UNION ROTOITI

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The "Union Rotoiti" is a Trans-Tasman container vessel operated by the Union Steamship company of New Zealand. It was built in 1977 at Wyalla in Australia and has a sister ship, the "Union Rotorua".  In 1989 New Zealand Post issued a set of 6 stamps entitled "Heritage-the Sea" and the $1.50 shipping value featured a view of the "Union Rotoiti".

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ROTOITI 1    1989 Maxi-card of the "Union Rotoiti" postmarked first day of issue.     US$3

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ROTOITI 2    1989 Maxi-card of "Union Rotoiti" with ship cachet and signed by Captain.     US$5

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