NewZealand Issued Stamps on Shells

\"\"The shells depicted are the map cowrie (Leporicypraea mappa), geography cone (Gastridium geographus), partridge tun (Tonna perdix) and tiger cowrie (Cypraea tigris).The intricate illustrations were created by John Henry Tagaloailuga in Niue in 1990. They are based on shells collected by his father, Herman Tagaloailuga, between 1979 and 1985 from Niue\’s Hikutavaki Reef. Date of issue: 11 April 2012 Number of stamps: Set of four gummed stamps Denominations: $1.20, $1.40, $1.70 and $2.00 Stamps, miniature sheet and first day covers designed by:  Stamps and Collectables Business, New Zealand Post, Wellington, New Zealand

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