• Upcoming New Zealand Exhibitions
  • CPS Centennial Stamp and Postcard Exhibition 14-15 Jan 2012
  • Upcoming Overseas Exhibitions
  • NZ Interclub One-Frame Competition
  • Results from China 2011 Wuxi, Nov 10-15
  • NZPF Awards
  • Youth News
  • NZPF AGM 2011
  • FIP Commission Delegates

Upcoming New Zealand Exhibitions

Blenpex 2012, 12 – 14 Oct 2012 Blenheim.
Upper Hutt 2013 – 16 Sep 2013 Upper Hutt (Specialised National).

CPS Centennial Stamp and Postcard Exhibition 14-15 Jan 2012

This exhibition is now all set to go. 409 frames of material will be on display (including 16 youth entries), 10 dealers (including two from overseas) are attending, and a judging panel has been assembled. The venue is the Addington Raceway, Twigger St, towards the west of the city. Social events are planned for the Friday and Saturday evenings. The final Newsletter has just been posted. Further details are available at www.cps.gen.nz or from the Secretary, P O Box 18-914, Christchurch 8641. This is not a full national exhibition, but collectors can help provide support by purchasing souvenirs, becoming a supporting member, and attending in person.

Upcoming Overseas Exhibitions

Canberra 2012 (½ Nat inc Australasian Challenge) 16 – 18 Mar 2012, NI Commissioner Jillian Williams; SI Commissioner Sue Claridge
Perth (Nat inc 7-Nation Challenge, GAFFA Challenge) 17 – 20 May 2012
Indonesia 2012 (FIP) 18 – 24 Jun 2012, Commissioner Robin Gwynn
Autumn Stampex (UK national with NZ, Aust and Pacific exhibits) 26 – 29 Sep 2012, London. Contact John Watts.
Australia 2013 (FIP) 10 – 15 May 2013, Commissioner Ross Marshall.
Thailand 2013 (FIP) 2 – 8 Aug 2013

[new dates], Commissioner Norman Banfield
Brasiliana 2013 (FIP) 8 – 13 Nov 2013, Commissioner Jeff Long.

NZ Interclub One-Frame Competition

Ten clubs entered this year: Christchurch, Hastings, Horowhenua, Kapiti, Upper Hutt, Manawatu, Marlborough, North Shore, Waikato, and Whakatane. The competition was won by Marlborough with 365 points, from North Shore 363 and Waikato 361. The ‘Peoples’ Choice’ was Lynne Nicholl’s A Prickly Affair (Hedgehogs). Well done to all participants, and no doubt Marlborough, as the 2012 hosts, would welcome even more entrants next year.

Results from China 2011 Wuxi, Nov 10-15

Barry Scott (1 fr) 87 UK Airmail Postcards Rates Between the Wars
Doug South (Them) 8fr 88 LV Our Feathered Friends
Erica Genge (1 fr) 82 Wartime Letters from the Sudan 1941-1943
Len Jury (PH) 8fr 87 LV NZ Instructional Mail Markings 1831-1914
Michael Davis (Yth) 3 fr 73 S Riding the Railroad
Monica Comrie (PH) 8 fr 87 LV The Forgotten Forces: WWII Northern Territory, Australia
Ross Marshall (1 fr) 77 Aspects of Postal Manuscripts in NZ
Ross Marshall (PH) 5fr 80 V Austrian Foreign Postal Rates 1918-1925
Simon Allison (NZ Post) (Promotional class) 3 fr N Z – Wonderful Wonderland
Stephen Chivers (PH) 8 fr 90 G (Sp. Prize) Burma 1824-1902
Stephen Chivers (Tr) 5 fr 81 V NZ Bird Definitives 1985-1995
Stephen Shimmin (PH) 5 fr 76 LS 1948 Palestine Postal Services

NZPF Awards

The 2011 awards have now been settled and will be made to the deserving recipients as soon as an opportunity arises. Details will be published in the next News Release.

Youth News

The PYC Youth Interclub competition was held recently. Well done to the Hutt Valley Junior Stamp Club which took out the top honours, to Sharon McTaggart for the best thematic exhibit, and to Amber Bevan for the best traditional exhibit. Congratulations also to Bryden Sundgren who recently attained his PYC Gold Badge.

