Stamps first on sale in 1855

Video and photos by Rosalie Liddle Crawford.

Click the image above to watch the video

Today the weather forecast is for a mostly cloudy day with a few showers.

Northerlies tending easterly.

Its a two clothing layer day with a high of 16 and an overnight low of 10 degrees.

This day in NZ history in 1855 New Zealand's first postage stamps went on sale.

These adhesive, non-perforated stamps for prepaid postage were the famous ‘Chalon Head' design, showing Queen Victoria in her coronation robes.

New Zealand was one of the first countries in the world to release stamps with images of the countryside, birds and animals.

Check out the rest of the weather wrap video which was filmed at Mount Main beach this morning. Have a great day!



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Sentry duty on the Mount base track. Photo: Mike Berry.

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