The New Zealand National stamp exhibition - Armistice Stamp Show 2018, was held from 9-11 November in Dunedin. This annual exhibition was sanctioned by the New Zealand Philatelic Federation.
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the guns fell silent along the Western Front. The First World War had effectively ended. To commemorate this important centenary, and to honour those who served, the Dunedin Philatelic Society, under the patronage of the New Zealand Philatelic Federation, held The Amistice Stamp Show, a New Zealand Stamp Exhibition.
New Zealand Post created a unique miniature sheet and miniature sheet first day cover for this exhibition. The miniature sheet featured three of the five stamps from the Armistice 1918-2018 issue - each presenting one of the three branches of the New Zealand Defence Force: the Navy, Army and Air Force. The first day cover featured a unique stained-glass window design.
Product Listing for The Armistice Stamp Show
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|Miniature Sheet||Mint, used or cancelled gummed miniature sheet.||$9.10|
|Souvenir Cover||First day cover with gummed miniature sheet affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue.||$9.60|
|Date of issue:||9 November 2018|
|Exhibition miniature sheet:||One exhibition miniature sheet with three Armistice 1918 - 2018 gummed stamps|
|Denominations:||$1.20, $2.40, $3.00|
|Miniature sheet and souvenir cover designed by:||Stamps and Collectables Business, New Zealand Post, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Stamps designed by:||Dave Burke, Auckland, New Zealand|
|Printer and process:||Southern Colour Print by offset lithography|
|Number of colours:||Four process colours plus over-gloss|
|Miniature sheet size and format:||147mm x 82mm|
|Paper type:||Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper|
|Perforation gauge:||Stamps: 14.286 x 14.47|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 8 November 2019. The souvenir cover remained on sale until 4 January 2019.|