Sunsets Sunsets

Sunsets 50cThis stamp issue is of particular relevance to three Pitcairn Islanders as between them they account for having taken almost all of the stunning Sunset stamp photographs. Pawl Warren, Betty Christian and Meralda Warren along with two other contributors outside of Pitcairn, Michael Brooke and the late Brian Bell, are to be congratulated in capturing the beauty and majesty of this natural wonder on another natural wonder – Pitcairn Island itself.Sunsets 60c

Those who visit the Island are especially in awe of the sunsets and can be seen at key lookout spots watching the sun go down while still enjoying warm temperatures. Sunsets 80cVisit any of the stunning locations at sunset and your memory will also be etched forever.

Sunsets $1.00Pitcairn enjoys blue skies with vivid red and orange sunsets and these are breathtaking to behold. The displays vary however with brilliant displays of yellows, fawns, vivid pinks and purples.
This phenomena of colour scatter, known as Rayleigh Scattering, was first discovered and named after the international scientist, Lord Rayleigh in 1871. Sunsets $2.00All sunset connoisseurs who are aware watch for the “flash of green” which appears in a clear sky at the point of the sun disappearing.Sunsets $2.50 It can also appear in other colours such as blue, yellow or violet.

Photographers have a love affair with the Pitcairn Islands because the subject matter is so striking. From flora and fauna to vivid scenery, the country offers a host of images, which are enhanced by a palette of brilliant colours.
sunsets FDC

Please Note: All prices are in New Zealand Dollars

50c, 60c 80c, $1.00, $2.00, $2.50 Single Set
First Day Cover $8.40

Technical Details

Denise Durkin, Wellington, New Zealand  Pitcairn Stamps
proudly brought
to you by:
Bounty Post
Printer: Southern Colour Print, Dunedin New Zealand
Process: Offset Litho
Stamp Size: 50mm x 25.92mm
Format: 6 single horizontal stamps.
Perforation Gauge: 14.80 x 14.67
Sheet Configuration: 2 x panes of 25 stamps.
Denominations: 50c, 60c, 80c, $1.00, $2.00 and $2.50
Paper: 104gsm Tullis Russell, non phosphor gummed stamp paper
Period of Sale:
20 August 2008  for a period of 2 years.