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Armistice 1918 - 2018 Set of Mint Stamps - Set

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Technical details
  • 01.10.2018
  • Dave Burke, Auckland
  • Southern Colour Print
  • Lithography
  • Four process colours plus matt varnish and spot UV overgloss
  • 45.6mm 35mm (horizontal)
About Armistice 1918 - 2018 Set of Mint Stamps

In New Zealand and Australia, Armistice Day has always been overshadowed by Anzac Day (25 April). First observed in 1916, Anzac Day has been a full public holiday in New Zealand since 1921. Armistice Day was nevertheless observed in New Zealand. Until the 1950s, trains would come to a halt and vehicles would pull over to the kerb just before 11am on 11 November. Drivers and passengers observed two minutes’ silence.

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