The 2012 Youth Camp will be held in Christchurch. The organisers are looking for material which aspiring young collectors can use for exhibits. If you have anything suitable, please package it up and post to Sue Claridge, PO Box 29, Christchurch 8140.


This year’s meeting was very brief. Norman Banfield was re-elected as President, and Bob Gibson re-elected as Secretary. Terry Isaac has subsequently been re-appointed as the NZPF Treasurer.

President Banfield’s annual report focussed on the benefits of sharing your hobby through exhibiting, including:If you exhibit you have to mount your stamps – they look better than an accumulation in a shoebox.To exhibit you also have to describe the stamps – so you learn about the stamps and keep your brainactive.Many people examine an exhibit – you will receive comments and make new friends.You can enter a competition and gain an award – a sense of achievement.In summary, the more you put into a collection, the more you will get out of it – whether it is knowledge, research, pride or even financial reward.Exhibitions also have benefits for the hobby as a whole:

National and international level exhibitors and judges provide the encouragement and impetus which keeps clubs in existence. Unfortunately international involvement costs money, but NZPF policy is for those who benefit directly to bear a significant proportion of the related costs.

Would local level rugby clubs thrive if there were no All Blacks? Without the All Blacks there is little for local and provincial players to aim for. Similarly in philately – there needs to be international involvement to provide the same targets for improvement in exhibits, in exhibitions, in judging and providing speakers.

New Zealand’s standing in the philatelic world is judged by its support of FIP and FIAP exhibitions – as exhibitors, as commissioners, as judges, as visitors and its contribution to the work of FIP and FIAP. New Zealand has a reputation for pulling above its weight internationally and it is a goal to maintain this.

FIP Commission Delegates

The NZPF appoints people from New Zealand to link with the FIP Commissions. These commissions have the responsibility, world-wide, to manage each of the exhibition class rules, regulations, and procedures. They also have an important role in education regarding these rules, regulations and procedures. If you are an exhibitor, potential exhibitor, judge or apprentice, you should be familiar with the relevant details. The NZ delegates to these commissions and the commission website details are as follows:

Traditional Jeff Long www.traditionalphilately.dk
Postal History Gerald Ellott www.fippostalhistory.com
Postal Stationery Barry Scott www.postalstationery.org
Thematics Bob Gibson www.fipthematicphilately.org
Aerophilately Jenny Banfield www.fipaero.org
Astrophilately Brian Vincent www.astrophil.ucoz.ru
Revenues D John Wilson www.fip-revenue.org
Maximaphily Jenny Banfield www.maximaphily.info
Literature Norman Banfield http://fipliterature.org
Youth Sue Claridge
Forgeries Colin Capill
Judging the Jury Class or Championship Class

There have been some queries about the judging procedure for these classes. The practice is to have a separate jury which is not in the normal jury room. For the Championship Class at PALMPEX 2010 there was a separate team which had its own separate jury room – there was no interaction with the main jury. The team leader was an FIP judge from Australia with two FIP judges from New Zealand so that this team was seen to be independent of the main jury. The only contact was with the Jury Chairman who did not enter the Championship Class. A similar procedure was used at SYDNEY 2011 where the separate jury was headed by a New Zealand FIP judge.

Clinics for those interested in writing up or exhibiting material

Jenny Banfield has been re-appointed as the Federation Education Officer, and is happy to host a workshop for any region, for intending exhibitors, or those who have already exhibited and would like help to improve.

Contact Jenny at [email protected]

In association with the Wellington Regional Stamp Show, to be held in the Hutt Horticultural Hall on May 12/13 next year, Jenny will also be running a ‘mock’ exhibition for judge apprentices.

Upcoming Federation Meetings

The meetings for 2012 are scheduled for March 31 (Wellington), July 28 (Wellington) and November 23/24 in the Central Region. If you have any matters you would like discussed at the next Federation meeting and AGM on 25 and 26 November in Christchurch contact:

Southern Region: George Stewart, Karen Jeffrey
Central Region: Terry Isaac, Leigh Gravestock
Northern Region: Tim Beach, Robert Livingston

or the Federation Secretary Bob Gibson at [email protected], or at PO Box 58139, Whitby, Porirua 5245

or President Norman Banfield at [email protected]

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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