SPIRIT OF NEW ZEALAND
The "Spirit Of New Zealand" is a steel built barquentine, square rigged on the foremast. She is operated by the Auckland based Spirit of Adventure Trust Board and operates as a Sail training vessel for Secondary School students and handicapped people from throughout New Zealand. Adult voyages are also held.
SPIRIT NZ 1 1986 Official Spirit Trust Board cover for Launch of vessel. US$5
Note: The postmark is a Official NZ Post Office special cancellation featuring the "Spirit of New Zealand" and was applied at Auckland on the 24th February 1986.
SPIRIT NZ 2 1986 plain cover with pictorial cancellation for launch of vessel. US$3
Note: this cover shows at left an enlargement of the pictorial postmark.
SPIRIT NZ 3 1986 Official Spirit Trust Board cover for Launch of vessel. US$5
Note: The above example has been signed by the captain of the "Spirit of New Zealand" and also has the two ship's cachets applied.
The photo at right shows Captain Nigel autographing some of the above covers
SPIRIT NZ 4 2001 (January 18th) cover posted during visit to Lyttelton. US$3
The above photo shows the "Spirit of New Zealand" on its January 18th, 2001 visit to Lyttelton.
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