Stamp 1946 New Zealand 1/2d Peace and Tranquillity Lake Matheson – off paper
1946 Peace series
Lake Matheson and Southern Alps, including Mt Cook and part of the Fox Glacier.
For the commemorative stamp set of 1946 the theme of peace and victory was adopted following the conclusion of the Second World War.
Bradbury Wilkinson printed the 1d and 2d stamps, Waterlow & Sons the 1/2d, 3d, 4d, 5d, 6d, 8d and 9d values with Harrison & Sons printing the 1 1/2d and 1s stamps. All stamps were recess printed except the 1 1/2d and 1s values which were printed by photogravure.