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Over the next three years, New Zealand Post has plans (subject to approval) to issue some of the most exciting stamps ever offered to New Zealand collectors. Topics such as Princess Diana, Super 12 Rugby. the new millennium, the Americas Cup and the Sydney Olympics prove our commitment to presenting you with philatelic subject matters that are relevant and stimulating. We are proud to be actively involved in the renaissance of stamp collecting as a fashionable hobby. And our strategy to change the mindset of many has been innovation. The release of sets like Kiwiana in 1994 broke with tradition and set the tone. Now we are proud to offer you, not just releases such as the 1898 Pictorials Centenary issue, but also access to the virtual world of stamp collecting through our Internet site and our brand new CD-ROM, 'New Zealand Stamps - A Virtual Album: This fascinating, fact-filled journey into the whole history and tradition of philately in New Zealand is the best in the world. On this one CD-ROM, collectors will be able to view a complete catalogue of New Zealand stamps at their leisure, manipulate the images, create their own virtual collections, and even play games. It represents a massive step forward in our bid to make stamp collecting relevant for today's youth, and as such, we are keeping up with, and often ahead of, our colleagues in the USA, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. It doesn't stop there though. Stamp Points, another world first in philately. has proven an unqualified success. In 1996, we gave out 48,000 rewards to collectors throughout the country. We expect to exceed that figure for 1997. Many ofyou have written to say how Stamp Points makes you feel valued. Thank you for your feedback. A completely revamped Stamp Hunters Club (aimed at children of all ages!), has also been released, and we expect that the club will really take off as more and more children find entertainment, fact, fun and fulfilment in the zany characters that seem to burst from every page. I've saved some of the most interesting news for last. New Zealand Post has been appointed as an agency for Vanuatu, Niue, Western Samoa and the United Nations. So now it will be much easier for New Zealand collectors to acquire not just the gloriously colourful issues of the South Pacific, with their vibrant topics of tropical fish, birds, artefacts and diving, but also stunning stamps like the Endangered Species collection issued by the UN. So welcome to this first issue of Focus for 1998. I am sure that the stamps showcased here, along with the topics covered above, represent the start of a new era of interest for our hobby. Please feel free to be excited by that thought. I certainly am.

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A cool new look for 'g8 Most avid philatelists were introduced to their hobby as children. Although times have changed dramatically, collecting stamps is still a cool, trendy and growing hobby. Its relevance for today's children is as strong as ever. To reinforce the point, New Zealand Post has moved with the times, and introduced new ways of bringing the hobby alive for kids that will encourage them to take the interest well into the new millennium. Our web site and the exciting and innovative use of CD¡ ROM technology are just two of the newer ways we now reach young collectors. The third aspect is a totally revamped and eye-poppingly different Stamp Hunters magazine, featuring 'new-look' characters, heaps of facts, plenty of things to do and get involved with, and all the latest on what's available stamp.wise and how to get collecting. To arrive at this new approach, we went to the only people who matter - the young collectors themselves - and asked them directly for their brickbats and bouquets. Opinions came thick and fast, and this radical shake-up is the result. Reaction so far has been overwhelmingly positive. Kids liked how busy it was, how much information it contained, the pictures of the stamps... So expect plenty more colour, style and attitude in coming months as further issues of Stamp Hunter make their way to the dedicated philatelists of tomorrow.


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the end of the 19th century, New Zealand was definitely a country looking to make its own way in the world. Although England was still UMother" to many New Zealanders, the land

had progressed from being just a colony. The decision not to become part

of the new Australian Commonwealth pointed to the determination of the majority to make a place for themselves in the world. At the same time, there was growing interest in symbols that were uniquely New Zealand and, as more and more settlements celebrated their 50th anniversary. there was a widespread belief that the country had much to be proud of

The Government recognised the incredible tourism potential that access to the country's lakes, rivers, forests and other natural wonders offered. It also recognised that the development of that industry would be heavily dependent on state promotion. So was this issue the world's first tourism promotion issue? There are certainly those who think so. After all, a pictorial stamp issue of notable New Zealand scenery was probably a highly effective way to promote travel to a place whose beauty was famous, but which was still an exotic and little known destination, located somewhere 'down there' below the Equator. But the issue was significant for far more than just its demonstration of marketing prowess. Its most notable asset was that it was a pictorial issue, at a time when such

