The Washington 2006 World Philatelic Exhibition featured 3,800 frames of competitive exhibits by collectors from around the world and a 500-frame 'Court of Honour', including some of the world's rarest philatelic items. The main themes of this exhibition were 'The Role of the Post Office in Uniting the Country', 'Children - They are the Future' and 'Moving the Mail in the 21st Century'.
The 2006 Washington World Philatelic Exhibition was hosted by the American Philatelic Society and organised by Washington Philatelic Exhibition, Inc., a not for profit organisation, with the support of the US Postal Service and the American Stamp Dealers' Association.
New Zealand Post issued an exhibition miniature sheet and exhibition souvenir cover to signify this huge event.
Product Listing for Washington 2006 World Philatelic Exhibition
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|Miniature Sheet||Mint, used or cancelled miniature sheet.||$4.00|
|Souvenir Cover||First day cover with miniature sheet affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue.||$4.50|
|Date of issue:||27 May 2006|
|Miniature sheet and souvenir cover designed by:||Alan Hollows, Stamps Business, New Zealand Post|
|Cost of miniature sheet:||$4.00|
|Cost of first day cover:||$4.50|
|Printer and process:||Southern Colour Print, New Zealand by offset lithography|
|Number of colours:||Four process colours|
|Miniature sheet size:||120mm x 80mm (horizontal)|
|Paper type:||Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper|
|Number of stamps:||Two|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 26 May 2007.|