Issued January 1990
Commonwealth Games - Swimming
Commonwealth Games - Gymnastics
Commonwealth Games - Weight Lifting
Commonwealth Games - Hurdling
Commonwealth Games - Cycling
This was the fourth set of cards produced for issue,
but its release date of January 15, 1990, actually preceded the 3rd
issue of Standard Satellites by one month. The cards were released early
so that they would be available for purchase and use throughout the
duration of the Commonwealth Games, which were being held in Auckland
during the month of January 1990.
A special folder, as illustrated, was produced for
sale. It contained only the first four cards and a cardboard specimen of
the $50 card.
Written on this Specimen was the suggestion, if you want to complete the set, where
you could buy the $50 card.
A 1,000 of the unsold $50 cards were later
overprinted to produce the
Butter Promotional card.
A couple unofficial Presentation Folders, that
looked similar to the Trial Issue folder, were produced. They were made of
blue suede, and contained the 5 Commonwealth Games cards.
One was issued
to commemorate the official opening of the Telecom Business Centre in
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