New Zealanders have always been known for their inventiveness their uncanny ability to think of ingeniously clever ways of doing things with the bare minimum of resources.
It's not surprising really; the Polynesian and European pioneers who settled this country had little choice but to think laterally, act practically and never, never give up!
Kiwis have a remarkable history of turning great ideas into reality creating 'world first' products and techniques that transform the lives of people and businesses around the world. These five stamps feature five of New Zealand's most successful inventions:
First New Zealand Electric Fence - 50c
Spreadable Butter - $1.00
Mountain Buggy - $1.50
Hamilton Waterjet - $2.00
Tranquilliser Gun - $2.50
Issue date: 1 August 2007