A series of philatelic articles that students of the philately of New Zealand may find of interest...

Research Aids
Our Library List, our Archives, and a bibliography for Hidden Treasures.

New Zealand's Mailbag tags - a provisional listing
To accompany the article in the June 2019 New Zealand Stamp Collector

NZ Chalon early usage covers UPDATED 18 May 2020
"Census of known dated items bearing New Zealand Chalons" by Klaus Møller.

"Blitz" Perforations of the 1935 Pictorials
A research paper by Lionel Savins, as an Appendix to the article published in The New Zealand Stamp Collector, Vol. 98/4 December 2018. Papers and Perforations used during the Printing of the 1935 Pictorial Definitive Stamps of New Zealand during the London Blitz.

Patriotic Covers of New Zealand
An unpublished manuscript by the late Allan Berry, FRPSNZ.

1898 Essay Competition
In 1895 a competition was held for designs for New Zealand's first pictorial issue. The RPSNZ collection holds many of the resulting entries, illustrated here.

New Zealand's Early Philatelic Journals
From 1880 to the 1930s, some details and cover images, some with complete PDFs of their first, or another early, issue.

New Zealand's Railway Charges and Railway Newspaper stamps
A pair of online studies by Adam Miller FRPSNZ.

The Establishment of the Post Office, 1656
From the Library of the RPSNZ, this important and rare historic document is displayed, and translated.

Useful Sites

New Zealand Philately

New Zealand Philatelic Federation
NZ Post's Stamp Centre
Campbell Paterson Ltd
J R Mowbray (Philatelist) Ltd
Shades Stamp Shop, Christchurch
The Complete Stamp Company
Ashford Stamps - Brian Rumsey - New Zealand stamps & postal history
New Zealand Stamp Images - Robert Clark
NZ Revenues - Andrew Spence
Gerald Ellott - Postal Historian

Other Philatelic Resources

Philatelic Database - a veritable cornucopia of philatelic knowledge
Australasian Revenues & Railway stamps - A comprehensive online catalogue looked after by Dave Elsmore
Zirinsky Stamps - Steve Zirinsky - Stamps, Revenues, Postal History

Other Philatelic Societies

NZ Society of Great Britain
Society of Australasian Specialists Oceania
Royal Philatelic Society, London
Royal Philatelic Society of Canada
American Philatelic Society
American Topical Association