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issues were virtually unknown. Only Newfoundland, North Borneo, New South Wales and Tonga in the entire British Empire had issued pictorial stamps before. This was also the (jrst set of stamps in the country's history that did not include a portrait of the reigning monarch. Certainly, this alone represented a first, albeit tentative, step to assert the country's emerging identity. Whether the 1898 pictorials were issued as part of a tourism agenda we may never know. We will also never know how successful they were as a marketing tool. What is certain is that the 1898 pictorials were immensely popular and continued to be sold in New Zealand, albeit with variations and additions, for the next decade. Today, they are still one of this country's most popular issues with collectors and the decision to celebrate the centenary of their issue should be viewed as testimony to their philatelic significance. The decision in 1894 to issue a new set of stamps that were "symbolical of the land", and to organise a competition for the designs prompted a response of some 2,400 prospective designs from throughout the country. For this centennial re-issue, Ross Jones of Watermark in Wellington has updated the amounts on the 14 designs that were finally chosen, including the two versions of the La.ke Wakatipu stamp. The second of these was re-issued just a month after the original issue because of a spelling mistake in the name. --------_._-_._---------------------As parI ot Ihe cenlenary, a IImlled number ot colleclors will also be able 10 purchase a unique celebrallon ollhls slgnllicanl philaleilc evenl. The 1898 Piclorials Cenlenary Coileclion wiil be released the same day as Ihe stamps and will contain: •

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Artist. In 1970. Mclnlyre was awarded the OBE for his work as an author and artist Laler he received the Governor General's Medal for his considerable contribulions lo lhe arls. This conlinualion of the New Zealand Arl Colleclion fealures four of Mclnlyre's works - Wounded at Cassino, pain led in 1944 and now parl of the Nalional Colleclion of War Arl al the Nalional Archives of New Zealand; The Cliffs of Rangilikei, painled around 1958, and Maori Children, pain led in 1963, bOlh parl of the Mclnlyre Family Colleclion; and The Anglican Church, Kakahi, pain led in 1972 and now held in a privale collection.

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For a totally different view of New Zealand, look up. That's what a group of New Zealand photographers have done, and the result is this stunning set of six stamps, featuring skyscapes at Mt Maunganui, Whakatane, Lake

Wanaka, Cambridge, South Bay near Kaikoura and the Lindis Pass in North Canterbury. Aotearoa of course means "the land of the long while cloud". and yet many New Zealanders seem to take that aspect of our landscape for granted. It is almost as if we have got so used to our clear. blue skies and our dramatic sunsets that we have forgotten how beautiful and arresting they really are. Scenic Skies looks to change all that by capturing some of the magic and the atmosphere that make these scenes unique. But while the outlook may be different. the issue itself is very much in line with a long tradition of New Zealand scenic stamps; one that has already featured lakes. off-shore islands. forest parks. waterfalls. rivers. trees. harbours and of course our beautiful coastlines. Hopefully. this issue will prompt us all to stop just for a moment and consider how lucky we really are!

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Vanuatu is a group of 83 islands in the southwest Pacific, governed as an independent republic by its indigenous people. New Zealand Post's Stamps Business Unit

Six stamps showing a variety of birds that make their home in Vanuatu. The Little Pied Cormorant, Brown Booby, and Great Crested Tern are included in this stamp issue.

undertakes the design and production of Vanuatu postage stamps on behalf of Vanuatu Post. The stamps of this beautiful country are now available to

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AIR VANUATU A four-stamp issue to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Air Vanuatu and to celebrate the successfully expanding airline. Date of issue: Sel 01 four stamps: Code:

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Four stamps showing a range of architectural images from Vanuatu, including the Modern University of the South Pacific, and a traditional fale on the island of Espiritu Santo.

Angelfish are close relatives of the Butterfly fish. There are 76 known species worldwide, with at least nine occurring in the waters of Vanuatu. This stamp issue shows five species of Angelfish.

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DIVING Four stamps, and a miniature sheet, focus on some of the best diving in the Pacific. Untouched coral reefs teem with colourful fish, 1lnd wreck of the 'President Coolidge' is the largest accessible wreck in the world.

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This se tenant block of four stamps depicts the stunning scenery of Limu, on Niue's northwestern coastline. Dale 01 issue'

YEAR OF THE Ox MINIATURE A miniature sheet featuring the 1997 Year of the Ox - with a single stamp. Dale of issue: Miniature sheet with one stamp:. Code

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The first in a series of stamp issues featuring whales of the Pacific. This issue consists of three stamps and an exhibition miniature sheet. Date 01 issue: Set of three stamps' Exhibition miniature sheet with three stamps: Code:

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AUPEX

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The first of two exhibition miniature sheets to commemorate the Aupex '97 philatelic exhibition held in Auckland in November 1997. Date 01 issue: .. 9 June 1997 Miniature sheet with two stamps: . $2.50 Code: NU04

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A stamp issue celebrating Christmas in 1997, consisting of four stamps.

