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Royalpex 2017 National Stamp Exhibition

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Royalpex 2017 was held in Hamilton in November 2017, attracting stamp collectors and dealers from around the country.

Issue information

The Royalpex 2017 stamp show was held in Hamilton at the Distinction Hotel from 24-26 November 2017. The national stamp exhibition showed works and collections from around the country. Sometimes known as a ‘half national’ due to it having less classes available than a typical national exhibition, the show promised to be a quality display of sublime material. The event was run by the Royal Philatelic Society of New Zealand, proudly sponsored by New Zealand Post.

As an official sponsor, New Zealand Post had a central stand at the exhibition for those wishing to purchase stamps and coins, or arrange for the special daily cancellations to be applied to mail items.

Special Exhibition Collectables

In honour of Hamilton, New Zealand Post created two unique products featuring imagery of Hamilton in the background. The miniature sheet featured the idyllic Waikato river and three stamps from the popular Recovering Native Birds issue. The first day cover shows an aerial shot of the city as it stretches away in the distance.

Product Listing for Royalpex 2017 National Stamp Exhibition

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Image Title Description Price
Miniature Sheet Mint, used or cancelled miniature sheet. $8.00
Souvenir Cover First day cover with gummed miniature sheet affixed. $8.50

Technical information

Date of issue: 24 November 2017
Miniature sheet: One exhibition miniature sheet with two gummed stamps
Miniature sheet and souvenir cover designed by: Stamps and Collectables Business, New Zealand Post, Wellington, New Zealand
Printer and process: Southern Colour Print by offset lithography
Number of colours: Four process colours
Miniature sheet size and format: 115mm x 100mm
Paper type: Tullis Russell 104gsm Red Phosphor Gummed Stamp Paper
Period of sale: These stamps remained on sale until 23 November 2018. The souvenir cover remained on sale until 23 January 2018.