• Exhibitions
  • Exhibiting classes
  • A welcome to a new member
  • Charities Act
  • Southern Skis Stamp Camp 2007
  • Upcoming federation meetings


Upcoming New Zealand exhibitions

There is an interesting programme of exhibitions coming up for those of you who like exhibiting or just looking, or adding to your collections.

HUTTPEX 2007 Aug 31-Sept 2 2007 Lower Hutt (Postal History, Thematics, Youth, Revenues, Maximaphily, Aero, Polar, First Day Covers) Note that entries are still being accepted even though the official date has now passed.

10th NZ National Philatelic Literature Exhibition, 30 June 2007 (Central Districts Philatelic Trust)

TARAPEX 2008, 7-9 Nov 2008 (incorporating the Australasian Challenge)

TIMPEX 2009, Sept/Oct 2009m, Timaru

Northland 2007

Northland 2007 is now history – a very successful exhibition, with a bit of interesting weather thrown in! This was a very good example of what a smallish provincial centre can do with local support and a very willing Committee.Congratulations!

Upcoming Overseas Exhibitions

Sydney Stamp Expo 2007, National, 15-17 June 2007, Commissioner/Judge Tony Thackery
St Petersburg 2007, FIP, 19-25 June 2007, Commissioner Norman Banfield
Bangkok 2007, FIAP, 3-12 Aug 2007, Commissioner David Loe
Canberra Stampshow 2008, National, 15-17 Mar 2008, Commissioner/Judge Jenny Banfield
Israel 2008, FIP, 14-22 May 2008, Commissioner Barry Scott
Efiro 2008, FIP, 20-28 June 2008, Commissioner Ross Marshall
Brisbane, National, August 2008
Praga 2008, FIP, 12-14 Sept 2008, Commissioner Don Richardson
Melbourne Stampshow 2009, National, 16-19 Apr 2009

Exhibiting Classes

A ‘First Day Covers’ class has been added to the list of national philatelic classes, with judging criteria of the Australian experimental FDC class. This class if offered at Huttpex this year.

A “Development’ class has also been approved. This is for adult exhibitors, and is aimed at encouraging new exhibitors. Entries are open only to NZ entrants, and may be one or two frames, and can be entered only by those who have not previously gained 70 points or more in a national exhibition for either a one-frame or multi-frame exhibit. Gemstone awards will be made.

Details about both these classes are available from Norman Banfield at [email protected]

A welcome to a new member!

The Warkworth & Districts Stamp Club is now an official member of Federation.

Charities Act

The NZPF Secretary recently sent out a special notice about this Act and its likely applicability to philatelic clubs and societies.

Most of our members will be non-profit organisations and are therefore not liable for income tax on the first $1,000 of non-member income, but will probably not be a charity in terms of the new Act. It is strongly recommended you follow up on this matter, by reading the notice sent out by the Secretary and accessing the www.charities.govt.nz website.

Southern Skies Stamp Camp 2007

This year’s camp is being held near Christchurch from July 1-8. Details are available from Geoff Tyson, 84 Main North Road, Papanui, Christchurch or at 03 354 1064. It would be great if your club could sponsor a few junior collectors to attend, or if you could provide material or help out in person.

Upcoming Federation Meetings

If you have any matters you would like discussed at a Federation meeting, please contact your local Federation Executive member.

Southern Region – Geoff Tyson, John Wilson (Timaru)
Central Region – Jan Price, Terry Isaac
Northern Region – Barry Scott, Monica Comrie

or the Federation Secretary Dave Fentress or President Jenny Banfield

The meetings schedule is:
July 28 in Wellington,
November 23-24 including the AGM in the Northern region.

Contact Details

If you have any comments, helpful ideas or want further information, contact the editor, Jeff Long, at [email protected] or the Secretary, Dave Fentress, at P O Box 19-119, Hamilton or at [email protected]

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