Hong Kong 2001 Expo

Building on the phenomenal success of the Hong Kong ‘97 International Stamp Exhibition, Hong Kong 2001 was held from 1-5 February 2001. 

Issue information

The Hong Kong Stamp Exhibition offered a rich array of the world’s finest philately exhibits for the appreciation of collectors and the public. It also created a setting for postal administrations and stamp dealers to promote their products and business.

New Zealand Post issued a Threatened Birds exhibition miniature sheet and souvenir envelope. The design combined the Hong Kong exhibition logo and the Victoria Harbour cityscape at sunset with two stamps - the North Island weka and the Okarito brown kiwi.

Product Listing for Hong Kong 2001 Expo

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Image Title Description Price
Miniature Sheet Mint, used or cancelled miniature sheet. $3.30
Souvenir Cover First day cover with miniature sheet affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue. $3.80

Technical information

Date of issue:  1 February 2001
Stamps and miniature sheet illustrated by: Paul Martinson, Masterton
Miniature sheet and souvenir cover designed by: Stamps Business, Wellington
Printer and process: Southern Colour Print, Dunedin, by offset lithography
Number of colours: Four process colours
Stamp size and format: 30mm x 40mm, horizontal
Paper type: 103gsm red phosphor coated litho stamp paper.
Number of stamps per sheet: Two
Perforation gauge 14
Period of sale: These stamps remained on sale until 31 January 2002.