Christmas 1988

Christmas 1988
            30 November 1988         4 x 90c                                              Mint and CTO        $3.60
                                                                                                             FDC                       $4.00

Technical Details

        Release Date:                    30 November 1988
        Tablet Values:                   4 x 90c
        Artist:                                Murray Grimsdale
        Printer:                              The House of Questa Limited
        Process:                            Lithography
        Paper:                               CA Watermark
        Stamp Size:                       31.75 x 48.26 mm
        Perforation Gauge:            14 per 2 cm
        Pane Format:                    Sheets of 40 in two panes of 20; printed in se tenant strips of 4
        Mint and CTO:                 $3.60
        First Day Cover:               $4.00

A New Zealand illustrator, Murray Grimsdale was commissioned to prepare the artwork for this issue.  He was instructed to depict the three wise men as coming from South-East Polynesia and to prepare designs which could be printed se tenant.  This colourful and interesting set of stamps resulted.