On 7 – 9 November 2003, New Zealand’s capital city hosted Welpex 2003 under the patronage of the New Zealand Philatelic Federation and supported by New Zealand Post.
The first full national stamp exhibition that was held in Wellington since Royal 100 in 1988 also included a number of prestigious awards.
New Zealand Post commemorated the event with a special miniature sheet and exhibition souvenir cover that incorporated scenes of Wellington city and three stamps from the 100 Years of New Zealand Test Rugby stamp issue.
Each miniature sheet included a $1.00 surcharge which New Zealand Post presented to the New Zealand Philatelic Trust for hobby support.
Product Listing for Welpex 03
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|Miniature Sheet||Mint, used or cancelled miniature sheet.||$6.00|
|Souvenir Cover||First day cover with miniature sheet affixed. Cancelled on first day of issue.||$6.50|
|Date of issue:||7 November 2003|
|Miniature sheet and exhibition souvenir cover design and photography by:||Stamp Business, New Zealand Post|
|Cost of miniature sheet:||$6.00|
|Cost of souvenir cover:||$6.50|
|Printer:||Southern Colour Print, Dunedin, New Zealand|
|Number of colours:||Five process colours|
|Miniature sheet size:||100mm x 120mm|
|Paper type:||Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor stamp paper|
|Number of stamps:||Three|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 6 November 2004.|