2001 A Stamp Odyssey – Invercargill Exhibition

New Zealand Post commemorated the 2001 A Stamp Odyssey – Invercargill Exhibition with this special stamp issue.

Issue information

To celebrate the New Zealand National Philatelic Exhibition – 2001 A Stamp Odyssey, we created a miniature sheet and exhibition cover. The miniature sheet incorporated stamps from the Scenic Definitives range, in values of 90c, $1.00, $1.10 and $1.30.

The exhibition was held in Invercargill from the 16th to the 18th March 2001. Being staged by the Southland Philatelic Society, the exhibition featured some world-class thematic exhibits displaying space and space travel.

Product Listing for 2001 A Stamp Odyssey – Invercargill Exhibition

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Image Title Description Price
Miniature Sheet Mint, used or cancelled miniature sheet. $4.30
Souvenir Cover First day cover with miniature sheet affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue. $4.80

Technical information

Date of issue: 16 March 2001
Miniature sheet illustrated by: Stephen Fuller of Watermark, Wellington
Miniature sheet and exhibition souvenir cover designed by: Stamps Business, New Zealand Post, Wellington
Printer and process: Southern Colour Print, Dunedin by offset lithography
Number of colours: Four process colours
Stamp size and format: 25mm x 30mm (horizontal)
Miniature sheet size and format: 134mm x 180mm (horizontal)
Paper type: 103gms red phosphor coated stamp paper
Perforation gauge: 14
Number of stamps per miniature sheet: Four
Period of sale: These stamps remained on sale until 15 March 2002.