Private Overprints on New Zealand Phonecards

BACKGROUND.
This  list  is  the  first serious attempt to catalogue  all  the  privately
overprinted cards which exist on the New Zealand Phonecard Market since  the
landmark  `Standard Catalogue of New Zealand Phonecard Overprints' published
by  W.  Ray Dobson in 1993.  It is a priced listing and is backed up  by  an
extensive  stock which probably represents the largest holdings in existence
of these fascinating cards. Not-withstanding this claim it is also true that
many  of  these  cards  are  held in limited quantities  and  some  are  not
available from stock at all.

Note.   All the cards in this catalogue have been `Overprinted' by   private
individuals  or  organisations on top of pre-existing phonecards  issued  by
Telecom  New Zealand. These overprints are thus by definition unofficial  or
`Private'.

CARD AVAILABILITY.
It  is often not realised that most overprints were produced in very limited
quantities and generally sold out within a few days of issue onto a volitile
market  (  in  1993  and 1994 when most were produced  )  which  saw  stocks
scattered  to the four winds.  Often these overprinted cards were  purchased
by  the  public  as  novelties.  In some instances  subsequent  demand  from
overseas  for  overprinted cards with particular themes has  seen  remaining
stocks  dissapear. In some cases there is a chronic shortage  of  particular
overprints.

ORGANISATION OF THIS LISTING.
Cards have been listed in chronological (As far as is known) order in the
following three catagories.
We have given the issue title (reason for issue) or the issuers name and the
quantity of cards overprinted. These details are as accurate as possible. If
any reader can provide additional accurate information or corrections please
address this to steve@phonecards.co.nz

QUALITY OF CARDS.
Partial  Overprinted  cards are normally only available  in  used  condition
while  complete  overprints  are usually only  available  in  mint  (Unused)
condition. We will in all instances supply cards in as good a quality as  is
possible.

PRICES.
All cards are priced in US Dollars.

COMPLETE OVERPRINTS.

1992 America's Cup Challenge. (51)
Part set of 3 designs mint.				$500.
(Note a 4th design exists but only 4 copies known)

1992 - 93 Hertz Rental Cars.
Hertz #1. (450)  Mint card.				$30.
Hertz #2. (1100) Mint card.				$20.
Hertz #3. (1100) Mint card.				$20.
Hertz #4. (1100) Mint card.				$20.
Hertz #5. (1100) Mint card.				$20.

1992 Nissan Cars. (396)
Mint card.						$50.
Cardboard Specimen (50?)				$15.

1992 Split Enz Pop Group. (400)
Mint card.						$30.
Cardboard Specimen. (50?)				$20.

1992 Collectors Phonecards. (250 pair)
Pair of used cards.( Skier & Sheep)			$20.

1993 Auckland Co-Op Taxis. (700)
Mint $5 card.						$10.
(Note - a small number of $50 cards also exist)

1993 Straitjacket Fits Pop Group. ( 890)
Mint card.						$20.

elvis
1993 Wellington Stamp Elvis Presley. (694)
Mint card.						$50.

wellington
1993 Phonecards in Wellington. (350)
Mint card.						$30.

1993 Moana and the Moahunters (700)
Mint card.						$25.

1993 Melbourne Cup. (694 pairs)
Mint pair of cards.					$30.

1993 Antique Show Kerikeri. (694)
Mint card.						$20.

1993 Phonecards in Tauranga. (600)
Mint card.						$20.

1993 Absolutely postively Wellington (250)
Mint card.						$30.

1993 Headless Chickens Pop Group (600)
Mint card.						$20.

1993 Auckland Harbour bridge. (300)
Mint card.						$30.

1993 Kiri Te Kanawa Quayside Opera (1500)
Mint set of 4 cards in folder.				$30.

1994 Lower Hutt Year of the Dog (250)
Mint card.						$20.

1994 Parliament Buildings (250)
Mint card.						$30.

1994 Milford Sound (500)
Mint card.						$30.

1994 Christchurch Floral Festival (800)
Mint pair of cards in folder.				$20.

1994 Wellington & Flag. (300)
Mint card.						$30.

1994 Christchurch Year of Dog. (300 pairs)
Mint pair of cards.					$20.

1994 Kiri te Kanawa Birthday (3,500)
Mint pair in folder.					$20.
Mint pair with `Collectors Edition' on backs		$30.

1994 St. Bernard `Year of the Dog'  (200)
Used card.						$10.

1994 Traditional Maori Food Hut.  (250)
Mint card.						$20.

1994 N.Z. Native Silver Fern. (250)
Mint card.						$20.

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1994 StampShow Wellington. (600?)
Mint card.						$50.

1994 Memories of New Zealand. (300?)
Mint pair of cards.					$30.

1994 Government Buildings. (250)
Mint card.						$30.

1994 Mothers Day. (250)
Mint card.						$20.

1994 Northpex'94 Stamp Expo. (600?)
Mint card.						$10.

Camp Silversteamers. (600?)
Mint card.						$15.

