Stamp issue - Millennium Firsts

These high quality 'Millennium Firsts' gold foiled stamps, along with the gold foiled 'Millennium First Chatham Islands stamp', were the first to have an association with, and be taken over as official stamps of the Chatham Islands Postal Service.

The stamps were initially issued in conjunction with a Millennium celebrations on the Chatham Islands with the majority issued used on FDC's recognising Guinness Book of Records endorsed Millennium Firsts.

 

A number of sheets were destroyedwith the remaining stock coming into the hands of the Chatham Islands Postal Service who have released the small amount of remaining stock for use by CIPS. We suggest that interested collectors obtain this sheet while they can, along with any loose stamps that are on offer and before they too becom e scarce , and appreciate in value even further.


Year of 
Issue 
No. of Stamps
 Issued 
Type
Stamp Details
2000
Catalogue 
Value
Mint 
2011
Catalogue 
Value
Cancelled / Used (C) or Mint (M) Unused
Stamp or Stamp Sheet
Image
 
2000 1000 Stamp
(Now scarce)
Chatham Islands
Millennium Firsts
First Land to See the Sun

Mt Hakepa, Pitt Island

$2 Stamp
(Gold foiled)
NZ$2.00
NZ$8.50 (c)
NZ$12.50 (m)


stamp10

2000 1000 Stamp
(Now scarce
Special Millennium Issue
Chatham Islands
Millennium Firsts
First Object to see the Sun
International Space Station
$20 stamp
(Gold foiled)
NZ$20 NZ$14.50 (c)
NZ$27.50 (m)
1stobject
2000 1000 Stamp
(Now scarce)
Special
Millennium Issue
Chatham Islands
Millennium Firsts
First People
  Ngai Tahu
$5.00 stamp
(Gold foiled)
NZ$5 NZ$11.50 (c)
NZ$16 (m)
 
1stngaitahu
2000 1000 Stamp
(Now scarce)
Special
Millennium Issue
Chatham Islands
Millennium Firsts
First Horse Race & Horse Delivered Mail
$1.25 stamp

(Gold foiled)
NZ$1.25 NZ$8.50 (c)
NZ$12.50 (m)
1sthorserace 
2000 1000 Stamp
(Now scarce)
Special
Millennium Issue
Chatham Islands
Millennium Firsts
First Beer
80 cents stamp
(Gold foiled)
NZ$1.00 NZ$8.50 (c)
NZ$12.50 (m)
stamp2
2000 1000 Stamp
(Now scarce)
Special
Millennium Issue

Chatham Islands
Millennium Firsts
First Yacht Race
$10 stamp

(Gold foiled)
NZ$10 NZ$9.00 (c)
NZ$21.50 (m)
1styachtrace 
2000 1000 Stamp
(Now scarce)
  Special
Millennium Issue
Chatham Islands
Millennium Firsts
First Police
80 cents stamp
(Gold foiled)
 
NZ$1.00 NZ$8.50 (c)
NZ$12.50 (m)
 
1stpolice 
2000 1000 Stamp
(Now scarce)
Special
Millennium Issue
Chatham Islands
Millennium Firsts
First Air Mail
$2000 stamp - Cost of FDC mailing ex the US in the 31st Dec 1999 across the international date line - Y2K cancelled
(Gold foiled)
 

NZ$20
NZ$14.50 (c)
NZ$27.50 (m)
  
1stairmail 
2000
1000
Stamp sheet
(Now scarce)
Special
Millennium Issue
Chatham Islands
Millennium Firsts
Presentation Numbered
Gold Foiled
Complete Stamps Sheet
8 Different Stamps (as above)
NZ$60
  NZ$145 mill1stsheet 

   


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