Parliamentary Conference

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association was established to promote the ideals of parliamentary democracy and the rule of law. The Association had held conferences annually since 1961.

Issue information

In 1965 the conference was held in Wellington and to mark the occasion a set of three commemorative stamps was issued.  On each stamp the emblem of the Association, a Mace and Black Rod crossed, was incorporated into the design.

Stamp bulletin

This stamp issue first appeared in New Zealand Post Stamp Bulletin No. 37 in October 1965.

Acknowledgments: Bulletin scanned and provided by John Biddlecombe of the New Zealand Society of Great Britain. Their web site offers further information useful to those interested in the stamps and postal history of New Zealand. Link: http://www.nzsgb.org.uk/

Technical information

Date of Issue: 30 November 1965
Designers: New Zealand Post Office, Wellington
Printers: Harrison and Sons, England
Stamp Size: 24mm x 40mm
Sheet Size: 120 stamps per sheet
Process: Photogravure
Performance Gauge: 14
Paper Type: No watermark