New Zealand Exhibitions.
van Gelder who sent in the
article on New Zealand Exhibitions, has pointed out several errors that have
crept in (on my part I hasten to add, for which I apologise). On page eight it
should read “a 1d card with the Zealandia
stamp design”. Zealandia like Britannia,
is a national allegorical figure. There were also a couple of spelling
mistakes, Auckland where I missed out the ‘c’
and on page seven “Christchurch
is a principal town”
was also a letter from Ron Trevelyan saying how interesting he found the
article, adding. During a visit to New Zealand
in 1998 a Christchurch
dealer ‘persuaded’ me to purchase a set of the seven publicity labels for the
1907-7 Christchurch Exhibition, to which Peter refers. The dealer also
mentioned that Label No. 6 (the Maori carving one) was scarcer than the others.
It was only when I returned home that I discovered the reason for this.
According to a reference book on New Zealand stamps which I
consulted, the No. 6 label could only be obtained by purchasing a lottery
ticket costing 2/6 which was used to help fund the exhibition. The label was
stuck to the ticket by a substantial amount of glue, judging by what remains on
my copy of the label.
also bought a set of the stamps issued for the New Zealand and South Seas
Exhibition held in Dunedin. These stamps, ˝d, 1d and 4d were on sale only at
the exhibition, held between November 1925 and May 1926.
© Exhibition Study Group 1999