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Taipei ‘96

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New Zealand Post issued this stamp issue to commemorate the 10th Asian International Philatelic Exhibition.

Issue information

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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Image Title Description Price
Miniature Sheet Mint, used or cancelled Extinct Birds miniature sheet. $1.80
Miniature Sheet Mint, used or cancelled Wildlife miniature sheet. $2.60
Souvenir Cover First day cover with Extinct Birds miniature sheet affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue. $2.30

Technical information

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.