As 2015 marked 150 years since Parliament moved from Auckland to Wellington, the Wellington Philatelic Society hosted the 2015 annual stamp show at the TSB Bank Arena, Wellington.
Included in this exciting annual event was the Nation’s Challenge, where teams from other countries exhibited their collections. This gave attendees a unique opportunity to see stamp collections that wouldn’t normally be displayed in New Zealand.
Also at the show were stamp dealers and exclusive stamp products, all in New Zealand’s beautiful capital city, Wellington. Wellington, though occasionally a bit windy and surrounded by hills, is a bustling city with a vibrant range of shops, restaurants, cafes and other attractions. The show ran at Labour Weekend, 23-25 October.
Special Exhibition Collectables
To commemorate the Capital Stamp Show 2015, New Zealand Post issued an exhibition miniature sheet and souvenir cover. The unique collectables show a photo of the farewell parade for the 6th Reinforcements on Lambton Quay, Wellington, on 14 August 1915 and contain three stamps from the 1915: The Spirit of Anzac commemorative stamp issue, commemorating 100 years since the Gallipoli campaign.
Product Listing for 2015 Capital Stamp Show
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|Miniature Sheet||Mint, used or cancelled gummed miniature sheet.||$5.30|
|Souvenir Cover||Exhibition cover with miniature sheet affixed.||$5.80|
|Date of issue:||23 October 2015|
|Miniature sheet:||One exhibition miniature sheet with three gummed stamps|
|Miniature sheet and first day cover designed by:||Stamps and Collectables Business, New Zealand Post, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Printer and process:||Southern Colour Print Ltd by offset lithography|
|Number of colours:||Four process colours + PMS 10139|
|Paper type:||Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper|
|Period of sale:||The miniature sheet remained on sale until 22 October 2016. The souvenir cover remained on sale until 23 December 2015.|