“Organisation this year was more focussed and in addition to the usual ads in the Herald we got advertising in the Coffee News, suburban papers and the Chinese media. A flier drop using the NZSDA mail-out list would also have helped.”
“Foot traffic showed a greatly increased number of visitors showing a nearly 100% improvement on last year. Overall it was a wonderful show and a great day was had by all.”
MARLBOROUGH STAMP COLLECTORS’ CLUB
The Marlborough Stamp Collectors’ Club has its new building in place and being used. The official opening will take place on Saturday 30 September. The club has really achieved a lot over the last months but there are still some finishing touches required and some further fund raising.
||Societies and clubs will have received publicity relating to a CAL the Marlborough club is using to raise some of the required funds. It will be released onto the market on the opening day 30 September. The CAL will be available in gummed and self-adhesive versions with singles, blocks of four and one single sheet (50 CALs) of each version. These sheets have been open to bids. A limited range of items signed by the designer is also available.
Enquiries about the CALs should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
PHILATELIC YOUTH COUNCIL – Annual Youth Camp
The PYC Stamp Camp was held from the 9 – 15 July at the Air Training Corps training facility at Ardmore, south of Auckland. Twelve youth campers attended and one adult camper with all completing their camp projects. Youth Camp continues to be the PYC’s flagship event and ensures youth exhibiting remains strong.
Over the course of the 6 days we spent at stamp camp, the campers went on two trips around Auckland. On the first, they visited the Auckland Mail Centre.
The winners from camp were:
Rob Hunt Trophy – Marcus Haughan
Val & John Hunt Award – Rose Mc Taggart
Iris & Geoff Tyson Award – Annalise Smith
Best 8-Page – Marcus Haughan
Best 16-Page – Timothy Brown
Best Multi-frame exhibit – Lachlan Smith
Best Duty Team – The Order of the Phoenix
Best Duty Team Leader – Lachlan Smith
Papatoetoe Lions Leadership Prize – Amy Rosenfeldt
1st time Camper Awards – Timothy Brown, Olivia Cheng
Good support for the camp was received from local societies with financial support, speakers and assistance with activities. The financial support from societies in Wellington and Christchurch assisted campers from around the country to attend. The support of the camp leaders and other volunteers is also very much appreciated and is another area that enables the camps to continue.
At camp Amy Rosenfeldt was awarded her Gold PYC Achievement award. These awards have been going since 1986 and Amy was the 19th person to achieve the gold level. Congratulations Amy!
Information for exhibitors
LOCAL, REGIONAL AND INTER-CLUB COMPETITIONS
NIPEX 2017 – 50 Years of Decimal Currency, Auckland – 10 June
The second competitive exhibition to be run in conjunction with Auckland Philatelic Society’s Annual Exhibition was held on 10 June. Entries were invited from all North Island clubs and societies. Generous prizes were on offer from David Holmes of Auckland City Stamps and Len Jury. Tane McManus reported on NIPEX as follows:
“Overall, participation was disappointing with only 19 entries. However, the quality of entries was high with the judging team of Barry Scott, Robert Livingston and Tim Beach assigning levels between Silver and Vermeil. Best in show went to the Youth winner Amy Rosenfeldt whose display Cats in Philately, based on T S Eliot’s poems, was the clear winner. Other big winners on the day included Monica Comrie; Bruce Webber; and, of particular note, the adult development winner Christine Anderson.
“The theme of the show was Fifty Years of Decimal Currency”. The theme was supported by displays of New Zealand and territorials stamps of 1967; a selection of newspaper articles from the time; a display of revenue stamps and decimal and pre-decimal coins.”
New Zealand Inter-club One-frame Competition, Palmerston North – 24 June
Hosted by last year’s winner Manawatu Philatelic Society, the entries for this year’s competition were on display at the Palmerston North Leisure Centre (the same venue as the Annual Stamp Expo [Convention]).
A number of invited displays were also on show including one which had reputedly the world’s largest stamp. This was used in an extensive publicity effort. Several local dealers, critiques at the frames from the judges who were in attendance, two short philatelic talks and a session for beginner collectors/exhibitors made for an interesting day’s activity. A good number of locals and some from further afield – Hastings, Hawkes Bay, Taranaki and Wellington area – meant there were a good number of visitors to the event.
