Scenery of Pitcairn FDCScenery of Pitcairn

Scenery 50c

Pitcairn is a small volcanic island in the South Pacific made up of rugged cliffs of reddish-brown and black volcanic rock, steep land slopes and small valleys of colluvial soil. Flattish land forms only 8% of the total surface of Pitcairn, rolling land 31%, steeply sloping land 34% and cliffs the remaining 27%.

Scenery $1.00
Like Hawaii, Tahiti and Samoa, Pitcairn was formed by progressive volcanic activity and the steep cliffs and terrain lends itself to spectacular scenery and dramatic vistas. From the relatively “peaceful” Bounty Bay, to the towering Christian’s Cave outcrop, and the rugged coastlines of Tedside and Down Rope the views never cease to amaze.

Scenery $1.50

Ridge Rope has been chosen for its recognisable promontory, while St Paul’s Pool dazzles visitors with its turquoise colours and rocky pinnacles.

Scenery $2.50

This issue concentrates on Pitcairn Island itself with Henderson, Oeno and Ducie being left for possibly another issue.

Scenery of Pitcairn
Please Note: All prices are in New Zealand Dollars
50c, $1.00, $1.50, $2.50
Single Set


Gutter Pair


Block of 4



Technical Details

Release Date : 28 April 2004
Denominations (NZD) : 50c, $1.00, $1.50, $2.50
Stamp Design Michael von Reiche, Wellington, New Zealand
Printer : Wyatt and Wilson, Christchurch, New Zealand
Process : Offset Lithography
Paper : 104 gsm stamp paper
Stamp Size : 42.27mm x 30.23mm (2 vertical and 2 horizontal stamps)
Perforation Gauge : 13.2 x 2cms
First Day Cover : $6.50 with four stamps
Period of Sale :
28 April 2004  for a period of 2 years

The stamps are available as single mint or CTO sets and on First Day Cover. The issue is on sale from 28 April 2004 and is available from the Pitcairn Philatelic Bureau or Pitcairn’s appointed agents worldwide.