• Federation executive
  • Federation website
  • Federation awards
  • Judges Association
  • Federation meetings 2002
  • Robert Samuel Memorial Lecture
  • NZ National Philatelic Trust
  • Exhibition notes

Federation Executive

At the Annual General meeting held in Christchurch on 10 November 2001 Keith Griffiths of Auckland was elected president to take over from Jeff Long who had stood down after three years as president. David Fentress was re-elected as secretary and Sandra List of Hamilton was appointed as treasurer replacing Robert Duns.

There have also been several changes to the regional delegates with John Waller of Hamilton replacing Keith Griffiths in the Northern Region and, as previously noted, Jenny Banfield replaced Robin Gwynn in the Central region. In the Southern Region Myra Luxton has stood down as delegate but a replacement delegate has still to be confirmed.

Federation Website

Since our last newsletter 36 ‘pages’ on the web have been altered, 2 added and 3 removed. Currently we have 93 ‘pages’ on the site. As at November 7 the count of hits had reached 2636 since the counter was activated.

The webmaster reports that a number of pages are now out of date and Societies are once again urged to update their details as soon as possible. A small number of societies have still not provided any information and accordingly are urged to avail themselves of the service.

Federation Awards

The following awards were announced by the President at the AGM.

Philatelist of the Year – Jean Deverell
Deserving Philatelists – Ian Burtt, Monica Comrie, Bruce Graves, Tony Thackery, Don Walker
Youth Philatelist of the Year – Matthew Gainsford

Our congratulations to these philatelists and thanks for their efforts leading to the awards.

Judges Association

Bruce Marshall has been appointed Secretary and can be contacted at P O Box 3212, Hawkes Bay Mail Centre, NAPIER 4015.

Jeff Long of Christchurch is currently acting as Education Officer.

A judging course is to be held on 23-24 February 2002 at the Community Centre, Ngahine Street, Paraparaumu. Enrolment enquiries should be addressed to Norman Banfield at 14 Rata Road, Raumati Beach 6010, phone 04 299 6639, e-mail [email protected]

Federation Meetings 2002

1st meeting 7/8 April North Shore, Auckland (immediately following Northpex 2002)
2nd meeting 30 June Palmerston North
3rd meeting 8/9 November Wellington
AGM 9 November hosted by Wellington Philatelic Society

Robert Samuel Memorial Lecture

To commemorate the late Robert Samuel’s involvement with the Philatelic Foundation from 1973-2001 and his contribution to philately in Christchurch and throughout New Zealand, the Philatelic Foundation of Christchurch has established a fund to finance a series of philatelic lectures.

Such lectures may be held annually and will be recorded for publication.

At a national level Robert had previously suggested that a visiting speaker(s) be financed to travel to New Zealand and provide a series of philatelic lectures. That suggestion never came to fruition. The Robert Samuel Memorial Lecture is a development from that concept.

The publication of the lectures will also reflect Robert’s interest in philatelic literature.

The fund will be administered by the Committee of the Foundation and will be established with an initial sum of $5000. Additions to this fund will be welcome.

New Zealand National Philatelic Trust

New Delegate and Secretary

D John Wilson has been appointed as Federation delegate in place of Jeff Long who has stepped down from Federation executive. John has been nominated as the Trust Secretary. Contact details are:
D John Wilson
P O Box 315
Phone 03 688 0343 (home) 03 688 8267 (work), Fax 03 688 8151.

2001 Grants from Trust

The trustees have approved the following grants in the year 2001.

$2000 Robin Gwynn for FIP Traditional Commission meeting in Madrid
$850 Marlborough Stamp Collectors Club for “Art in Miniature” exhibition

$1000 grant and $500 loan (repaid) PYC for July 2001 North Island Stamp Camp
$500 Association of NZ Philatelic Judges for costs of the judges manual
$1300 Central Districts Philatelic Trust for storage of exhibition frames
$450 NZPF for updating the Federation resource Kit
$1200 Wellington Regional Stamp Show

$3000 Association of Philatelic Judges for staging judges seminars

$2000 Northpex 2002 seed funding loan
$1900 Royal PS/NZPF for Federation news in the NZ Stamp Collector

$1400 PYC for production of Fun Philately newsletters.