There were nine society entries and the results were as follows:
Marlborough Stamp Collectors’ Club 378 pts
Upper Hutt Stamp Club 369
Wanganui Philatelic Society 365
Christchurch Philatelic Society 358
NZ Stamp Collectors’ Club 355
Manawatu Philatelic Society 355
Kapiti Philatelic Society 346
Hawkes Bay Philatelic Society 321
Hastings Stamp Collectors’ Club 302
Congratulations to all the entrants but particularly the winner, Marlborough Stamp Collectors’ Club. We look forward to their hosting the competition in 2018.
In October the regular annual exhibitions organised by the North Shore and Waikato Philatelic Societies will be held as follows.
- North Shore Exhibition: 7 October
- Waikato Ambury Shield: 28 October
For these and other philatelic activities check the NZPF website at https://nzpf.org.nz/whats-on/
If you want your activity to be listed or information currently on the website to be updated or corrected please contact email@example.com
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
The following are the exhibitions for 2017:
- Stampex 2017, http://apf.org.au/sa/adelaide-stampex-17/ Australian Half-National, 6-8 October, Adelaide, Commissioners Sue Claridge (Christchurch) and Denys Rosenfeldt (Auckland).
- Brasilia 2017 www.stampbrasilia2017.net.br/ , FIP, 24-29 Oct 2017, Commissioner Lindsay Chitty
- Royalpex 2017 nzpf.org.nz/exhibitions/royalpex-2017 , NZ Specialised National, 24-26 Nov 2017, Te Rapa, Hamilton
Stampex 2017, Adelaide and Royalpex 2017, Hamilton each provide a limited range of classes but between them all FIP and National (both Australian and New Zealand) classes are covered.
Exhibitions notified for 2018 are as follows:
- Canberra 2018 http://canberrastamps.org/canberra-2018/ Australian half-National 16-18 March 2018, Commissioner Josh Black
- Newcastle 2018 http://newcastlephilatelicsociety.org.au/2018-newcastle-stamp-and-coin-expo/ Australian half-National 25-27 May 2018, Commissioner Mark Benvie
- Praga 2018 praga2018.cz , Specialised FIP (Trad, Post H, Modern, Open and 1-frame), 15-18 August 2018, Commissioner Barry Scott
- The Armistice Stamp Show http://armisticestampshow.com NZ National, 9-11 November 2018, Dunedin
- Thailand 2018 is to replace the previously advertised Malaysia 2018 exhibition but we are awaiting further details. This will be an FIP exhibition including FIP Congress
Tony Thackery, the NZ Commissioner to Melbourne 2017 reported as follows:
||“This FIAP exhibition was held at Caulfield Racecourse no more than 30 minutes away by train from Docklands Melbourne where the official hotel was. The days are gone where stamp exhibitions can be held in downtown Melbourne but the venue was a very pleasant place to hold the exhibition. It was enhanced with a display of Holden motor vehicles of by gone years parked by the front of the entrance.
“The exhibition was well attended if the queues outside the venue every morning are anything to go by. The only criticism I have is that the upstairs area where the exhibition frames were situated was a little cramped with the frames being placed a little too close together. The lighting was not the best in places. There were over 1,100 frames on display that included non-competitive exhibits from the members of the Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria that was celebrating its 125th anniversary. The non-competitive exhibits were designed to encourage collectors to exhibit who would not normally do so. Perhaps that might be something that New Zealand exhibitions in future might consider. I do not know if it was result of that innovation but I was pleasantly surprised by the number of members of the public looking at the frames throughout the exhibition. All too often the crowds are gathered around the dealers while the frames of stamps are ignored throughout at other exhibitions.
“I took 58 frames of exhibits. The exhibitors may have hoped to have achieved higher medals but generally their marks were not too different to those gained at Christchurch only a few months earlier
“Congratulations to Lachlan Smith who won a special prize for his entry Gold in the Youth 16-18 age group and to Frank Jans who won a special prize for his entry New Zealand Fund Raising Events 1903-1921.
