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These CAL stamps (Customised Advertising Labels) which are endorsed by NZ Post just seem to pop up on the auctions out of the blue. Latest being a Scouting one.

Yet the Post office doesn't sell them. ( These are part of the ANZ, BMW, Hells :twisted: Pizza Type of postally usable self adhesive stamps )

Does anyone know of a list of what ones are available ?

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Never heard of them.

Can you post a few scans please? We will all learn something then! :D
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Neat .. nice to see another successful user here of www.photobuckets.com :D

So these are all postally valid?
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Pffffft Went a bit Blonde in the photo bucket area but got there in the end. yes these stamps are all postally valid ( All bear the NZ Post logo but are not sold by them ) So I have no idea when a new one will come out or if there are others I am missing.

They just appear for sale on ebay or trademe. Any info on them would be most interesting.

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How interesting.

I wonder what Cats like SG does with these things?
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Glen

I have 40 diff non post office Alt stamps .
Sorry I can not get image from Photo bucket to thread.

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Frank - just paste the image string here - which will look like this:


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Glen I think I am there

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If you are interested in these issues, have a look at Dave Joll's site. Scroll down below the Issues of New Zealand Post (past 2008), and check out Issues of Private Postal Services.

http://www.joll.co.nz/stamps/NewZealand.html

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Fantastic link thank you.
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Greetings from a very wet afternoon in Palmerston North!

So you are wondering about Cals are you? The customised advertising stamps are supposedly New Zealand Post's answer to the likes of Pete's Post and New Zealand Mail/Stamps at Work who produced stamps for customers.

1) They are stamps, and YES NZ Post does sell them at face value, and yes they are valid for postage!!!! Supposedly valid only for domestic use but they do see international use too as I can attest to!

Their terminology is misleading: CAL = customised advertising label when in fact they are stamps. Compare these with frama stamps = both postally valid and in both instances NZ Post refers to them as being labels! Weren't Britain's 1d blacks described as being labels on the selvedge?

2) Any one can acquire them from NZ Post on an annual basis at face value; so far so good one may think!

They cost considerably more than fv to produce. By all means go to NZ Post's web site and see what is needed. The minimum production run = 1000 for the customer. In the January of the year following their release to the customer any number of these items are made available [as a year unit only] at face value.

For example with the Kiwipex 2006 stamps they cost the organisers about $1.10 each to produce. As a fundraiser they were quite good but now there is effectively a less than 12 month shelf life for anyone as NZ Post comes along and undercuts the producer. In this year's unit there were something like 3 dozen different items.

These items are illustrated, listed and priced in Len Jury's colour NZ catalogue. Some of them are VERY expensive and quite rightly so.

These items are only listed in appendix C of Campbell Paterson's catalogue.

As a stamp exhibition organiser/producer of course one can offer for sale complete sheets, blocks of 4 and used on 1st day covers at more than face value to raise funds. I am aware of the Karamea store owner selling sheets of their customised advertising stamps at face value and making a loss on the deal because they are a retailer and were expected to sell such at face value!! Is that a good business practice to promote to NZ Post's customers?

3) Personalised stamps are also available from NZ Post - again go to their web site for details. Essentially these cost the producer double face value for 50 cent denominations. As the design/logo etc is on the tab there is nothing that NZ Post can do yet to undercut the producer of them!

Thank you.
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Hi David

If you like send the rain over to queensland we could sure use it..
Your piece answers my question to a T.
Thank you.
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Re: New Zealand "CAL" (Advertising) stamps

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I have compiled a list of every CAL produced by NZ Post business division to the end of 2010.
All could be bought from NZ Post, except the first five (5), in their
"CAL Annual Packs". At the end of May,2011 they are withdrawing the 2005, 2006 & 2007 annual packs from sale.
Anyone wanting them must place their order before close-off date.


