New Zealand Post issued a special set of stamps to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II as New Zealand’s longest reigning monarch in the history.
On 9 September 2015, Queen Elizabeth II succeeded Queen Victoria as the longest reigning British monarch.
Longest Reigning Monarch of New Zealand
The stamp issue shows the vast span of time for which Queen Elizabeth II has reigned. Each stamp represents a different decade.
A photo of the Queen from each decade is shown next to a typographic depiction of various events that took place in New Zealand with the Queen as Head of State.
On 28 May 1953, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II formally became ‘The Queen of New Zealand’ – the first Sovereign to hold this title.
During her reign Queen Elizabeth II has maintained close links to New Zealand, and has visited ten times since her inaugural tour in 1953/54.
Although her last visit was in 2002, a strong bond is maintained with the monarchy, with more recent visits made on her behalf by William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who last visited in 2014 along with their son Prince George of Cambridge.
Title: Longest Reigning Monarch of New Zealand
Date of Issue: 7 October 2015
Country: New Zealand
Denominations: 80c x2 , $1.40 , $2.00, $2.20, $2.50 and $3.00
Source: New Zealand Post