“The Palmares was held at the Melbourne Aquarium. We were literally seated by large tanks in which all manner of fish including the odd shark were in – just swimming by as we enjoyed the evening.
“The exhibition was well organised and the organisers must be congratulated. The hosts were certainly friendly and helpful throughout making sure we all knew where to be and where to go.
“Being an international Asian exhibition most of the judges, commissioners and exhibitors were obviously Asian and that certainly gave the exhibition that international feel.
“I would like to thank all of the New Zealand exhibitors for participating and if any of them are disappointed at their medals I hope they will rally themselves, work on their exhibits and try again. I thank the fellow jurors for teaching me so much as well as all those who helped in one way or the other. I thank my wife for all her help that included communicating in mandarin with some commissioners when an issue arose at the end of the exhibition between them and the organisers.
“The New Zealand results were as follows:
Conor Smith 1fr Antarctica Youth A 82
Frank Jans 1fr NZ Fund Raising Social Events 1903-1921 1 frame 95 SP
George Stewart 5fr Southern Rhodesia KGVI Definitive: The King’s Head Design Trad 80 V
Graham Robertson 5fr Franking machines in NZ 1904-1922 Post H 81 V
Jeffrey Simpson 5fr NZ The Magpie Moth 1970-1973 Trad 78 LS
John Paston 5fr The Suez Canal Open 82
Kenneth Markham 5fr NZ from Discovery to Depression Open 83
Lachlan Smith 3 Gold Youth B 82 SP
Lindsay Chitty 5fr The NZ First Pictorial Issue 1898 Trad 85 LV
Lindsay Chitty 8fr POW Correspondence, Japanese Occupation of Far East WWII 1942-45 Post H 88 LV
Michael Christensen 5fr Tin Can Island Open 71 S
Nilo Dizon 3fr 3-Dimensional Lenticular Motion Stamps Modern, Trad 70 S
Patricia Capill 5fr Barbados-The George V Line Engraved Definitive Issues Trad 82
Ross Marshall Poland Postage Due Plate of the 2-value of 1919 1 frame 82
Stephen Chivers 1fr NZ 1997 Christmas 1 frame 88
“I thank the NZPF for appointing me as Commissioner and supporting my appointment as apprentice juror. NZPF also assisted in arranging for Stephen Chivers to be appointed Assistant Commissioner to fulfil those duties of mine that arose while I was on jury duty. I thank Stephen for his help and advice throughout. He was not called upon by the expert committee to make any of our exhibits open for inspection. I also thank New Zealand Post for supplying gifts to be given to the other judges and commissioners.”
|A European Stamp Exhibition, Finlandia 2017 was held in Tampere 24-28 May 2017. The main theme of the event was the 100th anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Finland (1917–2017) and it formed part of the ‘Finland 100’ celebration program.
Normally such events do not involve New Zealand participation. However, four New Zealanders did enter and what a result! Their results were as follows:
Jeff Long 8fr W T Wilson Photographer and Postcard Manufacturer, Auckland, New Zealand Postcards 91 G
Jenny Banfield 8fr Medicine – Its History and Development Open 95 LG
Jenny Long 8fr A Study of New Zealand Picture Postcards Postcards 91 G
Norman Banfield 8fr Russia – Censorship of Mail 1878-1920 Post H 90 G
Not only did they all get 90 or more but both Jenny Banfield and Jenny Long received special prizes for treatment while Jeff received a special prize for research. This was a noteworthy result and they deserve our congratulations.
What was also notable was the fact they were husband and wife entries; Jenny Banfield’s Large Gold was for what could be classed as a ‘real’ Open exhibit (i.e. the type of Open exhibit expected of our New Zealand exhibitors with a balanced, wide range of philatelic and non-philatelic material properly written up); and, Jeff and Jenny Longs’ awards were for Postcards.
This exhibition was the first international where postcards were accepted. The postcard exhibits on display were such that it appears FIP is seriously considering the inclusion of this class in other future exhibitions. They asked Jeff Long to present a seminar on postcards at the Bandung 2017 FIP exhibition and I am sure we will hear more about developments in this area.
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