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The second of the Aupex '97 miniature sheets. Dale of Issue 12 November 1997 Miniature sheet with two stamps: $2.50 Code: NUD6

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12 stamps produced in three blocks of four, these stamps celebrate the Earth Summit of 1997. Date of Issue: ........••....•........ 3D May 1997 Set of 12 stamps: .........••...•... . .. $5.80 Code: .....•................... . .... U1S1

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TRANSPORTATION 15 stamps, in three strips of five, commemorate the 50th anniversaries of two United Nations regional commissions. The stamps portray various modes of transportation throughout the ages.

TRIBUTE TO PHILATELY A set of 6 stamps issued by the United Nations Postal Administration to celebrate philately, described as the "international hobby". Date of Issue: 14 October 1997 Set of 3 stamps: ......••....•............. $4.95 Code: . U1S3

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THE NEW ZEALAND STAMP

All stamps, miniature sheets and philatelic exhibition miniature sheets issued by New Zealand Post during the 1997 calendar year are available for just $ 87.70 • the total face value of all the stamps included.

80 pages of beautifully illustrated text and superb photography, all within a rich and textured glossy hard cover. 16 stamp issues are featured· all for only $79.00.

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PACK Contains all special topic and commemorative stamps issued by New Zealand Post from October 1996 to September 1997. At just $62.35, this is an easy and convenient way to collect New Zealand stamps. Code: SP97

16 covers from commemorative and definitive stamps issued from October 1996 to September 1997. The perfect introduction to the wonderful world of stamps and a great way to get children involved with this immensely enjoyable hobby for only $84.40. Code: FD97


PERFORMING ARTS MINIATURE SHEET BOOKLET -

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The performing arts have given New Zealanders the chance to put themselves up on stage, to consider who they are culturally and to export that identity all over the world. This miniature sheet booklet pays tribute to the six performing arts alive and well in New Zealand right now: modern dance, music, opera, theatre, song and ballet. Each and everyone deserves a standing ovation!

SCENIC TRAINS PRESENTATION PACK -

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The six scenic routes featured in this pack the Overlander, the Tranz Alpine, the Southerner, the Coastal Pacific, the Bay Express and the Kaimai Express - travel through forests, over viaducts, alongside rugged coastline, through gorges and mountain passes and across wide alluvial river plains. On the way, they capture some of the magic, atmosphere history and grandeur that is scenic train travel in New Zealand.

Ross DEPENDENCY BIRDS PRESENTATION PACK -

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The Antarctic Continent is surrounded by the mighty Southern Ocean, one of the most extensive and powerful oceans on the planet. This issue honours six determined aviators - the Snow Petrel, the Cape Petrel, the Antarctic Prion, the Antarctic Fulmar, the Antarctic Petrel and the Antarctic Tern which have chosen to turn the storm tossed stretches of one of the world's most inhospitable places into their home.

CHINA/NEW ZEALAND ROSES PRESENTATION PACK - $7.95 This New Zealand-People's Republic of China joint stamp issue features one of the oldest roses known to man, rugosa, and one of the youngest, Aotearoa-New Zealand. The wonderfully stylish presentation pack includes two mint New Zealand and two mint Chinese postage stamps and a mint New Zealand miniature sheet as well as a first day cover which features all four stamps.

FLY FISHING PRESENTATION PACK -

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licensed trout fishing began in New Zealand in 1894. Today thousands of anglers flock to waterways that are justifiably considered some of the best trout fisheries on offer anywhere, lured by a combination of the challenge and thrill of deceiving these elusive and worthy adversaries, and the sheer beauty and unspoiled grandeur of the rivers and lakes where these fish abound.

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STAMP HUNTERS THEME PACKS

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Collecting by topics is a great way to make stamp collections more interesting and colourful. Stamp Hunter Theme Packs let young collectors choose one of five topics, then receive 50 stamps from all over the world that match their choice. Topics available right now are Cats and Dogs, Wild Animals, Prehistoric Animals, Butterflies and Insects, and Horses. A great way to get a world view on a favourite topic. Plus kids can use the packs to find out heaps of really interesting and useful information.

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NEW ZEALAND STAMPS A VIRTUAL ALBUM -

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On one amazing CDRom you can find details of every New Zealand stamp issued from 1855 to 1997.

