• Exhibitions
  • 60th AGM of Federation 29 November 2008
  • NZPF awards for 2008
  • Exhibition classes
  • Judging seminar
  • PYC Youth Camp for 2009


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.

National Literature Exhibition, 27 Jun 2009,Palmerston North
Timpex 2009, 16-18 Oct 2009, Timaru (NOTE: amended dates)
Palmpex 2010, 12-14 Nov 2010, Palmerston North
CPS 100, August 2011, Christchurch (NOTE: amended name)
Upper Hutt, May 2013, Upper Hutt (Specialised National)

Upcoming Overseas Exhibitions

China 2009 (FIP) 10 – 16 Apr 2009, Commissioner Jeff Long
Hong Kong 2009 (FIAP), 14 – 17 May 2009, Commissioner Norman Banfield
Melbourne Stampshow 2009 (Nat), 23 – 26 Jul 2009, (note new dates) Commissioner Graeme Russell
Philakorea 2009 (FIAP), 30 Jul – 4 Aug 2009, Commissioner Jenny Banfield
Canberra 2010 (½Nat) 12 – 14 Mar 2010
London 2010 (FIP), 8 – 15 May 2010, Commissioner Robyn Gwynn
Adelaide 2010 (½Nat), 6 – 8 Aug 2010
Thailand 2010 (FIAP), Aug 2010, Commissioner Norman Banfield
Portugal 2010 (FIP) 1 – 10 Oct 2010, Commissioner Don Richardson
Joburg 2010 (S Africa) (FIAP), 27 – 31 Oct 2010, Commissioner Ross Marshall
Mandurah 2010 (W Aust) (Nat), 19 – 21 Nov 2010, Australasian Challenge, Commissioners NI Comm Bruce Chadderton, SI Mark Jurisich
India 2011 (FIP), 18 – 28 Feb 2011, Commissioner David Loe
Philanippon 2011 (FIP), Aug 2011, Commissioner Jenny Banfield

Results from Praga 2008

David Loe Classic Iceland Trad LS
Greg Francis Postal History – Province of Otago PH G
Len Jury 1920 Victory Issue Trad LV
Ross Marshall Russia – Insured Money Correspondence PH LV + Felicitations

Results from Jakarta 2008

Allan Berry / David Beech NZ & Dependencies – A Philatelic Bibliography Lit V
Bruce Chadderton Concentration Camp Prisoner Mail 1933 – 1945 PH LS
Harold Waite N Z Queen Victoria Postcards 1876 – 1901 Psty V
Jeff Long The Horse in Our Lives Them LV
Len Jury 1920 Victory Issue of NZ Trad LV
Len Jury N Z Numeral hand Stamps PH V
Monica Comrie The Forgotten Forces – Northern Territory Aust WW II PH V
Paul Yap Ceylon – Edwardian Postal Stationery 1 frame B
Paul Yap North Borneo 1939 – 1961 Trad LS
Robert Livingston N Z Internal Airmails 1919 – 1935 Aero V
Stephen Chivers Burma Postal Markings 1825 – 1903 PH LV + Felicitations

Congratulations to all!

Tarapex 2008

This was a very large and successful exhibition, which included the Australasian Challenge. The Grand Award went to Michael Blinman for New South Wales Lettersheets, Envelopes, Wrappers and Postcards with Allan Berry’s NZ Government Life Insurance Department 1891-1906 as runner-up. New South Wales won the Australasian Challenge, with the North Island as runner-up.

 60th Annual General Meeting of the Federation November 29, 2008

This was held in Christchurch, sponsored by the Airmail Society of New Zealand. Len Jury was re-elected President, Bob Gibson was re-elected Secretary, and Terry Isaac was re-appointed as Treasurer. There were no motions to consider, but Len gave a very full and positive report of the activities of Federation for the 2008 year.

The 2009 Judges Register was approved, a report on the NZ National Philatelic Trust was received, and the Federation awards for 2008 were announced. With an auction being held on the Friday evening, and a promotional day organised by the NZ Stamp Collectors Club on the Sunday, it was a very busy and entertaining weekend.

The 2009 AGM will be held in Wellington on the weekend on Nov 27/28.

NZPF Awards for 2008

Deserving Philatelists Awards: John Comrie, Alan Tunnicliffe
Award of Merit: David Fentress, Brian Vincent
Award of Honour: Jenny Banfield
Medal of Philatelic Excellence: Robin Gwynn, Norman Banfield

Congratulations to this year’s awardees!

Exhibition Classes

NZPF has adopted the following new or amended regulations for judging – approved by FIP at its Congress in Buchurest in June 2008 and effective 1 January 2009.


  • the Special Regulations and Guidelines have been rewritten to clarify certain aspects.

Postal History

  • This class is now divided into three sub-classes: (a) Postal History – routes, rates, markings, usages etc as in the past, (b) Marcophily, and (c) Historical, Social & Special Studies exhibits which examine postal history in the broader sense and the interaction of commerce and society with the postal system. Exhibits in this sub-class may include non-philatelic material where relevant but it must not overwhelm the philatelic material.
  • All Postal History Exhibits will be placed and judged in one of the three time periods irrespective of geographical area: (a) Up to 1875 (pre-UPU) , (b) 1875-1945, and (c) After 1945. Each exhibit fits into the time period where it starts or where its main content lies.

Frugal Class

  • NZPF has approved this class for New Zealand national exhibitions and has adopted the Australian Philatelic Federation rules. These can be viewed on the APF website www.apf.org.au under ‘Exhibition Classes’.
Judging Seminar

To ensure judges are up to date and familiar with changes, a seminar is being held in Palmerston North on 7-8 Mar 2009. Details from [email protected]

 PYC Stamp Youth Camp for 2009

This year the camp will be held at the Blue Skies facilities just outside Christchurch. It runs from Sunday July 12 to Saturday July 18. This is a great development opportunity for young people, both philatelically and personally, or you could volunteer as a camp helper. A lot of fun is to be had! How about your club sponsoring one or more of your junior collectors to attend?

Upcoming Federation Meetings

If you have any matters you would like discussed at future Federation meetings please contact:

Southern Region: Geoff Tyson, John Wilson (Timaru)
Central Region: Norman Banfield, Terry Isaac
Northern Region: Barry Scott, Monica Comrie

or the Federation Secretary Bob Gibson or President Len Jury

The next meeting is scheduled for November 28/29 in Christchurch.

Contact Details

If you have any comments, helpful ideas or want further information, contact the editor, Jeff Long, at [email protected] or the Secretary, Bob Gibson, at PO Box 58139, Whitby, Porirua 5245 or at [email protected]

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