Between 2-5 November 2006 the ‘garden city’ of Christchurch hosted Kiwipex 2006 – a national stamp exhibition that marked the centenary of the 1906/07 New Zealand International Exhibition, which was also held in Christchurch.
Occupying more than 1,800 square metres of space in the Christchurch Convention Centre, Kiwipex featured around 700 competitive exhibits as well as philatelic-focused activities, trade stands and International Exhibition memorabilia.
To honour the occasion, New Zealand Post issued an exhibition miniature sheet and special souvenir cover. The miniature sheet featured an image of the 1906/07 Christchurch International Exhibition buildings and the official Kiwipex logo. The cover reflected both the traditional and the contemporary – the theme of the Kiwipex exhibition.
Product Listing for 2006 Kiwipex National Stamp Exhibition
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|Miniature Sheet||Mint, used or cancelled miniature sheet.||$5.00|
|Souvenir Cover||First day cover with miniature sheet affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue.||$5.50|
|Date of issue:||2 November 2006|
|Stamps and souvenir cover designed by:||Stamps Business, New Zealand Post, Wellington|
|Printer and process:||Southern Colour Print, New Zealand by offset lithography|
|Number of colours:||Four process colours|
|Size of miniature sheet:||120mm x 90mm|
|Paper type:||104g Tullis Russell red phosphor gummed stamp paper|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 1 November 2007.|