Building on the phenomenal success of the Hong Kong ‘97 International Stamp Exhibition, Hong Kong 2001 was held from 1-5 February 2001.
The Hong Kong Stamp Exhibition offered a rich array of the world’s finest philately exhibits for the appreciation of collectors and the public. It also created a setting for postal administrations and stamp dealers to promote their products and business.
New Zealand Post issued a Threatened Birds exhibition miniature sheet and souvenir envelope. The design combined the Hong Kong exhibition logo and the Victoria Harbour cityscape at sunset with two stamps - the North Island weka and the Okarito brown kiwi.
Product Listing for Hong Kong 2001 Expo
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|Miniature Sheet||Mint, used or cancelled miniature sheet.||$3.30|
|Souvenir Cover||First day cover with miniature sheet affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue.||$3.80|
|Date of issue:||1 February 2001|
|Stamps and miniature sheet illustrated by:||Paul Martinson, Masterton|
|Miniature sheet and souvenir cover designed by:||Stamps Business, Wellington|
|Printer and process:||Southern Colour Print, Dunedin, by offset lithography|
|Number of colours:||Four process colours|
|Stamp size and format:||30mm x 40mm, horizontal|
|Paper type:||103gsm red phosphor coated litho stamp paper.|
|Number of stamps per sheet:||Two|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 31 January 2002.|