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The Rink de Paris will celebrate its closing season on Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday. Professor Manola, the famous Australian athlete and magician, lately performing at the Palace T*ink, Christ-church, has been specially engaged for the three nights. The Brass Viand will be m attendance each evenThere has just been completed to the order I of the New Zealand (Government Insurance Department a set of dies for the manufacture of postage stamps, which are shortly to be brought into use by the management. For some jLitne past the Department has paid a fixed sun-> each year oij account of the communications which ha»/o bepn "transmitted through the Post Office, but aftor tho New Year stamps will be used, and the Department will only contribute revenue according to the exact puantity of postal matter which is sent away. There are to be six denominations, viz., halfpenny, penny, twopence, threepence, sixpence, and one.shilling. Each stani}* m similar m shape to the current penny adlioslvti, but the centre is taken up with a lighthouse, t.]}<s mys from which, fall upon the words "State .Security," below which appears the letters "V.R." The words "Government Insurance Department" are »pon the upper border, whilv the word " Depaitin/iiit " is shown upon the lower one. The valii9 '$( stich, stamp is shown upon the perpendicular boi'dtrs, The design was prepared by Mr W. B. U'lidstou, iiuci^tfuy of the Department, and the engraving was executed by Mr A. E. Cousins, late of the firm of Bock and Co.. Both gentlemen are # says the "Post,'' entitled to great credit for there share m a :?<";• T.y'.&p p:^cc yf -v-rk,

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2510, 5 September 1890

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Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2510, 5 September 1890