Date of Issue: 5 May 2004
Number of stamps: Five
Denominations and Designs: 45c 'Dragon Fish', 90c 'Persephone's Descent', $1.35
'Meridian', $1.50 'Taunga Ika', $2.00 'Cailleach Na Mara' (Sea Witch)
Stamps Designed by: Cato Design, Wellington
Printer and process: Southern Colour Print, Dunedin, by offset lithography
Number of colours: Four Process Colours
Stamp Size and Format: 40mm x 30mm (vertical)
Paper Type: Tullis Russell 104gsm Red Phosphor Stamp Paper
Number of Stamps per Sheet: 25
Special Blocks: Plate/imprint blocks could be obtained by purchasing at least six stamps from a sheet. Barcode, value blocks and logo blocks could be obtained by purchasing at least two stamps from a sheet. Barcode blocks were available in both A and B format.
Garments that defy all preconceptions, performances that draw gasps of awe and astonishment, music that takes your breath away… this is the World of WearableArt, an exhilarating feast for the senses, an inspiring experience for the soul.
The wonderful Montana World of WearableArt (WOW) Awards Show is celebrated every year. Ever since its first appearance in Nelson in 1987, WOW has electrified audiences and critics alike. Today, it is an internationally acclaimed seven-night theatrical extravaganza - an achievement we applauded with this gorgeous range of five new stamps.
The hugely successful WOW Awards attracts entries from New Zealand and around the world, with performers ranging from magicians and ballroom dancers to aerial artists and opera singers.
We celebrated the diversity and colour of this wonderful unique event with a lavish first day cover.
And for the perfect collecting complement, a presentation pack was also available which contained information on each of the stamps as well as copies of the first day cover and five stamps.
The WOW limited edition was an insight into this multi-award winning event, which has enthralled audiences for over 17 years. With information on the garments, their designers and the history of the Awards, this exclusive product was a highly sought-after collectors item (only 2,000 were produced).
0.45 New Zealand Dollar - Dragon Fish
0.90 New Zealand Dollar - Persephone’s Descent
1.35 New Zealand Dollar - Meredian
1.50 New Zealand Dollar - Taunga ika
2.00 New Zealand Dollar - Cailleach Na Mara