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Protect your collection with high-quality stockbooks from Lighthouse. Customers of the Stamps Centre can enjoy two special deals when ordering from Focus - a 48-sided stockbook with black pages - only $49.95, and a 60-sided stockbook with white pages - only$52.95. Also available is a 32-sided stockbook with white pages for $31.20. 48 sides A053

HAGNER SYSTEM This system provides collectors with a looseleaf stockbook, eliminating the need for stamp hinges. Polyester strips discourage fading, dampness or chemical damage to valuable stamps. An album and a variety of single-sided sheets are available. 1 2 3 4

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FDC ALBUMS AND REFILLS First day cover albums protect your collection from creasing and tearing. We have three albums available - each containing 10 sheets, with refill pages also available.

CAMPBELL PATERSON "NEW ZEALAND" STAMP CATALOGUE A comprehensive catalogue of New Zealand stamps, listing every issue and variety within an easy-toreference system. An authority on New Zealand philately.

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flies that were featured on the stamps and a quote from the "Compleat Angler" which add further interest to this superb presentation. "New Zealand Fly Fishing" has a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Elmar Toime. Chief Executive of New Zealand Post Limited, and has generated a great deal of interest among fly fishers.

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Have your say! What did you think of the stamps of 1997? You are once again invited to have your say about the stamps produced by New Zealand Post last year. Shown below is one stamp from each 1997 stamp issue. Simply tick your favourite issue of 1997 on the reply portion and return it to the Stamps Centre. The results of the Stamp Poll will be published in the next issue of Focus.

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New Zealand Stamps 5 10 DEFINITIVE· MT RUAPEHU Issue Code: 792. Date of Issue: 12 Febnlary 1997. 510 Definitive - Mt Ruapehu NEW ZEALAND ART· COLlN McCAHON Issue Code: 801. Date of Issue: 7 May 1997. Set of four McCahon stamps «P $4.70 CENTENARY OF PIGEON-GRAM Issue Code: 800. Dale of Issue: 7 May 1997. Set of two Pigeon-gram stamps @l S1.20 HEALTH - HEALTHY LIVING Issue Code: an. Dafe of Issue: 18 Jutle 1997. Set of two gummed Health stamps @ $1.30 Miniature shed with three stamps @ $1.75 812 40c + Se self-adhesive Health stamp

812 545.00 self-adhesive Health dispenser (100 x 40c + 55 donalion) FLY FISHING Issue Code: 810. Date of Issue: 18 June 1997. Set of four Fly Fishing stamps @ $4.70 SCENIC TRAINS Issue Code: 804. DO/,t; of Issue: 611ugllsl 1997. Set of six Scenic Trains @ 56.70

51 KIWI ROUND Issue Code: 807. Date of Issue: 6 August 1997. SI Kiwi Round @ 51.00

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'Plate/imprint, positional or value blocks may be obtained by purchasing at least six stamps of each denomination, except for the $10 Mt Ruapehu issue which requires a minimum of two stamps and the New Zealand Roses stamps which require a minimum of eight stamps. Plate/imprint blocks are not available for self-adhesive stamps. .. Barcode blocks may be obtained by purchasing at leastlwo stamps of each denomination. Barcode blocks are not available for self-adhesive stamps. Mint stamps will be supplied unless you specifically request otherwise. If you wish to order used (U) or cancelled-to-order (C) stamps. please indicate this by writing the letter 'U' or 'C' as appropriate next to the quantity that you require. Used stamps are afCixed to paper and cancelled. Cancelled-to-order stamps are cancelled, but not affixed to paper.


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CREEPY CRAWLIES

Issue Code: 813. Date of Issue: I October 1997. Creepy Crawlies booklel (10 x 40c) - $4.00 ROSES - JOINT ISSUE WITH CHINA Issue Code: 814. Dlitt of Issue: 9 October 1997. Set of two New Zealand Roses stamps in se tenant pair @l SO.80

Sel of two Chinese Roses stamps in se tenant pair @> SO.80

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CARTOONISTS

Issue Code: 815. Dale of Issue: 12 November 1997. Sel of four Cartoonists stamps «:P $4.70

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50TH WEDDINC ANNIVERSARY

Issue Code: 819. Date of Issue: 12 November 1997. Sheetlet of ten 40c stamps @ $4.00

