New Zealand

Map of Oceania (Pacific Ocean) 1897

By |September 2nd, 2014|

Stamps of Pitcairn Islands: Botanica (2014)

By |August 3rd, 2014|

New Zealand: A Sad Story Behind a Cover

By |July 4th, 2014|

Published by kind permission of the author.

Before telling the story behind the fascinating cover illustrated, a description is necessary...

Bananas and Earthquakes in Jamaica

By |May 6th, 2014|

jamaica-1925-postcard-front Given the cost of bananas in Australia at present, I was fascinated by this recently acquired Jamaican postcard. It was written in early 1925 and addressed to a young man in New Zealand. It bears an interesting slogan: COME TO JAMAICA: THE IDEAL TOURIST RESORT.

Stamps of New Zealand: Royal Visit (2014)

By |April 15th, 2014|

Philately in the Doldrums? (1947)

By |January 29th, 2014|

Stamps of New Zealand: Smiling Boys (1931)

By |January 23rd, 2014|


Stamps of New Zealand: Seaweeds (2014)

By |January 19th, 2014|


Post Offices: Gisborne, New Zealand (1940)

By |December 21st, 2013|


Stamps of New Zealand: Second Film of The Hobbit Issue (2013)

By |October 29th, 2013|


New Zealand Mail from the UK in the 1880s

By |October 22nd, 2013|

In the 1880s, postal communication between New Zealand and United Kingdom was principally by way of San Francisco, using the U.S.S. Co. steamers, and the direct route using the New Zealand Shipping Co., and Shaw Savill and Albion Royal Mail steamers.

Victoria Land (1913)

By |October 21st, 2013|


Stamps of Aitutaki (1903-20)

By |October 14th, 2013|


Postal History: New Zealand Musings

By |September 2nd, 2013|


Picture Perfect: New Zealand 1898-1908

By |September 1st, 2013|

The first pictorial definitive series from a major British colony, issued by New Zealand in 1898, had two different printers, three different platemakers and four different papers, not to mention famous errors and perforation varieties. Was this the ultimate turn-of-the-century collectable?

The Evolution of the Penny Postage in New Zealand

By |August 10th, 2013|

new-zealand-1855-1p-dull-carmine This article is based on a paper by W. Joliffe, read before the Philatelic Society of New Zealand (October 5th, 1911). It includes extremely useful early postal rates for New Zealand.

The Politics of Printing in Stamp Design and Production

By |July 23rd, 2013|

It is a truism that political considerations have affected every stamp issuing country, some more than others.

Topical stamp issues: Captain Cook and the Pacific

By |June 13th, 2013|

The Pacific ocean is the largest body of water in the world. The total area of the Pacific Ocean is estimated at 163,000,000 km or nearly 40 per cent of the whole water extent of the world.