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Stephen says –
Welcome to this January newsletter – the first of 2021. Another year gone and many would say good riddance. 2020 was all about the virus, and we are all looking forward to 2021 which we hope can only be better. We are very lucky in NZ compare with most of the rest of the world. Many of us are little affected with what is happening around the world, but it is difficult to travel overseas. So, instead off travelling overseas a lot of the surplus money is been spent on new cars, fixing up the house and hobbies.
Covid 19 – Mail
Many postal administrations are back up and running, so my purchases from overseas are not taking the months to arrive in NZ they were a few months ago. But, with the restrictions in flights resulting from Covid-19, mail to and from New Zealand continues to be disrupted. The New Zealand Post website – https://www.nzpost.co.nz/contact-support/international-delivery-updates is regularly updated. This shows mail is being sent by sea to a number of countries and service is still not available to some 49 countries at the time I write this.
Covid 19 – Stamp trade
Having attended a couple of stamp auctions in the later part of last year, I saw how popular our hobby still is, with good attendances and strong bidding. Also, the roaring trade dealers appeared to do over the lockdown period hasn’t really showed down much with some stamp accessorises still in short supply.
It appears society meetings are pretty well back to normal with visiting speakers now able to travel around again. Some […]