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PERFORMINC ARTS

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Issue COtle: 820. Date of Issue: 14 January 1998. Set of six Performing Arts stamps @ 56.70 Performing Arts miniature sheet booklet @ 513.40 SELF-ADHESIVE 40c BOOKLET Issue Code: 828. Date of Issue: 14 January 1998. Scenic booklel (10 x 40c) - $4.00 FAVOURITE FELINES Issue Code: 821. Dale of Issue: 11 February 1998. Set of six Favourite Felines stamps @ 56.70 MUSEUM OF NEW ZEALAND Issue Code: 822. Date of Issue: 11 February 1998. Set of two Museum of New Zealand stamps @ $2.20 A NEW BEGINNINC Issue Gode: 824. Date of Issue: 18 March 1998. Set of six A New Beginning stamps @ 56.70

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MEMORIAL STATUES - JOINT ISSUE WITH TURKEY Issue Gode: 826. Da/e of Issue: 18 March 1998. Set of two New Zealand Memorial Statues stamps @ 52.20

826T Set of two Turkish Memorial Statues stamps

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@ 52.50

TOTAL PACE 2


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New Zealand - Special Products FLY FISHING PRESENTATION PACK @ S6.75

Code: P8W.

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SCENIC TRAINS PRESENTATION PACK @ 58.50

Gode: P804. CHINAINEW ZEALAND ROSES PRESENTATION PACK @ S7.95

Code: P8l4. ROSS DEPENDENCY - BIRDS PRESENTATION PACK @ S8.50

Gode: P8ll. STAMP HUNTER CATS AND DOGS THEME PACK @ 55.95

Gode: TPOJ. STAMP HUNTER HORSES THEME PACK @ 55.95

Gode: TP02. STAMP HUNTER WILD ANIMALS THEME PACK @ 55.95

Gode: TP03.

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STAMP HUNTER PREHISTORIC ANIMALS THEME PACK @ 55.95

Gode: TP04. STAMP HUNTER BUTTERFLIES AND INSECTS THEME PACK @ 55.95

Gode: TPOS. NEW ZEALAND STAMPS - A VIRTUAL ALBUM CD-ROM @ 569.95

Gode: GDOl. 1997 NEW ZEALAND STAMP PACK @ 562.35

Gode: SP9l.

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1997 NEW ZEALAND FIRST DAY COVERS PACK @ 584.40

Gode: FD9l.

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1997 NEW ZEALAND STAMP COLLECTORS FOLDER @ 587.70

Gode: GF9l. NEW ZEALAND STAMP COLLECTION 1997 @ S79.00 (Annual Album) Gode: AL97. NEW ZEALAND FLY FISHING FRAMED PRESENTATION PRINT @ 5190.00

Gode: FPOJ.

] I Collector's Accessories Gode: A070. 5140.65 ] I Gode: A02l. 519.95 ] I Gode: A028.

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I Amount NZS I

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'CAMPBELL PATERSON' NEW ZEALAND CATALOGUE

HAGNER ALBUM

HAGNER SHEETS 51.25 each

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one strip

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• H3· three strip • H4 - four strip

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• HS - t'ive strip H6 - six strip • H7 - seven strip • H8 - eight strip

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Niue Stamps YEAR OF THE OX MINIATURE SHEET Issue Code: NUOl. Dale of Issue: 10 Febrlwry 1997. Year of the Ox miniature sheet @ $].70 ISLAND SCENES Issue Code: NU02. Date of Issue: 1.8 April 1997. Set of four Island Scenes stamps @ $4.50 WHALES #1 Issue Code: NU03. Date of Issue: 27 May 1997. Set of three Whales stamps @ $3.05 Pacific '97 Whales miniature sheet @ $3.05

AUPEX '97 NO.l MINIATURE SHEET @ S2.50 Issue Code: NU04. Date of Issue: 9 June 1997. WHALES #Z Issue Code: NUOS. Date of Issue: 3 September 1.997. Set of three Whales stamps @ $2.70 AUPEX '97 NO.2 MINIATURE SHEET @ S2.50 Issue Code: NU06. Date of Issue: 12 November 1997. CHRISTMAS 1997 Issue Code: NU07. Dale of Issue: 26 November 1997. Set of four Christmas stamps @ $2.70

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I A",ount NZS I

c=J c=J c=J c=J c=J c=J c=J c=J

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United Nations Stamps ENDANGERED SPECIES Issue Code: U150. Dale of Issue: 13 March 1997. Set of 12 Endangered Species stamps @ $9.20 EARTH SUMMIT Issue Code: U151. Date of Issue: 30 May 1997. Set of 12 Earth Summit stamps @ $5.80 TRANSPORTATION Issue Code: U152. Dale of Issue: 29 August 1997. Set of 15 Transportation stamps @ 510.75 TRIBUTE TO PHILATELY Issue Code: V151. Date of Issue: 14 October 1997. Set of 6 Tribute to Philately stamps @ $4.95

Your Total Order TOTAL FROM PAGES 1,2,3,4 AND 5 POSTAGE - AIRlECONOMYPOST

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(Col1lxlete only if ordering from outsi e New Zealand or sending a gift to a non~New Zealand resident.)

