Hawke's Bay hosted the BAYPEX Stamp Show - 29 to 31 October 2004.
This was the first national stamp exhibition which was held in the region. The event marked the 70th anniversary of the Hawke's Bay Philatelic Club and the 50th anniversary of the Hastings Stamp Club.
The event included a feast of competitive displays – as well as a rare surviving item from RMS Titanic and postal material associated with the region’s devastating 1931 earthquake.
New Zealand Post commemorated the auspicious occasion with a special souvenir miniature sheet and souvenir cover, featuring highlights of this beautiful part of New Zealand.
Product Listing for Baypex 2004
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|Miniature Sheet||Mint, used or cancelled miniature sheet.||$4.50|
|Souvenir Cover||First day cover with miniature sheet affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue.||$5.00|
|Date of issue:||29 October 2004|
|Miniature sheet and exhibition souvenir cover designed by:||Stamps Business, New Zealand Post|
|Cost of miniature sheet:||$4.50|
|Cost of souvenir cover:||$5.00|
|Printer:||Southern Colour Print, Dunedin|
|Number of colours:||Four process colours|
|Miniature sheet size:||130mm x 70mm|
|Paper type:||104gsm Tullis Russell red phosphor stamp paper|
|Number of stamps:||Two|
|Period of sale:||The miniature sheet and souvenir cover remained on sale until close of business 28 October 2005.|