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Parliamentary Conference

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When the 25th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference opened in Wellington in November 1979, the New Zealand Post Office released a set of three stamps to commemorate the event.

Issue information

It was the third time New Zealand had played host to this conference, the previous occasions were in 1950 and 1965, and the second time New Zealand stamps had commemorated such an event.

Chamber of the House of Representatives - 14c
 - Looking towards the Speakers chair.

Parliamentary Symbols - 20c
 - The black rod and the mace.

Wall Hanging - 30c
 - Which dominates the foyer of the 'Beehive' Parliament Buildings.

Stamp bulletin

This stamp issue first appeared in New Zealand Post Stamp Bulletin No. 22 in October 1979.

Acknowledgments: Bulletin scanned and provided by John Biddlecombe of the New Zealand Society of Great Britain. Their web site offers further information useful to those interested in the stamps and postal history of New Zealand. Link:

Technical information

Date of Issue:  26 November 1979
Designers: D A Hatcher, Auckland
Printers: Waddington Security Print, England
Stamp Size: 30mm x 38mm
Sheet Size: 100 stamps per sheet
Process: Lithography
Perforation Gauge: 13.75 x 13.5
Paper Type: Unwatermarked
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