New Zealand Post issued this stamp issue to commemorate the 10th Asian International Philatelic Exhibition.
The 10th Asian International Philatelic Exhibition took place in Taipei, Taiwan on 21-27 October 1996.
New Zealand Post issued a special exhibition miniature sheet which featured stamps from the 1996 Wildlife issue. Based on the design of the se-tenant block released with this issue, only the 80c and $1.80 stamps were perforated.
The Extinct Birds miniature sheet was also overprinted for Taipei ’96 and was available with a souvenir cover.
Product Listing for Taipei ‘96
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|Date of issue:||21 October 1996|
|Cost of miniature sheets:||Extinct Birds: $1.80; Wildlife: $2.60|
|Cost of souvenir cover with Extinct Birds miniature sheet:||$2.30|
|Miniature sheets designed by:||Extinct Birds: Geoffrey Cox, Auckland; Wildlife: Sea Sky Design, Paraparaumu|
|Souvenir cover designed and produced by:||Communication Arts Ltd, Wellington|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 31 December 1996.|