On the day of the Expo 2010 opening ceremony in Shanghai, New Zealand Post has issued an innovative set of commemorative stamps.
The set is designed to capture some of the similarities that exist between the cultures of New Zealand and China.
Described on New Zealand Post's website as "innovative yet elegantly classical", the stamps depict a series of scenes that connect with the Expo and its theme of 'Better City, Better Life'.
The New Zealand pavilion explores the New Zealand lifestyle and the Expo's theme through 'Cities of Nature, Living between Land and Sky'.
It is those special features of a stunning New Zealand pavilion that have inspired the designs in the five stamps that make up the set. Each stamp depicts a scene in both New Zealand and China, resulting in a product that is twice the size of the standard New Zealand postage stamp.