FDC
Bounty II Mini Sheet FDC

Bounty II
Please Note: All prices are in New Zealand Dollars
40c, $1.00, $1.20, $3.00
Single Set


Gutter Pair


Block of 4


Miniature Sheet


Miniature Sheet FDC

Technical Details

Release Date : 21 June 2005
Designer: Denise Durkin, Wellington,  New Zealand
Printer : Southern Colour Print, Dunedin, New Zealand
Process : Offset Lithography
Perforation Gauge : 14 per 2cm
Stamp Size : 45.14 mm x 30.00 mm horizontal.
Denomination (NZD) : 40c, $1.00 $1.20 and $3.00
Paper : 103gsm, litho gummed stamp paper
Period of Sale :
21 June, 2005  for a period of 2 years.

The Pitcairn Islands Philatelic Bureau would like to thank the following people for their assistance in making this issue possible:
Margaret Ramsey (HMS Bounty Organisation LLC); Jim Thomson; Patti Lock (Great Lakes Marketing) and Thad Koza (