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Welpex 03

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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.

Issue information

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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Image Title Description Price
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

Technical information

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.