In November 2016 Christchurch will host a national stamp and postcard exhibition – attracting collectors and stamp dealers from around the country. In keeping with aviation theme of the exhibition, New Zealand Post is issuing two very special exhibition products - an exhibition miniature sheet and a souvenir first day cover.
StampNews.com invites all philately lovers to appreciate these special items together!
The miniature sheet depicts the arrival of the Fokker Trimotor VH-USU (known as the Southern Cross) at Wigram Aerodrome on 11 September 1928, after the first successful flight between Australia and New Zealand. It incorporates a replica of the 1958 stamp that was issued to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the first trans-Tasman flight. The first day cover features a scenic photo of the Avon River.
The Christchurch 2016 Stamp and Postcard Exhibition will be held from 18 to 20 November at the Addington Event Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand. This national exhibition will feature a full range of philatelic exhibits plus postcards and other collectables - nearly 5,000 pages of material in total. The theme of the exhibition is the centenary of the founding of the Canterbury Aviation Company by Sir Henry Wigram.
New Zealand Post is the exhibition’s official sponsor, and will have a central stand at the exhibition for those wishing to purchase stamps and coins, or arrange for the special daily cancellations to be applied to mail items.