New Zealand Postal History


We stock a wide range of 20th century items with a special emphasis on
covers with a thematic appeal. If you have a special collecting interest
send us an email to see what we have available on your topic.  We list
below a few sample items of which we have duplicate stocks.

FLIGHT COVERS

We have an extensive range of New Zealand internal and external flight
covers from the 1930's through to the 1990's.

1985 (Feb 12th)     Newmans Air Inaugural Flight from Rotorua to Christchurch. With special 
                    pictorial datestamp and backstamped Christchurch 12 Feb.85.	 Price US$5

1985(Apr 1st)       Air Albatross Inaugural Flight Christchurch to Nelson.  With Air Albatross
                    Cachets and Nelson backstamp of 1 Ap.85.			 Price US$5

1986(Oct 31st)      British Airways Inaugural Flight Christchurch to London.  With 
                    British Airways cachet.   Only 118 covers carried. Backstamped 
                    London F.S on 3 No.86.					 Price US$6

1987(Sep 21st)      Mount Cook Airline Inaugural Flight Christchurch to Nelson.
                    Christchurch Loose Letter datestamp and Airlines cachet.
                    Backstamped Nelson 21 Sp.87.				 Price US$5

1987(Oct 28th)      Air New Zealand Inaugural Flight Auckland to Dallas Fort Worth 
                    in Texas. With Auckland pictorial datestamp.   Postmarked on 
                    arrival Nov 4 1987.  				 	 Price US$5

1987(Oct 30th)      Air New Zealand Inaugural Flight Auckland to Frankfurt.
                    With Special Air New Zealand flight cachet and backstamped with
                    Air New Zealand Frankfurt meter. Only 500 covers flown.	 Price US$5

1988(Jan 6th)       Pacifica Air Inaugural flight Christchurch to Wanaka with 
                    Christchurch Loose Letter postmark and backstamped Wanaka 
                    6 Jan.88.  105 covers flown.				 Price US$6

1988(Mar 31st)      Special Aeropex'88 Flight envelope from Christchurch to
                    Sister-city Adelaide with Christchurch Pictorial datestamp 
                    and Adelaide "Aeropex'88" Pictorial Aircraft receiving 
                    datestamp of 9 April 88.					 Price US$4

1988(Nov 6th)       Garuda Indonesian Airline Inaugural Flight Auckland to
                    Denpasar (Bali) with Denpassar backstamp of 6 Nov 1988.	 Price US$6

1989(Mar 31st)      Air New Zealand Inaugural Direct Flight Christchurch to
                    Perth (Western Australia).  Backstamped at Perth Airport 
                    3 APR 1989.							 Price US$4

1990(Jan 17th)      Air New Zealand 50th Anniversary First Day Cover of special
                    80 cents stamp with cover carried Christchurch to Sydney. 
                    Pilot signed. Backstamped with Sydney International Airport 
                    Pictorial datestamp 17 Jan 1990.				 Price US$5

1992(Mar 31st)      New Zealand Post First Flight of Postal Company's Friendship 
                    Christchurch to Wellington with Christchurch Fast Post 
                    Machine datestamp and Wellington backstamp of 31 Mr.92.	 Price US$4

1993(Nov 19th)      Takaka Valley Air Services Inaugural Flight cover Takaka to
                    Wellington. Pilot signed and with airline company cachet.	 Price US$5

ROYAL NEW ZEALAND AIR FORCE COMMEMORATION COVERS

We have a large stock of these covers and also similar ones issued by the
Royal New Zealand Navy and the New Zealand Army.

1984(Jul 10th)      40th Anniversary of re-formation of No.5 (F.B.) SQUADRON 
                    of the R.N.Z.A.F.. Postmarked Nadi Airport in FIJI. Cover 
                    flown on RNZAF Orion on search and rescue mission from 
                    Nadi.						 	 Price US$8

1984(Oct 28th)      25th Anniversary of arrival of Canberra Bombers at Ohakea
                    Base. Datestamped with Ohakea Air Force datestamp. Cover
                    carried by Strikemaster of air weapons sortie to Raumai 
                    Bombing range.						 Price US$8

1984(Dec 3rd)       40th Anniversary of arrival in New Zealand of Short
                    Sunderland flying Boats.  Postmarked with Hobsonville Air 
                    Force datestamp. Cover carried on Orion aircraft on
                    photo mapping sortie from Whenuapai Base.			 Price US$8


1986(Mar 3rd)       45th Anniversary of formation of No. 485 (N.Z.)
                    Squadron. Postmarked with Woodbourne Air Force
                    datestamp. Cover carried on Skyhawk on tactical 
                    strike escort mission over Waiouru opposed by RAAF 
                    Mirages.							 Price US$8

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