Exhibition Notes

Northpex 2002

The planning and organisation for this exhibition which is due to be held at the North Shore Events Centre, Glenfield from 5-7 April is moving forward accroding to programme. To date applications have been received for in excess of 525 frames and organisers believe that by the time applications close at the end of January the total could be over 600. Accepotances will be confirmed to exhibitors in the near future.

The Northpex 2002 cocktail party will be held 7:00 – 8:30pm on Thursday 4 April at Fairway Lodge directly behind the Events Centre. Finger food will be served and tickets are now available at a cost of $20 per person.

The Northpex 2002 Palmares is to be held in the Conference Lounge at the North Shore Events Centre (on the first floor) on Saturday 6 April commencing with pre-dinner drinks at 7:00pm and dinner to be served at 7:30pm. The ticket price has been set at $500 per person. The price includes pre-dinner drinks, three course dinner with wine and fruit juice at the table.

Ticklets for both functions can be ordered by contacting the organising committee through P O Box 34-253, Birkenhead, North Shore City.

Canberra Stamp Show – Interstate Challenge

Teams have now been selected to represent New Zealand in the challenge as follows:

North Island Team:
Alistair Waller

[Youth], Ann Still [Social], Annette Stark [Novice], Don Richardson [Postal History], Norman Banfield [Postal Stationery], Tony Thackery [First Day Covers]

South Island Team:
Amber Everett [Youth], Doug South [Thematic], John Wilson [Traditional], Steve McLachlan [Postal History], Yvonne Benson [Social], to be advised [Novice]

Kiwipex 06

An application has been received from Canpex 2000 to hold an exhibition in Christchurch in November 2006 to commemorate the Centenary of the Christchurch Exhibition of 1906.

Exhibitions 2004 and 2005

The possibility of an exhibition or exhibitions to be held in the Auckland/North Shore areas in 2004 and 2005 are currently under consideration by the Northern Association and the North Shore Philatelic Society and their respective decisions should be made in the near future.

Exhibiting overseas

Exhibitors should ensure commissioners are advised of any animal or vegetable matter included in their exhibits eg wood, feathers, wool, etc so that potential problems can be obviated when exhibits are being carried overseas. All relevant documentation should be provided. Prospective exhibitors should also ensure the size of pages being used complies with the maximum height as laid down in the exhibition prospectus. Commissioners have advised of mounting problems as result of oversize pages.

Commissioner Appointments

The following have been nominated as commissioners for forthcoming exhibitions:

Melbourne 2002 Jeff Long
Taipei 2002 Ross Marshall
China 2003 Jeff Long
Bangkok 2003 Bryan Ogier

Exhibition Results – 2001 Centennial Stamp Show, Brisbane

Terry Allan, Large Silver (72)
Allan Berry, Large Vermeil (80) + Special Prize
Alistair Gow, Large Silver (72)
Keith Griffiths, Gold (85) + Special Prize
Rob Hunt, Silver (68)
Julie Ingram, Large Vermeil (Youth) (81)
Len Jury, Vermeil (78)
Jeff Long, Vermeil (75)
Bruce Marshall, Gold (88)
Bruce Marshall, Large Vermeil (84)
Deanne Parsons, Vermeil (Youth) (79)
Robert Samuel, Vermeil (77)
Barry Scott, Large Vermeil (80)
Steven Shimmin, Vermeil (78)
T-K Shinn, Silver (Youth) (68)
Doug South, Gold (86) + Special Prize
Tony Thackery, Large Silver (73)
Harold Waite, Vermeil (78)
Paul Wales, Large Vermiel (82) + Special Prize
Paul Wales, Large Silver (70)
Jillian Williams, Silver Bronze (64)
Post Cards
Fred Howell, Bronze
Bill Main, Silver

Our congratulations to all exhibitors.

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