|Added by||Alain Martineau|
|General Description :||The planning of the 1967 definitive set commenced as early as July 1964 but it was not until January 1966 that preliminary notice was given by the New Zealand Post Office that decimal currency stamps would be put on sale on 10 July 1967, the day when New Zealand would begin the conversion to decimal currency.
It was decided that as there was insufficient time to have a new set of pictorial stamps designed and printed, the design and colours of the existing 1960 Pictorial issue would be retained.
'Hibiscus trionum', the botanical name of the plant known to the Maori as puarangi, is the smaller of the two New Zealand hibiscus. It belongs to the northern frost-free part of the country and can now be seen only in remote places and on some off-shore islands.
|Face value||3 New Zealand cent|
|Catalog code||Stanley Gibbons NZ849|
|Designer||G Fuller, Havelock North; A G Mitchell, Wellington and New Zealand Post Office, Wellington|
|Paper type||Chalk surfaced, multiple NZ and star watermark|
|Printed by||Thomas De La Rue, England|
|Perforation||13 1/2 : 14|
|Catalog prices||No catalog prices set yet|