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Aitutaki

Monday, June 29, 1903

New Zealand Territory 5 arrow

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  Aitutaki #1 xxx

Perforated 14, watermark 61, engraved.
Printed by the Government Printing Office in Wellington, New Zealand.

Description Perforation # issued Scott SG Mi Y&T
½ penny green, red overprint 14 62,400 1 1    
1 penny rose, blue overprint 14 62,400 2 2    
2½ pence blue, red overprint 11 15,360 3 3, 4    
3 pence yellow brown, blue overprint 11 19,440 4 5    
6 pence red, blue overprint 11 14,520 5 6    
1 shilling scarlet, blue overprint 11 11,280 6 7    

All issue quantities are approximate.

Gibbons SG3 is perf 14, SG4 perf 11.

The stamps were released in Auckland, New Zealand on June 12, but not sold on Aitutaki until June 29.

Aitutaki is a dependency of New Zealand. It is one of the larger of the Cook Islands at 7 square miles.

Image from David Olson.

FI ref: 383 Page credit: NB

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