Taipei ‘96

New Zealand Post issued this stamp issue to commemorate the 10th Asian International Philatelic Exhibition.

Issue information

The 10th Asian International Philatelic Exhibition took place in Taipei, Taiwan on 21-27 October 1996.

New Zealand Post issued a special exhibition miniature sheet which featured stamps from the 1996 Wildlife issue. Based on the design of the se-tenant block released with this issue, only the 80c and $1.80 stamps were perforated.

The Extinct Birds miniature sheet was also overprinted for Taipei ’96 and was available with a souvenir cover.

Product Listing for Taipei ‘96

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Image Title Description Price
Miniature Sheet Mint, used or cancelled Extinct Birds miniature sheet. $1.80
Miniature Sheet Mint, used or cancelled Wildlife miniature sheet. $2.60
Souvenir Cover First day cover with Extinct Birds miniature sheet affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue. $2.30

Technical information

Date of issue: 21 October 1996
Cost of miniature sheets:  Extinct Birds: $1.80; Wildlife: $2.60
Cost of souvenir cover with Extinct Birds miniature sheet:  $2.30
Miniature sheets designed by:  Extinct Birds: Geoffrey Cox, Auckland; Wildlife: Sea Sky Design, Paraparaumu
Souvenir cover designed and produced by: Communication Arts Ltd, Wellington
Period of sale:  These stamps remained on sale until 31 December 1996.