The Christchurch Philatelic Society celebrated its centenary in 2011, and held a Stamp and Postcard Exhibition on 14 and 15 January to commemorate.
The exhibition took place from 14 to 15 January 2012 at Addington Raceway, Christchurch. To mark the occasion, New Zealand Post issued special exhibition products that were themed around Robert F Scott’s expedition to the South Pole (1910-1912), for which he used Christchurch and Lyttelton as a base.
The unique exhibition miniature sheet depicts Scott’s vessel, the Terra Nova, in Lyttelton Harbour and incorporated two 2011 Ross Dependency stamps commemorating Scott’s historic expedition.
The exhibition souvenir cover featured the Scott statue that toppled off its plinth in the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake, but remounting is planned. Also printed on the cover are New Zealand ‘Penny Dominion’ and ‘Edward VII’ ½d stamps. Scott was appointed Post Master for the expedition and supplies of both stamps were overprinted ‘Victoria Land’ for use by expedition members.
Product Listing for Christchurch Philatelic Society Centennial Stamp and Postcard Exhibition
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|Miniature Sheet||Mint, used or cancelled gummed miniature sheet.||$4.30|
|Souvenir Cover||Exhibition first day cover with miniature sheet affixed.||$4.80|
|Date of issue:||14 January 2012|
|Miniature sheet:||One exhibition miniature sheet with two stamps|
|Stamps 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|
|Paper type:||Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 13 January 2013.|