New Zealand Post released this stamp issue to commemorate two conferences held during the month of May 1995 in Auckland.
Auckland hosted two major regional conferences in a month when both the Asian Development Bank and the Pacific Basin Economic Council staged their 28th international annual meeting in May 1995. Stamps and first day covers, designed by Cue Design of Wellington, were issued by New Zealand Post to commemorate the events.
Asian Development Bank
This stamp was issued to mark the Asian Development Bank's annual meeting which was held in Auckland in May 1995. The bank was established in 1966 in Manila, in the Philippines, to promote the social and economic progress of its developing member countries, especially the smaller and less developed ones.
Pacific Basin Economic Council
This stamp was issued to mark the 28th year the Pacific Basin Economic Council has played a vital role in developing business among Pacific nations. The Council was formed in 1967 by business leaders who saw the need to co-operate with each other and with governments and international agencies in the development of the Pacific.
Product Listing for Conference
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|Single Stamp||Single $1.00 'Asian Development Bank' gummed stamp.||$1.00|
|Single Stamp||Single $1.50 'Pacific Basin Economic Council' gummed stamp.||$1.50|
|First Day Cover||First day cover with stamps affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue.||$2.75|
|Date of issue:||3 May 1995|
|Designer:||Dianne Prosser, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Printer:||Southern Colour Print, New Zealand|
|Stamp sizes:||40mm x 28mm|
|Sheet sizes:||100 stamps per sheet|
|Paper type:||CPL red phosphor coated, unwatermarked|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 3 May 1996.|