Date of Issue: 5 November 2008
Denominations: 50c, $1.00, $1.50, $2.00, $2.50.
$50c – Sir Edmund Hillary
$1.00 – Mount Everest
$1.50 – Trans-Antarctic Expedition
$2.00 – Himalayan Trust
$2.50 – Knight of the Garter
When Sir Ed died in January 2008, New Zealand lost its greatest hero – a man who, despite his daring and sometimes dangerous exploits, remained humble and unassuming to the end. Described as the ‘quintessential Kiwi’, he epitomised our ‘can do’ attitude, tackling every challenge with tenacity, grit and a belief that nothing was impossible. In this special commemorative stamp series we pay tribute to this great man and his extraordinary achievements.