Friday, November 18, 2016

New Zealand 2016 - Christchurch Stamp and Postcard Exhibition

ISSUE DATE: 18 November 2015
STAMP THEME:Christchurch Stamp and Postcard Exhibition

The Christchurch 2016 Stamp and Postcard Exhibition will be held from 18 to 20 November at the Addington Event Centre. 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.

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.

Image thanks to Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT)
tamp images and description thanks to New Zealand Post

New Zealand Post