The Twenty Dollar Definitive of New Zealand – 1994
The 20$ Mount Cook Definitive of 1994 is perhaps a very unique stamp in many ways.
-New Zealand’s highest and largest valued stamp
-First ever $20 stamp for high value parcels,but collectors felt otherwise .
-most complex stamp production ever commissioned.
-Design masterpiece in montage and captures NZ’s treasured heritage
– Incorporates several NZ icons- Firstly NZ’s highest mountain – Mount Cook
– Two native plants Ponga Fern & flowers of Kowhai tree
-A maori rafter pattern symbolising Hammerhead shark and embossed in in gold foil forms the top border
-New Zealand flag is also woven into the montage
-printed on watermarked paper with a special fluorescent surface printed security pattern.
The first day Cover shows Southern Alps-South Island of New Zealand.