Saturday, March 17, 2012

NEW ZEALAND - China 2011 International Stamp Exhibition

China 2011 is the third FIAP international stamp exhibition to be held in China since the two successful exhibitions in 1996 and 2003. It will take place from 11 to 15 November 2011 and aims to promote the development of philately throughout Asia.
The exhibition is being held under the patronage of the Federation of Inter-Asian Philately and with recognition from the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie. 31 countries and regions will be participating in what will be one of the largest events on the 2011philatelic calendar.
More than 250,000 international visitors are expected to visit the city of Wuxi to attend China 2011. Wuxi lies on the southern border of Jiangsu Province, about 128 kilometers northwest of Shanghai.
New Zealand Post has issued an exhibition miniature sheet and exhibition souvenir cover to commemorate the event. The specially shaped miniature sheet incorporates three 2011 Round Kiwi stamps set alongside China’s national treasure – the giant panda. The exhibition souvenir cover beautifully depicts Wuxi’s Lake Taihu, which is China's third-largest body of fresh water.

Technical Details
Date of Issue: 11 November 2011
Values: Stamps of 1$20, 1$90 and 2$40
Designer: Stamps Business, New Zealand Post, Wellington
Printer: Southern Colour Print Ltd
Process: Offset lithography
Size: Round stamps
Paper: Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper
Sheet: One exhibition miniature sheet with three stamps

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