Christchurch stamp collectors have been lucky over the past 3 decades to have had a local Philatelic Sales Branch of New Zealand Post from which to purchase current New Zealand stamps, first day covers and other philatelic requirements. We have also been lucky with the calibre of the philatelic staff concerned.

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Current Philatelic staff member Joan Merryweather and manager Terry McQuinn.

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The Philatelic Sales has recently shifted from the Historic Christchurch Chief Post Office building at 15 Cathedral Square to a new location on the South side of Cathedral Square in the ANZ building.

Opening Hours are 8.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

On weekends the post shop is also open for shorter hours

Major Credit Cards are accepted

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The Christchurch Philatelic Sales also operates as the Ross Dependency Philatelic Agency and postmarks all mail posted in the Ross Dependency in the Antarctic which is brought to Christchurch for datestamping and onwards transmission.


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The photo at left shows the new entrance to the Philatelic Sales (and through to the Post shop) in Cathedral Square situated in the center of Christchurch.


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This is a view of the entrance to the Post Shop from Hereford Street showing at left part of the large stamp mural on the outside of the building.


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The Christchurch Philatelic Sales Centre can be contacted by visiting it during open hours or by phoning Christchurch (03) 3531771. Mail orders for New Zealand (and Ross Dependency) Philatelic items should be sent to the Philatelic Bureau at Wanganui who have a web-site listing all recent stamp issues which can be found here 

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