No. . . . Value . . . Description . . . Issue Date
1 40c Wellington Arts Festival 4/02/2004
2 5c ANZ: Haddad's Menswear 5/4/2004
3 5c ANZ: Passage Rock Vineyard 5/04/2004
4 5c ANZ: United Fisheries 5/04/2004
5 45c BMW wheel Dec-04
6 45c Kiwipex: Christchurch stamp exhibition, kiwi logo 7/02/2005
7 45c Kiwipex: Christchurch stamp exhibition, penguin 7/02/2005
8 45c National Stamp Show: Logo 20/07/2005
9 45c National Stamp Show: NZ 1855 2d Chalon 20/07/2005
10 45c National Stamp Show: Kermadec 1937 3d schooner 17/11/2005
11 45c National Stamp Show: NZ 1935 1/- Tui bird 17/11/2005
12 45c Northland Stampshow: Marsden Point refinery 28/04/2006
13 45c Northland Stampshow: giant Kauri tree 28/04/2006
14 45c Kiwipex: Christchurch stamp exhibition: 1906 ½d green waka 1/06/2006
15 45c Kiwipex: Christchurch stamp exhibition: 1906 1d vermillion Maori art 1/06/2006
16 45c Kiwipex: Christchurch stamp exhibition: 1906 1d claret Maori art 1/06/2006
17 45c Kiwipex: Christchurch stamp exhibition: 1906 3d brn & blue Landing of Capt Cook 1/06/2006
18 45c Kiwipex: Christchurch stamp exhibition: 1906 6d pink & green Annexation of NZ 1/06/2006
19 45c Hell Pizza: logo 19/11/2006
20 45c Huttpex: female Huia (curved beak) 1/02/2007
21 45c Huttpex: Huia male (short beak) 1/02/2007
22 45c PPNZ (Phonographic Performances) 23/02/2007
23 45c Motorola (mobile phones) 26/02/2007
24 45c Real Aotearoa: Logo 26/02/2007
25 45c Scouting NZ centenary (mauve) 23/03/2007
26 45c Scouting NZ centenary (amber) 23/03/2007
27 50c Fishpond: Online bookstore 24/04/2007
28 45c SCL: computer support systems 27/04/2007
29 50c Peking to Paris Car Rally 27/05/2007
30 50c Phonak NZ wireless hearing aids 31/05/2007
31 50c Tarapex: blue 1st issue 11/06/2007
32 50c Tarapex: green 1st issue 11/06/2007
33 50c Huttpex: female Huia (curved beak) 16/06/2007
34 50c Huttpex: Huia male (short beak) 16/06/2007
35 50c Scouting NZ centenary (mauve) 7/06/2007
36 50c Scouting NZ centenary (amber) 7/06/2007
37 50c Penny Otto: Artist, albatross 18/06/2007
38 50c Real Aotearoa: logo 18/06/2007
39 $1 Real Aotearoa: logo red & black 18/06/2007
40 50c PYC Youth Camp: hot air balloon 3/07/2007
41 50c Real Aotearoa: pottery dish 18/07/2007
42 50c Bayleys Real Estate: Judy Nicholls 18/07/2007
43 50c Caffé L' Affare (with wording) 18/07/2007
44 50c Toyota Corolla 18/07/2007
45 50c Smalli & Smalli 20/07/2007
46 50c "your message here" 20/07/2007
47 50c Montana World of wearable art 9/08/2007
48 50c Boomrock (business retreat venue) 24/08/2007
49 50c SCL Ltd: computer support systems 5/09/2007
50 50c Lyntec Holdings Ltd (motocross) 6/09/2007
51 50c Stevensons: Structural Engineers 7/09/2007
52 50c Astuti & Richards wedding 10/09/2007
53 50c Total Media (creating difference) 13/09/2007
54 50c Auckland A-Z (tourism) 18/09/2007
55 50c Kurt Langer (Christchurch photographer) 18/09/2007
56 50c Accomplish Cash manager (software) 21/09/2007
57 50c First National Guardian real estate 21/09/2007
58 50c Home Investments Ltd 24/09/2007
59 $1 Home Investments Ltd 24/09/2007
60 50c Kiwi Stamp Circuit 26/09/2007
61 50c BNZ Bank China Union ATM cards 3/10/2007
62 50c Caffe L' Affare: No wording 8/10/2007
63 50c Connect Mortgages (logo) 16/10/2007
64 50c NZ Post: send & you shall receive 19/10/2007
65 $1 Fishpond: online bookstore 30/10/2007
66 $1.50 Fishpond: online bookstore 30/10/2007
67 50c Buy NZ Made 5/11/2007
68 50c Havoline (oil used by Ford racing team) 5/11/2007
69 50c Sign-A-Rama (vehicle graphics) 8/11/2007
70 50c NZ Defence Force: RNZAF Hercules plane 13/11/2007
71 50c NZ Defence Force: RNZAF Orion plane 20/11/2007
72 50c John Lamb (yellow eyed penguin) 21/11/2007
