Mount Egmont, North Island, New Zealand.
There are no historically recorded eruptions for this volcano
and the Smithsonian catalog gives no indication of the magnitudes of past
An eruption in 1755 AD has been tentatively identified through
dendrochronology (tree-ring counting).
The stamp illustrated on the left below was issued on May
1st, 1935, it was reissued slightly larger and new watermark and perf in
1936 and 1941 (right).
The next stamp was in photogravure, issued in 1971
I was recently informed that the mountain behind the ship
in the following classic stamps, nicknamed the "Universal" and
the "Dominion" depicted Mount Egmont.
A detailed study of the "universal" can be found
web site run by Roly Runciman.
The following stamps were overprinted for Aitutaki
The following stamp was overprinted for Samoa
The volcano is also called Taranaki
Souvenir sheet below was issued for Palmpex in 1999
Below is close-up of stamp from souvenir sheet.
The next is a souvenir sheet for Tarapex, 2008
The following is a single stamp issued for Tarapex 2008
The next two stamps were issued as self adhesives.
On the left, the 11 ½ perf and printed by Southern
Colour Print in Dunedin, NZ, on the right the 10 perf booklet issue produced
by SP Canbec, Australia. Note also the distinctive color difference.
Two stamps below were issued by Universal Mail, New Zealand
Next stamp shows the Kaiauai river with Egmont in the background.
The next stamp shows the "Three sisters" (I think)
Postcard below courtesy of Lisa Heiman
The following shows the lighthouse and has some sparkly material
representing the light.
The next is from a "Tiki Tour" sheet of New Zealand
issued in 2009
The next is a back-of-the-book duck stamp
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