New Zealand's Marlborough Express
reports, "The first independent New Zealand postal stamp from 1898 was the inspiration for boutique Marlborough winery Walnut Block Wines' award-winning label. The stamp is about as old as the Wairau Valley wine company's namesake walnut tree that stands at the heart of the vineyard."
Acdcording to the article by Michael Berry, "Director Clyde Sowman said he was no stamp collector, but had seen the stamp before and had always loved the design. Mr Sowman took the concept to Blenheim graphic designer Alex Lloyd, who designed the label."
"I thought it was very New Zealand and we were looking for a stamp that represented some New Zealand history and also tied in with the age of the [walnut] tree," Sowman is quoted as saying.
Shown above, wine label and the stamp that "inspired" it.
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