New Zealand

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|

To celebrate the upcoming visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and […]

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|