In this third stamp series on Shells of the Pitcairn islands, the Pitcairn Administration has selected four shells to highlight this species:
40c Terebra maculate The largest of
this Genus, this shell grows to 250mm and is pale tan and white in
purple-brown blotches on each whorl. This heavy shell is common in the
80c Terebra subulata Cream in colour,
this species is also common in the Indo-Pacific. It grows to 160mm, is
in shape and carries dark brown blotches on the body whorl.
$1.20 Terebra crenulata This is a thick, solid shell that grows to 120mm in length. Described as oatmeal in colour, it carries spiral rows of red-brown dots along the entire body whorl. Found in the Indo-Pacific.
$3.00 Terebra dimidiate Distinctive orange-red colouring identifies this species which grows from 30-130mm in length. Fairly solid with a smooth, shiny surface, this shell is common and again located in the Indo-Pacific.
|Release Date :||21 January 2004|
|Denominations (NZD) :||40c, 80c, $1.20, $3.00|
|Stamp Illustration:||Sue Williams, United Kingdom|
|Stamp Design :||Denise Durkin, New Zealand|
|Printer :||SNP Print, Australia|
|Process :||Offset Lithography|
|Paper :||Tullis Russell stamp paper|
|Stamp Size :||44.71mm x 26mm|
|Perforation Gauge :||TBA|
|First Day Cover :||$6.40 with four stamps|