One Shilling

The 1/- was first issued on 1 May 1935. The first issue was on single watermarked paper while stamps with multiple watermark were issued in April 1936. Both issues were perforated 14x13½.


Perf 14x13½ coarse paper

The only plate was numbered A1 and had 240 impressions. Stamps overprinted Official were issued in 1937.


Perf 12½

Stamps printed and perforated 12½ by Waterlow were issued in 1941. Most of these stamps were overprinted Official and were issued in April 1942.

After the plate was returned to De la Rue on 20 November 1941, stamps were issued in March 1942 printed on coarse paper and perforated 14x13½.

Such stamps overprinted Official were issued in 1942.

The 1/- was withdrawn from sale on 30 April 1947.

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The above information is taken from The Postage Stamps of New Zealand Vol 1 and 2 published by the Royal Philatelic Society of New Zealand in 1938 and 1950. All scans were made by the author.