The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association was established to promote the ideals of parliamentary democracy and the rule of law. The Association had held conferences annually since 1961.
In 1965 the conference was held in Wellington and to mark the occasion a set of three commemorative stamps was issued. On each stamp the emblem of the Association, a Mace and Black Rod crossed, was incorporated into the design.
This stamp issue first appeared in New Zealand Post Stamp Bulletin No. 37 in October 1965.
Acknowledgments: Bulletin scanned and provided by John Biddlecombe of the New Zealand Society of Great Britain. Their web site offers further information useful to those interested in the stamps and postal history of New Zealand. Link: http://www.nzsgb.org.uk/
Product Listing for 11th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Wellington
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|Single Stamp||Single 4d gummed stamp.||4d|
|Single Stamp||Single 9d gummed stamp.||9d|
|Single Stamp||Single 2s gummed stamp.||2s|
|Date of issue:||30 November 1965|
|Designers:||New Zealand Post Office, Wellington|
|Printers:||Harrison and Sons, England|
|Stamp size:||24mm x 40mm|
|Sheet size:||120 stamps per sheet|
|Paper type:||No watermark|