Belgica 2001

New Zealand Post commemorated Belgica 2001 with this special stamp issue.

Issue information

Belgica was one of the most significant philatelic exhibitions on the world calendar in 2001. Celebrating 500 years of post in Europe, it was held in Brussels from 9 - 15 June 2001. Rich in historical exhibits, some 130 countries participated. It also provided the centre stage for the Philatelic World Championship, featuring the entries of 719 candidates.

A first day cover and sheetlet were created by New Zealand Post to commemorate the exhibition, featuring stamps from the 100 Years of Moving the Mail issue.

Product Listing for Belgica 2001

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Image Title Description Price
Exhibition Sheetlet Mint, used or cancelled sheetlet. $4.00
Exhibition Souvenir Cover First day cover with sheetlet affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue. $4.50

Technical information

Date of issue: 9 June 2001
Cost of exhibition sheetlet: $4.00
Sheetlet and souvenir envelope designed by: Comm Arts Design, Wellington, New Zealand
Printer and process: Southern Colour Print, New Zealand by offset lithography
Number of colours: Four process colours
Stamp size: 30mm x 30mm
Number of stamps per sheetlet: 10
Paper type: De La Rue 103gsm red phosphor coated
Period of sale: These stamps remained on sale until 31 December 2002.