Monday, July 30, 2012

Shantytown, New Zealand

I recently discovered that New Zealand post has a few pictorial cancels available in major centers such as Wellington and Auckland. There is also a cancel available for Shantytown: a heritage park on the New Zealand west coast. It's one of those parks where they have several old buildings form the 1800's and they let you see how people lived back then. The town post office is fully functional and mail sent from there receives the special Shantytown postmark. You can sort of see a bit of the town in the postmark.

Unfortunately, New Zealand Post put a big "carried by" inkjet postmark across the top. Doesn't affect the hand postmark though and the application of it looks good. But it obscures the stamp. That is a $2.40 "Nīkau" stamp from the native trees series.

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