Philanippon Stamp Exhibition

Every decade since 1971, Japan has hosted a World Stamp Exhibition. In 2011 the trend continued when Philanippon 2011 took place on the shores of Yokohama.

Issue information

Philanippon 2011 ran from 28 July to 2 August 2011, and brought the philatelic community together on an international scale. Located less than half an hour south of Tokyo by train, the picturesque waterfront city of Yokohama is Japan’s second largest city with a population of over three million people.

The theme of Philanippon 2011 was ‘Stamps Link the World’, and the exhibition featured approximately 2,500 frames across 12 classes. Postal services from around the globe attended the event, which was expected to attract upwards of 100,000 visitors.

New Zealand Post issued a special exhibition miniature sheet and exhibition souvenir cover to commemorate the event. The exhibition miniature sheet incorporated two $1.90 All Blacks stamps as well as a $1.90 silver Round Kiwi stamp - all set against Mount Taranaki in New Zealand’s North Island. Part of a national park, this snowtopped 2,518 metre mountain is a popular destination for tourists and trampers alike.

Product Listing for Philanippon Stamp Exhibition

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Image Title Description Price
Miniature Sheet Mint, used or cancelled miniature sheet. $5.70
Exhibition First Day Cover First day cover with gummed miniature sheet affixed. $6.20

Technical information

Date of issue: 28 July 2011
Miniature sheet: One exhibition miniature sheet with three stamps
Stamps and first day cover designed by: Stamps Business, New Zealand Post, Wellington
Printer and process: Southern Colour Print Ltd by offset lithography
Number of colours: Four process colours plus PMS8420 silver (2011 Round Kiwi stamp)
Paper type: Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper
Period of sale: These stamps remained on sale until 27 July 2012.