Stamped: Celebrating New Zealand's postal history 

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Exhibition now closed 16 Jul 2005 – 15 Jan 2006
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People and history 

Issued one penny 'Full-Face Queen' [Chalon Head] definitive stamp 1862, Davies, John, Humphrys, William (1794–1865), New Zealand. The New Zealand Post Museum Collection, Gift of New Zealand Post Ltd. 1992. Te Papa
Issued one penny 'Full-Face Queen' [Chalon Head] definitive stamp 1862, Davies, John, Humphrys, William (1794–1865), New Zealand. The New Zealand Post Museum Collection, Gift of New Zealand Post Ltd. 1992. Te Papa

The Stamped exhibition showcases rare and beautiful items, including both the world’s and New Zealand’s first stamps. Selected items from The Queen's Royal Philatelic Collection - some never before seen in New Zealand – will be on display.

Stamped explores New Zealand’s postal services from their origins until today.

Discover how the development of postal services revolutionised communications.

See stamps that reflect New Zealand’s evolution from British colony to independent nation, stamping its mark on the global scene.

Find out how the Post Office got the mail through, even in the most trying times.

Hear about the people behind the scenes – and about technology that’s moving stamps into a new high-tech realm.

Discover the stories behind the stamps in this rich exhibition.

In 2005, New Zealand Post is celebrating our postal history in style with the superb New Zealand Collection: 150 Years – Collector's Edition. Limited to only 4000 numbered copies worldwide, this is a comprehensive commentary on the life and times of our nation as depicted through our stamps. Click here for more information and to purchase.

Proudly sponsored by
New Zealand Post