The New Zealand National Stamp Exhibition was a great chance for stamp collectors to display their collections, and a fantastic opportunity for the public to experience some of the best stamp collections on offer from New Zealand and abroad.
The Palmpex 2010 Stamp Show took place from 12 to14 November in Palmerston North. The city has hosted a number of successful stamp exhibitions in the past, and is located in the Manawatu region - halfway between Rotorua and Wellington.
As the major sponsor, New Zealand Post had a large presence at the event. A number of stamp dealers from throughout New Zealand and the United Kingdom were in attendance and further collections were exhibited from as far away as the Middle East and Finland. There were more than 500 frames of stamps, postal history and postcards to view in a variety of classes, including Championship, Traditional, Youth, Youth Development and Adult Development.
To commemorate the event, New Zealand Post issued an exhibition miniature sheet and souvenir first day cover. These special products featured an image of the iconic Te Āpiti wind farm in the Manawatu, and three $1.50 Round Kiwi stamps – a perennial favourite with stamp collectors.
Product Listing for Palmpex 2010
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|Miniature Sheet||Mint, used or cancelled miniature sheet.||$4.50|
|First Day Cover||First day cover with miniature sheet affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue.||$5.00|
|Date of issue:||12 November 2010|
|Miniature sheet:||One sheet with three stamps|
|Stamps and first day cover designed by:||Stamps Business, New Zealand Post, Wellington|
|Printer:||Southern Colour Print, New Zealand|
|Number of colours:||Four process colours|
|Paper type:||Tullis Russell 104gsm red phoshor gummed stamp paper|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 11 November 2011.|