New Zealand
Mt. Ruapehu 2'797 m
Mt. Ruapehu - Issues of Private Postal Services

The active volcano Ruapehu is situated in the south of the volcanoes Ngauruhoe and Tongariro within the Tongariro Nationalpark.

The Ruapehu has tree summits, Tahurangi (2'797 m), Te Heuheu (2'755 m) and the Paretetaitonga (2'751 m). It is the highest mountain on the North Island of New Zealand.

 

www.mountainstamp.com New Zealand 1898 Ruapehu volcano mountain stamp

New Zealand 1898/1902, Lake Taupo and Ruapehu volcano, "First Pictorials".
(designed by J Gaut, Wellington)

The stamp is existing:
One Penny, 1898 Waterlow Printing, London without watermark and perforation 12:16.
Four Pence, 1899 Wellington Printing without watermark, in different shades and perforation 11.
Four Pence, 1902 with watermark and various perforations, 11, 14, 11:14, 11:14 mixed and 14:13/13).

 

www.mountainstamp.com New Zealand 1898 Otira Gorge Ruapehu volcano mountain stamp

New Zealand 1898/1902, "First Pictorials".
The stamp is showing the Otira gorge in the Southern Alps on the main route from Canterbury to Westland. Inset within the design of the stamp is the Ruapehu volcano.

"First Pictorials".
(designed by E.T. Luke)

The Otira gorge is situated in the Southern Alps on the main route from Canterbury to Westland. Inset within the design of the stamp is the Ruapehu volcano.

  The stamp is existing:
1898 Waterlow Printing, London without watermark and perforation 12:16.
1899 Wellington Printing without watermark, perforation 11.
1902 with watermark and various perforations, 11, 14, 11:14, 11:14 mixed.

 

www.mountainstamp.com New Zealand 1963 Ruapehu volcano mountain stamp

New Zealand 1963, "Centenary of Railways".
Ruapehu volcano in the background.

 

www.mountainstamp.com New Zealand 1984 Ruapehu volcano mountain stamp

New Zealand 1984, Turoa & Whakapapa ski fields.
The Turoa ski field is situated on the south-western slopes and the Whakapapa ski fields on the north-western slopes of of the Ruapehu volcano.  

 

www.mountainstamp.com New Zealand 1997 Ruapehu volcano mountain stamp

New Zealand 1997, Ruapehu volcano.

 

www.mountainstamp.com New Zealand 2000 Ruapehu volcano mountain stamp

New Zealand 2000, Ruapehu volcano.

 

New Zealand Ruapehu volcano stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli

New Zealand 2008, Raurimu Spiral.
The Ruapehu volcano in the background.

The stamp was issued in the series "North Island Main Trunk Line Centenary" in sheets of 25 stamps and is existing i a limited edition sheet as well.

Raurimu Spiral is a spiral circle of railway track that is an ingenious engineering solution to an abrupt increase in altitude on the North Island main trunk railway line. It is located in the west of Ruapehu volcano between the settlements Raurimu and National Park village.

 

New Zealand 2010 Ruapehu stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli issued 2010

New Zealand 2010, Mount Ruapehu / Tongariro National Park.
The stamp was issued in the series "New Zealand – A Slice of Heaven".

 

 

 

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