• Exhibitions
  • Federation Resource Kit update
  • Ivor Masters of NZ Post at last Federation meeting


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.

Timpex 2009, 16-18 Oct 2009, Timaru http://www.timpex.co.nz
Palmpex 2010, 12-14 Nov 2010, Palmerston North
CPS 100, 16-21 Nov 2011, Christchurch
Upper Hutt, May 2013, Upper Hutt (Specialised National)

Upcoming Overseas Exhibitions

Canberra 2010 (½Nat) 12-14 Mar 2010, Commissioner Len Jury
London 2010 (FIP) 8-15 May 2010, Commissioner Robyn Gwynn
Adelaide 2010 (½Nat) 6-8 Aug 2010, Commissioner Sue Claridge
Bangkok 2010 (FIAP) 4-12 Aug 2010, Commissioner Norman Banfield
Portugal 2010 (FIP) 1-10 Oct 2010, Commissioner Don Richardson
Joburg 2010 (Sth Africa) (FIAP) 27-31 Oct 2010, Commissioner Ross Marshall
Mandurah 2010 (West Aust)(Nat 1-frame and Australasian Challenge), 19-21 Nov 2010, Commissioners Nth Is Bruce Chadderton; Sth Is Mark Jurisich
India 2011 (FIP) 18-28 Feb 2011, Commissioner David Loe
Philanippon 2011 (FIP) 2-7 Aug 2011, Commissioner Jenny Banfield
QATAR (FIP) Oct 2012
Australia 2013 (FIP) 11-20 May 2013
Bangkok (FIP) Aug 2013

Results from Melbourne Stampshow 2009

Ann Still (Open) 89pt G Mourning Memorabilia
Barbara Streeter (Lit) 61 SB Youth Stamp Camps in NZ: 40 Years 1966-2006
Barbara Streeter (Them) 68 S 3 B’s for Health
Barry Scott (Aero) 85 G Imperial Airways Ltd
Colin Larsen (PH) 63 SB NZ 1898 Pictorial Period Postal Rates & Services
Erica Genge (Trad) 72 LS Printer’s Dilemma: The 1937 Coronation Issues
George Stewart (Trad) 78 V The Kings Head Design of the Southern Rhodesia KG VI Definitives
Jenny Banfield (Them) 55 B Owls
Robert Duns (PH Soc) 76 V Letters of War
Robin Gwynn (PH) 88 G+Sp NZ Disaster Philately
Ross Marshall (PH Soc) 70 LS West Coast Coal: The Buller & Greymouth Coalfields of NZ
Suzan Claridge (Open) 85 G Nursing: An Illustrated History
Tim Beach (Trad) 83 LV NZ 1960 Pictorials
Tony Thackery (FDC) 79 V Keith Collinson Cacheted Covers

Results from Philakorea 2009

Norman Banfield Russia – Censorship of Mail 1878-1920 (Court of Honour exhibit)
Allan Berry (Lit) 81 V NZ & Dependencies – A Philatelic Bibliography
Allan Berry (Trad) 80 V Stamps of NZ Govt Life Insurance Dept 1891-1906
Don Richardson (PH) 93 pt G+ Sp U.S. Postal Rates 1851-1863
Graeme Russell (Them) 86 LV Chemistry: Servant of Mankind
Helen Harris (Trad) 80 V NZ Official Stamps & Related Material
Jeff Long (Them) 75 LS I Am a Basketball
Jillian Williams (Them) 78 LS Lighthouses
Len Jury (PH) 87 LV NZ Instructional Mail Markings 1831-1916
Ross Marshall(1 fr) 85 Experimental Flights: Moscow-Antarctica-Moscow: 1961-62; 1963-64
Sue Vernall (PH) 77 LS Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyika Postal History 1935-1961
Suzan Claridge (PH) 81 V Italian Prisoner of War Mail in Egypt WW II

Correction to Results from Hong Kong 2009:
Jenny Banfield (PH) 93 G + Sp Postal History Study of Airmails from Iraq 1919-45

Federation Resource Kit Update

Fifty update pages have recently been sent to all Societies. There is a huge amount of useful information and good ideas in the Resource Kit, so it is a good idea to have it at meetings for your members to view.

Ivor Masters of NZ POST at last NZPF meeting

Postal Services Act and inter-connection agreements

Under the Postal Services Act NZ Post must provide interconnect agreements with anyone who wishes to provide postal services. There are two types of agreements – lodgement, and large volume. The first is where the service provider lodges mail with NZ Post and receives a business postage rate equitable with other companies. The second, the large volume supplier, with or without pre-sorting, is eligible for negotiated reduced rates as with other large users of the service. The service providers can produce labels and envelopes. New Zealand Post is an international exemplar of how a postal service can operate under the type of competition envisaged by the Act. It will not take steps (it cannot by law) to treat alternate mail service providers unfairly.


The world of labels is growing. Ivor uses the term labels (the items issued by other providers) rather than stamps because they do not follow the UPU rules in relation to stamp products. NZ Post must produce within the UPU guidelines, including the issues must be generally available across the country with no

[artificial] shortages. The labels may be quite local and not generally available even within that area. The advantage for users of labels is the opportunity for businesses to promote themselves.

Courier services

At the last meeting Simon Allison had agreed to follow up the issue of insurance for Couriers. He had done so and had advised Federation of his findings to date. It appears that the issue will not improve unless we approach the right people in NZ Post and provide a sound argument why any change to current procedures could be justified. Ivor provided a contact for Federation to follow up.

Nelson Society petition

Ivor raised the issue of the petition from the Nelson Philatelic Society. He advised that he had received three responses from two societies (including Nelson) and one dealer. Executive members outlined the reactions of their own societies to the petition. Ivor, and the Federation Executive Committee, was disappointed the society had gone down that path as there was a real possibility that it could exacerbate many of the issues the Nelson society was most concerned about.

Ivor believe Stamps is very supportive of the hobby and he and his staff often visit societies to outline business realities in addition to information about stamp issues and is only too happy to respond to queries and seek changes where they are justified and can be made.

It was suggested to Ivor that many of the issues raised by Nelson had been raised at the Q1/2009 of Federation, and the minutes of the meeting gave full coverage of the detailed and generally positive responses made by Simon Allison and Alan Hollows. Ivor is due to visit the Nelson society later this year.

NZ Post new issues

The upcoming NZ Post new issue programme will include:

  • Tiki tour
  • Timpex 2009 souvenir sheet including a surcharge for the NZ National Philatelic Trust
  • Health stamps – 80 years celebration
  • Christmas – traditional and childrens’ drawings
  • Ross Dependency – 50th Anniversary of Antarctic Treaty
  • Sir Peter Blake commemoration.
Upcoming Federation Meetings

If you have any matters you would like discussed at future Federation meeting scheduled for 27/28 November please contact:

Southern Region: George Stewart, D.John Wilson
Central Region: Norman Banfield, Terry Isaac
Northern Region: Bruce Chadderton, Monica Comrie

or Bob Gibson at [email protected] or at PO Box 58139, Whitby, Porirua 5245.

or Len Jury the President

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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