Story: Introduced land birds

Pigeon-post stamps (2nd of 2)

Pigeon-post stamps

The stamps of the pigeon-post service to Great Barrier Island were the first airmail stamps in the world. The bottom stamp was for a similar service to Marotere Island in the Hen and Chickens group.

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: MA_I.006721 (top); MA_I.006720 (centre); MA_I.006722 (bottom); ;

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How to cite this page:

Christina Troup, 'Introduced land birds - Pigeons and doves', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 January 2022)

Story by Christina Troup, published 24 Nov 2008, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015