New Zealand National Stamp Exhibition & Nations’ Challenge
& 14th National Philatelic Literature Exhibition
23 – 25 October 2015
TSB Bank Arena, 4 Queens Wharf, Wellington
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Latest news (updated 28 October 2015)
Register your interest
Prospectus and exhibitor entry form (Updated 27 March 2015)
Literature exhibition prospectus
Bulletin 1 (November 2014)
Bulletin 2 (March 2015)
Bulletin 3 (August 2015)
Product order form(6 November 2015)
Welcome to The Capital Stamp Show 2015
Wellington has been the capital city of New Zealand since Parliament moved here from Auckland in 1865. Wellington Philatelic Society, host for the show, considered 150 years of Government in Wellington was a good reason to celebrate with a National Stamp Exhibition to include a challenge between New Zealand and other nations.
The exhibition was open at the following times:
|Friday 23 October||10:00 am – 5:00 pm|
|Saturday 24 October||10:00 am – 5:00 pm|
|Sunday 25 October||10:00am – 4:00 pm|
Update 27 October 2015
All over bar the shouting
The show is now over. The doors closed at 4:00pm on Sunday 25 October on what appears ot have been a very successful exhibition. The entries from overseas, supported by our local exhibitors ensured the material was everything we had hoped it would be. Some of the overseas exhibits were particularly eye-opening.
The specially overprinted miniature sheets available at the show sold well but there are a number left which can now be purchased. We also have a some of our CAL products remaining on sale. Please check our latest product form.
Update 18 October 2015
Less than five days to go!
The organising committee is putting the last things in place for the opening on Friday 23 October.
Early on Thursday a group of volunteers will be erecting the exhibition frames ready for the exhibits to be mounted later in the morning. Dealers booths, the front counter, reading area and the Youth Court will be prepared and shortly after midday the jury will be starting their judging of exhibits.
All in readiness for the official opening by Mayor Celia Wade-Brown at 10:00am on Friday.
NEW product available at the show!
The organising committee has arranged overprinting of miniature sheets from the booklets produced by New Zealand Post for the ‘Spirit of Anzac’ 2015 World War One Centenary issue. These will be available to people at the show.
When you purchase a Show catalogue a complementary miniature sheet (selling at $5) will will also be provided as long as stocks last. Other miniature sheets will also be available (see the miniature sheet product list).
Robert Samuel Memorial Lectures 26 October
Check the programme at Robert Samuel Memorial Lectures Programme and make sure of your tickets. For catering purposes we need to have confirmed numbers no later than Friday 23 October. Entry is by ticket only and the $25 covers morning tea and lunch. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your order.
Update 29 August 2015
Entries have now closed
The extension of the closing date provided an opportunity for a number of people to add an exhibit. The organising committee was pleased they have been able to accept all entries received. There will be 538 competitive frames on display and 43 invited frames. The Nations Challenge entries include many highly regarded international exhibits many of which we would not otherwise see in New Zealand.
Bulletin 3 and new products
Bulletin 3 has been distributed to societies and can now be found on this website. Among other things it details our third series of CALs and related products as well as a special, very limited, commemorative cover. Check below for details.
16 dealers to be present
A strong dealer representation will be present selling and buying. For a full list check Bulletin 3.
Palmares and Robert Samuel Memorial Lectures 2015
Tickets for both events are now on sale. These are limited (due to venue capacity) so be in quick. Order using the latest Product order form.
Update 3 July 2015
Closing date extension
We still have space for more entries and have decided to extend the closing date to give you a chance to consider entering an exhibit or an additional exhibit.
The new closing date is 25 July 2015.
Remember, this exhibition is the first that provides for 2-frame exhibits. This could be a great opportunity for you to try out that exhibit you have been planning but haven’t quite yet got the material for 3 or more frames.
Special meeting 26 October
The special meeting of the Wellington Philatelic Society described in Bulletin 2 is going ahead. Six prominent overseas philatelists will be presenting the 2015 Robert Samuel Memorial Lectures.
Make sure your travel arrangements allow you to stay over that extra day after the show to take part in this event. More details will be provided in Bulletin 3 scheduled for release in August.
Update 27 March 2015
Thailand has confirmed its entry into the Nations Challenge raising the number to six.
The Emirates Philatelic Association has confirmed it will be coming to The Capital Stamp Show 2015. At this time we cannot confirm it will be entering the challenge but it will be provide some additional entries of material we would rarely see here.
Bulletin 2 and new product
Bulletin 2 has been distributed to societies and can now be found on this website. Among other things it details our second series of CALs and related products. Check elsewhere below for details.
Update 21 March 2015
We are pleased to advise that Canada and China have accepted our invitation to take part in the Nations Challenge. We are still involved in discussions with some other countries but it is very pleasing to have five confirmed entries (Australia, United States, Canada, China and, of course, New Zealand).
Australia has appointed a new commissioner, David Benson of New South Wales.
Contact details for Canada, China and for David Benson can be found in the Prospectus (updated 27 March 2015).
The 14th New Zealand National Philatelic Literature Exhibition is to be held in conjunction with The Capital Stamp Show 2015. All competitive entries will be judged prior to the Stamp Show and they, along with a wide range of non-competitive literature, will be available for viewing at the show.
Full details can be found in the Literature Exhibition Prospectus.
New classes and amendments to exhibit criteria
The NZ Philatelic Federation has decided that for future exhibitions multi-frame adult classes can have 2-frames as a minimum. The organising committee has agreed to adopt this decision for The Capital Stamp Show.