• Exhibition news
  • FIP Commissions and NZ
  • Te Papa display 2005 Stamped
  • Stamp promotion in 2005
  • News from the 2004 NZPF AGM

Exhibition News

Results from Singapore 2004

This was a full international exhibition, so congratulations are due to:

Gerald Ellott Royal Navy Seamen Concession Rate Letters 1795-1903 (Gold with Felicitations)

and Large Vermeil winners:

Ross Marshall Poland Postal rates 1919-1925 (postal history)
Paul Yap Ceylon Victorian Postal Stationery (postal stationery)
Doug South Our Feathered Friends (thematics)

Results from the Swan River 2004 Stampshow (Fremantle)

This was an Australian national exhibition with fifteen exhibits from NZ. Six of these constituted NZ’s entry in the Tri-Nations Challenge between NZ, Australia and Thailand. This was won by Australia with 545 points, followed by Thailand with 505 points and NZ 483 points.

Colin Larsen won gold and a special prize with The 1898 NZ Pictorials

Norman Banfield also won gold with Russia Airmail Rates and Routes 1922-1950

and Julie Ingram took out a vermeil with her Useful Hands entry in the Youth class.

Baypex 2004

Baypex has only just concluded and was a very successful exhibition with over 600 competitive frames, plus invited displays, a range of dealers and a good number of visitors due to the very effective marketing campaign. Well done to the combined Hastings Stamp Collectors Club and the Napier-based Hawkes Bay Philatelic Society on their first national exhibition.

Upcoming N Z Exhibitions

There is an interesting programme of up coming exhibitions in NZ over the next few years, so for those of you who like exhibiting or just looking, or adding to your collections, get out your diaries.

NZ National Philatelic Literature, 25 June 2005, Palmerston North
NEW ZEALAND 2005, 17 – 20 November, North Shore Events Centre, Auckland
KIWIPEX 2006 (FIAP support), 2 – 5 November 2006 Christchurch
NORTHLAND 2007, 31 March – 4 April 2007, (traditional, postal stationery, social, one-frame classes only). It is likely other national classes will be part of another exhibition in the same year.
TARAPEX 2008 (incorporating the Australasian Challenge)

Upcoming Overseas Exhibitions

Pacific Explorer (Sydney), 21 – 24 April 2005, Commissioner Keith Griffiths
Taipei 2005, 19-24 August 2005, Commissioner Keith Griffiths
Vietnam 2005, August (unconfirmed), Commissioner Jeff Long
Nordia 2005, 26 – 29 May 2005, No Commissioner
Canberra Stamp Show, March 2006
Washington ’06, 27 May – 3 June 2006, Commissioner Don Richardson
Dubai 2006, no details yet

FIP Commissions and NZ

Norman Banfield has been elected as Secretary of the FIP Literature Commission.

Norman also presented a paper at the meeting of the AIEP (the association of philatelic experts) in Singapore about the Expert Committee of the Royal Philatelic Society of New Zealand. This covered some of the history, items expertised, reference collection, statistics, and some illustrations of items expertised.

Te Papa Display 2005 Stamped

Stamped is the preliminary title of a major exhibition to be held at Te Papa in Wellington in 2005 in time to coincide with the issuing of the first N Z stamps. The exhibition will run from June 24 to November 20. There will be no charge for entry.

Four segments are proposed:

  • nineteenth century postage stamps and postal systems;
  • internal and external communications;
  • New Zealand’s face to the world;
  • stamp design and production.

It seems increasingly likely that there will be material from the Queen’s collection on display. Robin Gwynn has been heavily involved in the whole concept, and has negotiated the loan of a number of high quality items from private collectors, both in NZ and overseas. There will also be associated displays and events in Te Papa’s library and in the Discovery Centres. New Zealand Post will be marking the issue of NZ’s fIrst stamps with some special issues, and has involved various philatelists in the selection of ideas for designs. It would be sensible to make sure you will be in Wellington for at least a few days while the exhibition is on!

Stamp Promotion in 2005

Not that promotion should be restricted to this year, just that there will be a special effort during the 2005 year as it will be 150 years since NZ issued its first postage stamps.

Some of the ideas we have heard to date include:

  • the Central Region of Federation is aiming to have at least ten one-frame exhibits photocopied and available for clubs to use in malls or libraries etc to promote stamp collecting and their club. These may be borrowed for just the cost of postage.
  • one club is offering a year’s free membership as a promotion
  • some clubs have asked for a getting started workshop for people thinking about developing an exhibit. If this idea appeals to your members, please let your regional representative know
  • check the NZPF website. It is updated frequently – are your club details up to date?
  • the Manawatu Philatelic Society will shortly have listings of literature entries from the recent literature exhibitions they have held
News from the 2004 NZPF AGM

Jenny Banfteld has been elected as the incoming President. Dave Fentress has been re-elected as the Federation Secretary, and Sandra List will continue as the Federation Treasurer.

A more extensive report on the final meeting for the year and the AGM will be available for the next report.

Want more info?

Further details on any of the above topics are available from Jeff Long at:[email protected]

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