Australia 2013 World Stamp Exhibition

The Australia 2013 World Stamp Exhibition was held in Melbourne from 10 to 15 May under the auspices of the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie, and to celebrate New Zealand Post released special exhibition products.

Issue information

The exhibition featured the largest collection of philatelic and numismatic items on show in Australia since 2005, and marked the centenary of the 1913 Kangaroo and Map stamp - Australia’s first national postage stamp.

It was attended by national and international dealers, traders, collectors and postal administrations, including New Zealand Post.

To celebrate the exhibition, New Zealand Post issued an exhibition miniature sheet and souvenir cover. The miniature sheet incorporated stamps from the Queen Elizabeth II - 60th Anniversary of the Coronation stamp issue, set against an image of the exhibition venue - the Royal Exhibition Building.

Product Listing for Australia 2013 World Stamp Exhibition

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Image Title Description Price
Miniature Sheet Mint, used or cancelled miniature sheet. $4.90
Souvenir Cover Exhibition souvenir cover with miniature sheet affixed. $5.40

Technical information

Date of issue: 10 May 2013
Miniature sheet: One exhibition miniature sheet with three stamps
Miniature sheet and exhibition souvenir cover designed by: Stamps Business, New Zealand Post, Wellington
Printer and process: Southern Colour Print Ltd by offset lithography with metallic hot-stamp foiling and multiple level embossing
Number of colours: Four process colours, PMS 877 metallic silver ink, barely blue metallic foil
Paper type: Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper
Period of sale: These stamps remained on sale until 9 May 2014.