Prospectus for the NZSCC 75th Anniversary Exhibition

Christchurch 31 August – 1 September 2019


The exhibition will be held at the Mt Pleasant Centre, 4 McCormacks Bay Road, Christchurch. (turn off just before the causeway on the way to Sumner).


The purpose of the exhibition is twofold:

  • to help a group of newish exhibitors, or potential exhibitors, to “step up”
  • to help the NZ Stamp Collectors Club celebrate their 75th anniversary.

The exhibition will be organised by, and held under the patronage of, CANPEX Inc, an organisation dedicated to helping support philately in the South Island.


There will be two broad categories of “entries.” The fee for both is just $10 per frame (16 pages).

  • material from members of the NZ Stamp Collectors Club who would like to display some of their material. They can opt to have the material judged, or not.
  • material from those invited to participate in the “step up” weekend. This may be a newish exhibit, or an exhibit where the owner is looking for ideas to improve, or even simply material on pages or hanger sheets where the owner is looking for ideas.

Any type of material is acceptable, as long as it is mounted on pages or held in hagner sheets, but must be able to fit into the exhibition frames. (approx 4 rows of sheets not higher than 290 mm – ie slightly shorter than A4 sheets). We expect the main categories of material will be philatelic, postcard, and anything else that will fit into the exhibition frames.

First Page:

All entries, regardless of category, MUST provide a copy of their first page (or a mock up) and a brief description of the material for inclusion in the catalogue. (50 words maximum) Make sure you have pages numbered (pencil is fine & preferably on the front) and your name on the back of each page.


The facility is lockable and is alarmed, and all reasonable care will be taken by CANPEX and its representatives, but those providing material are ultimately responsible for their own material, including insurance if they desire.

“Step Up” Attendees:

Involvement in the “step up” weekend will be by invitation only, although anyone interested can request an invite. Numbers cannot exceed 20, and we have only 80 frames (160 sides) available for material. Those invited will be involved in ALL aspects of the exhibition, and therefore must be present throughout the weekend, from 8 am Saturday 31 August through to 4 pm Sunday 1 September. Priority will be given to those who show potential as an exhibitor, or to improve an existing exhibit, or possibly to begin judging – a new career path.

The “step up” weekend will consist of a series of practical work (labelling frames, mounting material in the frames, etc), plus a series of short seminars followed by practical judging exercises. Those attending need to provide their own writing materials. The weekend will be led by Jeff Long as seminar coordinator.

Several dealers will be present at least on the Saturday. The exhibition is open to members of the public all day Saturday, and Sunday; this will be managed by members of the NZ Stamp Collectors Club.


No costs are being reimbursed for the organisers, and those attending are responsible for meeting all their own costs. If finance is an issue, please consider asking your club to assist with costs; they should regard this as an investment in the future of philately.


An entry form can be found at NZSCC 75th Entry form
The closing date FOR RECEIPT OF ENTRY FORMS & FRONT PAGES is 31 July 2019. All correspondence should be addressed to CANPEX Inc, PO Box 18914, Christchurch 8641. Or email [email protected]
Entries must be in the hands of the organisers at the Mt Pleasant Centre by 8am Saturday August 31. You can bring the material yourself, or deliver/courier to CANPEX Inc, C/- Karen Jeffrey, 4 Manly Place, North New Brighton, Christchurch 8083.

Entries may be picked up from 4 pm Sunday. No earlier please, as we have to take the material out of the frames before handing back exhibits. For those exhibits being returned by courier, please provide a prepaid Courier Post (not other brands) bag.


No medals will be provided, but if you enter a competitive class, you will receive a detailed critique (in person if you attend), and all exhibitors will receive a certificate.

Meals & Refreshments:

A café is available on-site for lunches on both days. Drinks/nibbles are available for a gold-coin donation throughout the weekend. The NZ Stamp Collectors Club will be holding a celebratory dinner on the Saturday night. All participants will be invited, but at their own cost.