1994 Winds over Wellington (450)
Mint card.						$20.

1994 Absolutely Fabulously Phonecards (450)
Mint card.						$20.

1994 Napier Art Deco City. (150)
Mint card.						$30.

1994 One Tree Hill, Auckland. (250)
Mint card.						$30.

1994 "Buy N.Z. Made" Logo. (250)
Mint card.						$20.

1994 Jims Music Spot. (250)
Mint card.						$30.

1994 Disney's Mickey Mouse. (1,000)
Mint set of 4 cards in folder.				$300.

1994 Jesus Christ Superstar. (2,000)
Mint set of 4 cards in folder.				$30.

PARTIAL OVERPRINTS.

1992 Christchurch Phonecard Fair (1,000)
Used card.						$5.

1992 Redcliffs Phonecards (250 sets)
Set of 4 used cards					$20.

1992 Northpex'92 Stamp Expo. (600)
Used card.						$5.

1992 Avondale Phonecard Expo. (1,500)
Used card.						$5.

1992-93 Phonecard Exchange Series.
Phonecard Exchange  #1    (200)				$10.
Phonecard Exchange  #2    (200)				$10.
Phonecard Exchange  #3    (300)				$5.
Phonecard Exchange  #4    (200)				$5.
Phonecard Exchange  #5    (250)				$5.
Phonecard Exchange  #6    (300)				$5.
Phonecard Exchange #7 - This # not used on a New
Zealand card. (Used for an Australian card- Price $5)
Phonecard Exchange  #8    (250)				$5.
Phonecard Exchange  #9    (250)				$5.
Phonecard Exchange  #10  (250)				$5.
(A similar overprint to #10 was applied to a British
Telecom card - we can also supply this card at $5)

1992 Merle Sneddon Levin series. (50 sets)
Used set of 3 cards. (Red Overprints)			$20.

1992 Abel Tasman Anniversary (100) Used card		$5.
A few copies of a similar overprint were done on the
$5 runner card from sports series. ($25 when available)

1993 Stirling & Co Antique Fair (250 pairs)
Used pair of cards					$10.

1993 Merle Sneddon Levin Series (100 sets)
Used set of 3 cards (Blue overprints)			$15.

1993 Aybel Screen Printers (150)
Used card.						$10.

1993 Australian Cricket Tour (150)
Used card						$10.

1993 Christchurch Phonecard Expo (750)
Pair of used cards.					$10.

1993 British Lions Rugby Tour. (150)
Used card.						$5.

1993 Canterbury Television Telethon (100)
Used card. (2 different overprints exist)  		$10.

1993 Christchurch Star `City to Surf' (100)
Used card						$8.

1993 N.Z. Greats.
PE #1 - Lochore & Shelford (100)			$5.
PE #2 - Gary Ball (100)       		 		$5.

1993 Winston Peters (250)
Used card.						$5.

1993 Antique Bottle Show Hamilton. (200)
Used pair of cards.					$5.

1993 Christchurch Phonecard fair. (200)
Used card.						$5.

1993 Kiwi Collectors Fair Auckland (500)
Used card.						$5.

1993 Upjohn Business Card. (100)
Used card.						$5.

1993 Northpex'93 Stamp Show (400)
Used card.						$5.

1993 Phonecards in Lower Hutt. ( 350)
Used card.						$10.

1993 `Concard International' (25 sets)
Used set of 9 cards.					$80.

1993 Michael Cornish Business Cards (50 sets)
Used set of 4 different cards.				$40.

1993 Hamilton Collectors fair. (400?)
Used card.						$5.

1994 Dobson Standard Catalogue. (350)
Used card.						$7.

1994 Lower Hutt `Year of Dog' (200?)
Used card.						$8.

1994 Hokitika Wildfoods festival (200/)
Used pair of cards.					$8.

1994 Elephants and Overprints. ( 100)
used card. (Various colours of ovpt)			$10.

1994 Winter Olympics Norway. (200?)
Used card. (150?)					$5.
Mint card. (50?)					$20.

LAMINATED OVERPRINTS.

1993 Lions Rugby Tour. (250 sets)
Mint set of 3 cards.					$60.

1993 Dinosaur Bonecard. (?)
Mint card.						$20.

1993 Whitbread Yamaha Cartoons (?)
Mint set of 6 cards.					$60.
Used set of 6 cards.					$30.

1993 Yamaha Issue (?)
Mint card in wallet.					$20.
Used card.						$10.

1993 New Zealand Endeavour. (?)
Mint set of 3 in wallet.				$40.
Used set of 3 in wallet.				$20.

1994 Philatelic Press Quarterly (?)
Mint set of 3 cards.					$60.
Used set of 3 cards.					$30.

1994 Jet Sprint Championships. (600?)
Mint card.						$20.

1994 `Project Jonah Conservation.'
Part set of 3 cards mint.				$20.

1994 Wildlife Conservation.
An unknown number of a series with this title was
announced but exactly how many of this set have 
been issued is at present unsure.
Mint cards. (When available)				$10.

1994 Kiwiana.
A series of cards with this title was also announced.
Mint cards. (When available)				$10.

Do you know of other private overprints on New Zealand cards?

We would appreciate receiving details of any others you may know of.

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