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China 2019 World Stamp Exhibition

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The China 2019 World Stamp Exhibition was held in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. 

Issue information

The exhibition’s organisers intention was to provide the opportunity to support relationships and close co-operation amongst philatelists and stamp collectors throughout the world, as well as Chinese philatelic culture with opportunities for international creative activities.

The China 2019 World Stamp Exhibition was held at the Wuhan International Expo Center from June 11-17, 2019, where the total number of exhibits reached 3,500, and was anticipated to attract philatelists from more than 80 countries and regions.

New Zealand Post created a special miniature sheet and first day cover to commemorate this exhibition, featuring three stamps from the 2019 Native Alpine Flora issue.

Two dollars from each sheet went towards the Philatelic Trust.

Product Listing for China 2019 World Stamp Exhibition

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Image Title Description Price
Miniature Sheet Mint, used or cancelled gummed miniature sheet. $6.80
Souvenir Cover First day cover with miniature sheet affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue. $7.30

Technical information

Date of issue: 11 June 2019
Number of stamps: Three gummed stamps
Denominations: 2 x $1.20, $2.40
Miniature sheet and souvenir cover designed by: New Zealand Post, Wellington, New Zealand (incorporates three Native Alpine Flora stamps designed by Stephen Fuller, Wellington, New Zealand)
Printer and process: Southern Colour Print Ltd, Dunedin, New Zealand by offset lithography
Number of colours: Four process colours
Miniature sheet size and format: 120mm x 90mm (horizontal)
Paper type:  Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper
Number of stamps per sheet: Three
Perforation gauge: 14
Period of sale: This miniature sheet remained on sale until 10 June 2020. The souvenir cover remained on sale until 6 August 2019.
Special note: Items in this issue included a $2.00 surcharge for the Philatelic Trust.