Taking place in the bustling capital of Jakarta - the 2012 International Stamp Exhibition brought collectors and philatelic enthusiasts together from around the world.
Indonesia 2012 was held from 18 to 24 June with the support of the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie and the Federation of Inter-Asian Philately, and was expected to be the largest philatelic exhibition ever held in Indonesia.
Jakarta is located on the north-west coast of Java, and is Indonesia’s largest and most populous city. Collectors and philatelic enthusiasts from Asia and around the world attended the exhibition – adding to the cosmopolitan nature of the city.
To commemorate Indonesia 2012, New Zealand Post issued an exhibition miniature sheet and exhibition souvenir cover.
The exhibition miniature sheet incorporated three stamps from the 2012 New Zealand Native Trees stamp issue. The stamps are set against a picturesque image of a pōhutukawa tree in Kaikoura in New Zealand’s South Island. Also featured in the design was the official Indonesia 2012 logo - a letter-carrying pigeon in the batik style. Pigeons are known around the world as a symbol of peace and were historically used as message carriers.
Product Listing for Indonesia 2012 International Stamp Exhibition
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|Miniature Sheet||Mint, used or cancelled gummed miniature sheet.||$4.90|
|Souvenir Cover||Souvenir cover with gummed miniature sheet affixed.||$5.40|
|Date of issue:||18 June 2012|
|Miniature sheet:||One exhibition miniature sheet with three stamps|
|Miniature sheet and 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 17 June 2013.|