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Canpex 2000

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The Hotel Chancellor in central Christchurch hosted the national stamp exhibition from 5 to 8 October 2000. The 'Canpex 2000' exhibition commemorated the 150th Anniversary of Canterbury.

Issue information

To commemorate this event, New Zealand Post released a miniature sheet including two of the July 2000 dramatic Scenic Reflections stamps with a backdrop of the Christchurch Pier at New Brighton, and a souvenir envelope featuring the exhibition logo and a datestamp for the 2000 Children's Health - Bears & Dolls stamp issue released on the exhibitions opening day. The Scenic Reflections stamps were selected because both Lake Lyndon and Lake Alexandrina are in the Canterbury region.

The background image was chosen for its significance to Canterbury. The construction for the Christchurch Pier began in February 1996 and was completed in November 1997. Anchoring this 300m long pier, the library building notably won the 2000 New Zealand top award for architecture.

Product Listing for Canpex 2000

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Image Title Description Price
Miniature Sheet Mint, used or cancelled miniature sheet. $2.20
Souvenir Cover First day cover with miniature sheet affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue. $2.70

Technical information

Date of issue: 5 October 2000
Miniature sheet and souvenir envelope designed by: New Zealand Post Stamps Business
Printer and process: Southern Colour Print, Dunedin, by offset lithography
Number of colours: Four process colours
Paper type: 103 gsm red phosphor coated
Period of sale: These stamps remained on sale until 4 October 2001.