New Zealand

Stamps of New Zealand: Kingsford Smith Airmail Anniversary (1964)

By |November 27th, 2014|

This 6d blue airmail stamp commemorated the 30th Anniversary of the First Crossing […]

Stamps of Niue: Airport Opening (1970)

By |November 24th, 2014|

The opening of the airport on the island of Niue was commemorated by […]

Map of Oceania (Pacific Ocean) 1897

By |September 2nd, 2014|

This fine map shows Oceania (the Pacific Region) as it was in 1897.

It […]

Stamps of Pitcairn Islands: Botanica (2014)

By |August 3rd, 2014|

The flora of the Pitcairn Islands consists of 81 species, of which 10 […]

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|