New Zealand
Stamp Booklets

1977 - 1985

Campbell Paterson Stanley Gibbons

From 1977 New Zealand Post started issuing booklets as single panes, housed in a folded cardboard cover,
with the marginal block of stamps adhered to the cover by the selvedge.

  Approx
Value
2009
W11az SB30 1977 $1.00 Booklet (Royal Arms)   20.00
    A block of 10 (5 x 2) of the 10c Royal Arms. The 10c on the cover of W11az is "sky-blue".    
   


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There are gum variations on this issue.

Blue Ribbed Gum
Streaky Blue Gum
White Gum

 
W11ay SB30 1977 $1.00 Booklet (Royal Arms)   40.00
    A block of 10 (5 x 2) of the 10c Royal Arms. The same as W11az except that the 10c on the cover of W11ay is "greenish-blue".    
   


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Also available with Gum variations as above.

 
W12a SB29 1977 80c Booklet (Roses)   15.00
    A block of 10 (5 x 2) of the 8c Josephine Bruce Rose.    
   


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W13az SB31 1978 $1.00 Booklet Type A (QEII)   25.00
    A block of 10 (5 x 2) of the 10c Queen Elizabeth II. Perf 14.25 x 13.75. Type A cover has black lettering below the 10c and the blue 'c' is in the top right corner.    
   


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W13ay SB31a 1978 $1.00 Booklet Type B (QEII)   50.00
    A block of 10 (5 x 2) of the 10c Queen Elizabeth II. Perf 14.25 x 13.75. Type B cover has black lettering above the 10c and the blue 'c' is in the bottom right corner.    
   


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W13b SB31b 1979 $1.00 Booklet (QEII)   45.00
    A block of 10 (5 x 2) of the 10c Queen Elizabeth II. Same Type A cover as W13az, but a change in perforation size to 14.25 x 14.50.    
   


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W14a SB32 1978 $1.20 Booklet (Artifacts)   15.00
    A block of 10 (5 x 2) of the 12c Putorino Maori Artifact.    
   


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For booklets W15 through to W23, there were two varieties of each issue.
The second of each had a purchase price 10% higher than the normal price and this was shown on the cover.
These booklets were sold in non-post office outlets, thereby allowing the vendor to collect a commission on the sale.
 
W15a SB33 1980 $1.40 Booklet (Artifacts)   15.00
    A block of 10 (5 x 2) of the 14c Kotiate Maori Artifact.    
   


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W15b SB34 1980 $1.54 Booklet (Artifacts)   15.00
    A block of 10 (5 x 2) of the 14c Kotiate Maori Artifact. Same as W15a, but with surcharge cover.    
   


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W16a SB35 1980 $2.00 Booklet (Shells)   15.00
    A block of 10 (5 x 2) of the 20c Paua Shell.    
   


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W16az SB35 1980 $2.00 Booklet (Shells)   200.00
    A block of 10 (5 x 2) of the 20c Paua Shell. It is the same as W16a, except there is an * on the selvedge, indicating stamps are from the 1st reprint.    
   


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As can be seen by the position of the asterisk on the plate block, most of it has to be trimmed off in order for the strip to fit the booklet.
 

   
W16b SB36 1980 $2.20 Booklet (Shells)   15.00
    A block of 10 (5 x 2) of the 20c Paua Shell. Same as W16a, but with surcharge cover.    
   


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W16bz SB36 1980 $2.20 Booklet (Shells)   200.00
    A block of 10 (5 x 2) of the 20c Paua Shell. It is the same as W16b, except there is an * on the selvedge, indicating stamps are from the 1st reprint.    
   


1 Asterisk On Left Selvedge


As can be seen by the position of the asterisk on the plate block, most of it has to be trimmed off in order for the strip to fit the booklet.
 

   
W17a SB37 1982 $2.40 Booklet (Map)   20.00
    A block of 10 (5 x 2) of the 24c Map Stamp. Perf 12 x 12 .    
   


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W17az SB37 1982 $2.40 Booklet (Map)   50.00
    A block of 10 (5 x 2) of the 24c Map Stamp. Perf 12 x 12 . As W17a but with part of the printer's imprint on selvedge.    
   


Part Printers Imprint
 

   
       
W17b SB38 1982 $2.64 Booklet (Map)   20.00
    A block of 10 (5 x 2) of the 24c Map Stamp. Perf 12 x 12 . Same as W17a, but with surcharge cover.    
   


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W17bz SB38 1982 $2.64 Booklet (Map)   50.00
    A block of 10 (5 x 2) of the 24c Map Stamp. Perf 12 x 12 . Same as W17az, but with surcharge cover.    
   


Part Printers Imprint
 

   
W18a SB37a 1983 $2.40 Booklet (Map)   45.00
    A block of 10 (5 x 2) of the 24c Map Stamp. Perf 14 x 14.    
   


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W18az SB37a 1983 $2.40 Booklet (Map)   65.00
    A block of 10 (5 x 2) of the 24c Map Stamp. Perf 14 x 14. Part of the printer's imprint on selvedge.    
   


Part Printers Imprint
 

   
W18b SB38a 1985 $2.64 Booklet (Map)   60.00
    A block of 10 (5 x 2) of the 24c Map Stamp. Perf 14 x 14. Same as W18a, but with surcharge cover.    
   


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W18bz SB38a 1985 $2.64 Booklet (Map)   85.00
    A block of 10 (5 x 2) of the 24c Map Stamp. Perf 14 x 14. Same as W18az, but with surcharge cover.    
   


Part Printers Imprint
 

   
W19a SB39 1985 $2.50 Booklet (Queen Royal Portrait) Lake Tekapo Cover   20.00
    A block of 10 (5 x 2) of the 25c Queen Elizabeth Royal Portrait.    
   


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W19az SB39 1985 $2.50 Booklet (Queen Royal Portrait) Lake Tekapo Cover   50.00
    A block of 10 (5 x 2) of the 25c Queen Elizabeth Royal Portrait. Part of the printer's imprint on selvedge.    
   


Part Printers Imprint
 

   
W19b SB40 1985 $2.75 Booklet (Queen Royal Portrait) Tongariro Cover   20.00
    A block of 10 (5 x 2) of the 25c Queen Elizabeth Royal Portrait. Same contents as W19a, but with surcharge cover.    
   


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W19bz SB40 1985 $2.75 Booklet (Queen Royal Portrait) Tongariro Cover   50.00
    A block of 10 (5 x 2) of the 25c Queen Elizabeth Royal Portrait. Same contents as W19az, but with surcharge cover.    
   


Part Printers Imprint
 

   
W19c   1985 $3.00 Booklet (Training) Lake Tekapo Cover   35.00
    A block of 10 (5 x 2) of the 30c Nectarines.

New Zealand Post Training School created these booklets for training purposes. The 30c stamps have replaced the 25c stamps and have black vertical bars to indicate they are training stamps. The front cover has also been manually changed.

   
   


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