PROOF OF DELIVERY

t $4.00 TOTAL

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Postage - Overseas Customers only Please use the following chart to calculate the postage. If several items are being ordered the highest rate applies.

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A. If ordering from outside New Zealand please indicate whether you would like your order delivered by air or EconomyPost. Use chart below to cakuJate postal charges and enler here. B. Proof of delivery guarantees full replacement of your order by the Stamps Centre in the event of any loss. This service is optional.

A. B. C. Australia/ Nth America/ Sth America 5th Pacific Asia (excl. Europe, Middle East) Africa & Middle East

D. Economy

Post All Countries

Stamps, Booklets, Miniature Sheets

NZSI.OO

NZSJ.50

NZSl.80

NZSO.70

Presentation Packs, Collectors Folder, Stamp Packs & Theme Packs

NZSl.80

NZS2.50

NZS3.00

NZSl.20

First Day Cover Packs

no charge

no charge

no charge

no charge

Stockbooks, CP Catalogue, FDC & Hagner Albums

NZSll.OO

NZS20.00

NZSZO.OO

NZSlO.00

Hagner Sheets & FOC refills

NZS1.80

NZS2.50

NZS3.00

NZSl.20

NZ Stamp Collection 1997, NZ Stamps - A Virtual Album (CD-Rom)

NZSll.00

NZSZO.OO

NZS20.00

no charge


Collector's Accessories

(continued)

IRequired No. I

I Amount NZ5 I

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LIGHTHOUSE STOCKBOOKS

Code: A053. 32 sides· white pages" $31.20 Code: A080. 48 sides - black pages qp 549.95 Code: A081. 60 sides - while pages qp 552.95 FIRST DAY COVER ALBUM

Code: A030. 533.30 REFILLS FOR FIRST DAY COVER ALBUM

Code: A031. 58.25 PREMIER FIRST DAY COVER ALBUM - LARGE DELUXE

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Code: A044. 534.00 REFILLS FOR LARGE DELUXE ALBUM (SINGLE POCKET)

Code: A045. 59.95 REFILLS FOR LARGE DELUXE ALBUM (DOUBLE POCKET)

Code: A046. 59.95 PREMIER FIRST DAY COVER ALBUM - SMALL DELUXE

Code: A047. 518.45 REFILLS FOR SMALL DELUXE ALBUM

Code: A045. 55.10

Vanuafu Stamps DIVING

Code: VA01. Date of Issue: 15 Janua;;; 1997. Set of four Diving stamps @ SS. 0

Diving miniature sheet 4P SS.60 Diving exhibition miniature sheet IlJ' $3.50 AIR VANUATU

Code: VA02. Date of Issue: 2 April 1997. Set of four Air Vanuatu stamps IlP $5.60

COASTAL BIRDS #1

Code: VA03. Date of Issue: 4 June 1997. Set of six Coastal Birds stamps 0 S5.75 ANGELFISH

Code: VA05. Date of Issue: 12 Novemb<r 1997. Sel of five Angelfish slamps qp 55.25 ARCHITECTURE

Code: VA06. Date of Issue: JJ February 1998. Set of four Architecture stamps @ SS.60

Western Samoa Stamps RETURN OF HONG KONG MINIATURE SHEET lIP 52.20

Code: W068. Date of Issue: 10 June 1997.

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26TH ANNIVERSARY OF GREENPEACE Code: W070. Date of Issue: 17 September 1997.

Set of four Greenpeace stamps @ 52.25 Greenpeace miniature sheet @ $4.00 ROYAL GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY Code: W069. Dote of Issue: 10 July 1997.

Set of six Royal Golden Wedding Anniversary stamps (3 se tenant pairs) @ 54.10 Royal Golden Wedding Anniversary miniature sheel 4'P $4.00 CHRISTMAS 1997

Code: WOll. Date of Issue: 19 November 1997. Set of four Christmas stamps t1P $5.20

TOTAL PAGE 4

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