Joint stamp issue on Singapore 2015 World Stamp Exhibition

August 3rd, 2015 is glad to inform that New Zealand Post will be taking part in the exhibition and will be issuing unique exhibition collectables. These products are in the form of a joint stamp issue between New Zealand, Australia and Singapore. As 2015 marks Singapore's 50th year of independence and the 150th year of Wellington being New Zealand's capital city, this issue features all three countries' parliament buildings. The issue will be unveiled and put on sale on the 14th of August.

Special exhibition collectables

Included in the issue is a special exhibition miniature sheet that contains the $2.50 New Zealand stamp alongside the 0.70 Australian (AUD) and $1.30 Singaporean (SGD) stamps. The design features Singapore's famous skyline at sunset. The exhibition souvenir cover features the exhibition miniature sheet as well as datestamps from all three countries, making it a must-have for collectors and attendants at the show.

A stamp featuring New Zealand’s Parliament

This joint issue features a new $2.50 New Zealand stamp that shows New Zealand's most iconic parliament building ‒ the Beehive. The Beehive is where many ministers have their offices, including the Prime Minister of New Zealand. Designed by British architect, Sir Basil Spence, the idea behind the building is that the rooms and offices should radiate from a central core. The building was opened in 1977, with full occupancy occurring around 1979 once the upper floors were opened. The stamp is also available on a first day cover that features the changing face of parliament buildings in Wellington in the past 150 years.

Joint stamp issue on Singapore 2015 World Stamp Exhibition