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Beijing International Stamp and Coin Expo 2012

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The Beijing International Stamp and Coin Expo 2012 was held from 2 to 4 November and attracted collectors from around China and the world.

Issue information

The expo was held at the Exhibition Hall of the China World Trade Center in Beijing - China's bustling capital city. It provided an opportunity for Chinese and international exhibitors to showcase their numismatic and philatelic products on a global scale. 

Since its first opening in 1995, the Beijing International Stamp and Coin Expo has developed into one of the most prestigious numismatic and philatelic events in Asia. In 2011 the three-day show attracted over 200 exhibitors and more than 30,000 visitors. 

New Zealand Post issued a unique exhibition miniature sheet and souvenir cover to celebrate the expo. 

The souvenir miniature sheet incorporated three stamps from the 2012 Year of the Dragon stamp issue set against an image of the Dunedin Railway Station, which also featured on one of the stamps. Dunedin was one of the earliest settlements for Chinese immigrants in New Zealand. 

Product Listing for Beijing International Stamp and Coin Expo 2012

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Image Title Description Price
Miniature Sheet Mint, used or cancelled miniature sheet. $5.00
Souvenir Cover Exhibition souvenir cover with miniature sheet affixed. $5.50

Technical information

Date of issue: 2 November 2012
Miniature sheet: One exhibition miniature sheet with three stamps
Miniature sheet and exhibition souvenir cover designed by: Stamps Business, New Zealand Post, Wellington
Printer and process: Southern Colour Print Ltd by offset lithography
Number of colours: Four process colours
Perforation gauge: 13.25 x 13
Paper type: Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper
Period of sale: These stamps remained on sale until 1 November 2013.