NZ Revenues

Where the "Back of the Book" comes 1st

Welcome to NZ Revenues

Over the past 15 years there has been an increasing interest in New Zealand Revenue Stamps as many traditional postage stamp collectors look for new collecting challenges.

The New Zealand Revenues website was established to provide collectors with a comprehensive online reference source for stamps from “The Back of the Book”, complete with colour scans, up-to-date market information relating to sales of scarcer items, consolidated catalogue references from the 4 major listers of NZ Revenue Stamps, printing varieties for the specialist collector, an album to dispay your NZ Revenue collection in asn printed catalogues and guides for the specialist collector.

The development of this site is still in progress with new information and scans being added weekly, however once complete, users of this site will have available to thema.

  1. A reference source andcolourscans of all stamps used for revenue purposes in New Zealand.  —– Complete October 2012
  2. A guide to the values of these stamps in the many conditions they exist — Complete October 2012
  3. A place to purchase examples ofNew ZealandRevenue stamps —- New Stamps added as they become available
  4. A place to list any items you may have on your “Wants” list —- Available Now. Please e-mail any stamps you would like added to the list to
  • 5. For the first time the place to purchase exclusive publications such as….
    • **** NZ Revenues Stamp Album ( available in 2 volumes)
    • The Complete Guide to the 1880 Queen Victoria Longtypes
    • **** The 1880 Queen Victoria Longtype Colour Catalogue

Click HERE for more information on these publications.

**** Progress updates*****

There have been several significant sales of NZ Revenue Stamps in recent months and prices for hard to find items are very good! These include…

25/- QVLT FINE PAID – on document tied with 5 Pound QVLT (unpunched) – $NZ2210 – July 2016 (Trademe)

4/- QVLT PASSPORT FEE + 2 x 2/- George V Admiral PASSPORT FEE on piece – $NZ4300 – June 2016 (Trademe)

In the October 2016 Mowbrays International Auction the QVLT FINE PAIDS were the star performers with 35/- unpunched selling for $NZ2228, 9 Pounds unpunched $NZ2931, 30 Pounds unpunched $NZ4924 and 40 Pounds unpunched $NZ6566. All prices include 15% Buyers Premium.

Also in the same auction a demonstration/specimen piece dated 1/1/67 (first day of issue) with no monetary value but the word VALUE written in the top panel. Clearly a demonstration piece showing how the new Revenue Stamps should be cancelled. $NZ4221 including Buyers Premium.


***** New images have been uploaded for…

10 Pounds QVLT FINE PAID (Courtesy of Walter Gill)

25/- QVLT FINE PAID (Image obtained off Trademe)

1935 Pictorials 8d Tuatara FINE PAID (Courtesy of Ashford Stamps)

4/- Orange QVLT PASSPORT FEE  (Image obtained off Trademe)


I gratefully acknowledge the following Revenue collectors for images they have provided from their collections – John Crossfor Railway Charges, Game Bird Habitat and various other revenues, Aussie Robson for Employment Revenues, David Smitham for Railway Freight Charges, Michael Chong for Beer Duty stamps and Walter Gill for many hard to find Queen Victoria Long Types.


Feedback on the site is always welcome – please use the Contact Us area for your comments, questions and suggestions.


Thanks for looking and I hope you will find the site interesting and informative.


Andrew Spence – November 2016