The Auckland Philatelic Society holds an annual exhibition near the middle of each year. It is open to the public (apart from those philatelists under a "ban" decree issued by the mercurial B. Chadderton, our president), and in 2010 was held over the two days of 12th & 13th June 2010 at Mt Albert War Memorial Hall, Wairere Avenue, Mt Albert, Auckland. Entry was free.
11 dealers had stalls there, and were kept busy by visitors. The club charges the dealers seeking stalls the amount of the hall rental + security & advertising (divided by number of dealers), so the exhibition cost is covered.
Each year, the APS issues a free cinderella minisheet, which is given away to visitors along with an exhibition catalogue. For 2010 however the free minisheet was charged ($2 each), and there were four sheets: two for each day. Each sheet shows an unadopted essay for the 1935 pictorials, in larger than stamp-size format, and imperf.
The theme of that year's show was "75th anniversary of the NZ 1935 pictorial issue.
Saddest thing about the year's show though, was the tiny number of exhibitors. Only four members of the club submitted exhibits, and with such a small number, the club decided to forego the usual "judging" and awarding of prizes as has happened in all other years.
The exhibits were:NZ 1935 Pictorials - Dave Shand.
NZ 1935 Pictorials - Mark Wooller.
NZ Postage Dues - Paul Yap.
Whakarewarewa Postcards - anonymous.
In this scribe's opinion, the Postage Due display by Mr Yap would undoubtedly have taken the trophy had the show been judged. His collection of the elusive Postage Due issues of NZ included covers of all the values, and I think everyone was pleasantly surprised to see such a trove. Mr Yap has clearly delved into many corners (and no doubt haunted many dealers!) to ferret out and compile a truly fascinating array of these unusual stamps, seldom seen these days apart from the low values.
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Here are the four essay minisheets.
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