Scott #671(a-d), Perf 15×14, December 14, 1994
designed by Julian Vasarhelyi
stamp size 48.26×31.75mm
printed in sheets of 16 stamps (4 blocks)
a. Treasure Island; b. Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde;
c. Kidnapped; d. Stevenson, tomb, inscription*
Home is the sailor, home from the sea,
And the hunter home from the hill.
from Stevenson's Underwoods, 1887:
Under the wide and starry sky,
Dig the grave and let me lie.
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will.
This be the verse you grave for me:
Official First Day Cover
Niue, internally self-governing island state in free association with New Zealand. It is the westernmost of the Cook Islands but is administratively separate from them. Niue lies 1,340 miles (2,156 km) northeast of Auckland and 240 miles (385 km) east of Vava'u, Tonga, in the south-central Pacific. The capital is Alofi. Area 100 square miles (260 square km). Pop. (1994 est.) 2,200. [locator map]Encyclopaedia Britannica