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Belgica 2006 World Philatelic Exhibition

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The international philatelic exhibition, Belgica 2006, was held between 16-20 November 2006 at the international convention and exhibition centre ‘The Heysel’ in Brussels, Belgium.

Issue information

To mark the event, New Zealand Post issued a special first day cover and miniature sheet. The miniature sheet depicted the flower market in the Grand Place, Brussels, next to three uniquely New Zealand stamps from the personalised stamps range. The souvenir cover depicts the Atomium, which was built for the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair. The 103-metre-tall monument represents a unit cell of an iron crystal, magnified 165 billion times.

Product Listing for Belgica 2006 World Philatelic Exhibition

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Image Title Description Price
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

Technical information

Date of issue: 16 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
Perforation gauge: 14
Period of sale: These stamps remained on sale until 15 November 2007.