73 50c Viking Officeworks 23/11/2007
74 50c Kendelier lighting brilliance 23/11/2007
75 $1 Andrill (drilling site) 23/11/2007
76 50c Andrill SMS (Marco in red coat) 27/11/2007
77 50c Opie & Dron, Lawyers (self-adhesive) 29/11/2007
78 50c Opie & Dron, Lawyers (gummed) 29/11/2007
79 50c Rutherfords: 120 years of accounting 29/11/2007
80 50c What Now, TV2. coloured lines & red 30/11/2007
81 50c Karamea Hardware (black lettering) 7/12/2007
82 50c Karamea Hardware (red lettering) 31/12/2007
83 50c Andrill IPY (workman in black shirt) 11/12/2007
84 50c Spirit of Enderby: Nimrod Antarctic Expedition 31/12/2007
85 50c America's Cup (gummed) 1/02/2008
86 50c America's Cup (self-adhesive) 1/02/2008
87 50c Kiwi Stamp Circuit (2nd issue) 1/02/2008
88 50c Spit Roast Catering Co. 1/02/2008
89 50c Black Design Co (plain black CAL) 12/02/2008
90 $1 Hotel Alfonso Foyer (wedding venue) Feb'08
91 50c Hutt Valley Philatelic Society (gummed) 25/03/2008
92 50c Kellands Real Estate (branch opening 18/4/08) March '08
93 50c Tarapex: Moa bird, standing (gummed) 28/04/2008
94 50c Tarapex: Moa bird, pair (gummed) 28/04/2008
95 $1 Tarapex: Pouakai extinct eagle (gummed) 28/04/2008
96 50c Stockguard (animal health laboratory) 12/05/2008
97 50c Sri Lankaramaya opening hall/library 2/05/2008
98 50c Antarctic Protection Society (gummed) May'08
99 50c NZ Post: Koru May'08
100 50c Fisher Funds Investors (gummed) May '08
101 50c Post Shop: where things to do get done June '08
102 50c TV2 What Now: green splash June '08
103 50c Freckle Design Co: graphic design July '08
104 50c Medrecruit " I want you." July '08
105 50c NZ Post "Get Closer" August '08
106 $1 NZ Post "Get Closer" August '08
107 $1 Tarapex Pouakai (extinct eagle) (self-adhesive) 18/09/2008
108 50c Charlie's Group Ltd fruit juice firm Sept '08
109 50c Boeing 737 40 years service in NZ Sept '08
110 50c Large blue letter "C" little red "O" Sept '08
111 50c Tarapex woodpigeon bird (gummed) 7/11/2008
112 50c Tarapex morepork owl (gummed) 7/11/2008
113 50c Tarapex overprinted NZSDA, blue Mt Egmont 7/11/2008
114 50c Tarapex overprinted NZSDA, green Mt Egmont 7/11/2008
115 $1 NZ Post Group (NZPO logo) Nov '08
116 50c TV2 What Now, colour ovals background Nov '08
117 50c Fletcher Building centenary 5/11/2008
118 $2 Fletcher Building centenary 5/11/2008
119 50c The WotWots, TV show Nov '08
120 50c Quakers 1909 -2009 1st version Nov '08
121 50c Khilafat-e-Ahmadiyya 100th year 26/11/2008
122 50c NZ Stamp Collectors Club: husky dog 30/11/2008
123 50c TV2: You've got mail Dec '08
124 50c Bremen (Antarctic cruise ship) no ice 14 Jan '09
125 50c Bremen (Antarctic cruise ship) with ice 30 Jan'09
126 50c Timpex Stamp exhibition (Richard Pearse monument), (gummed) 2 Feb '09
127 50c Timpex Stamp exhibition (Richard Pearse monument), (self-adhesive) 2 Feb '09
128 50c Blockhouse Bay Radio: "Penny the Kitten" 4/02/2009
129 $1 Blockhouse Bay Radio: "Panterra the Cat" 4/02/2009
130 $2 Blockhouse Bay Radio: "Shadow the Cat" 4/02/2009
131 50c Leading Edge Foundation: Koru fern 23/02/2009
132 50c What Now, TV2: red in front of green yellow blue April '09
133 50c Sri Lankaramaya, 10th Anniv. 10/05/2009
134 50c Youth Stamp Camp, Kaiapoi 2009 (self-adhesive) 12 July 2009
135 50c Timpex Stamp exhibition (Railcar), 12 June '09
136 50c Coachouse coaching 22/05/2009
137 $1 Medrecruit " I want you." 29/05/2009
138 50c Maui Gas: legs of Drill Rig in sea 23/06/2009
139 50c Maui Gas: network of pipes 23/06/2009
140 50c Maui Gas: hoisting platform above sea 23/06/2009
141 50c Maui Gas: helicopter landing on yellow platform 23/06/2009
142 50c Maui Gas: platform & large ship 23/06/2009
143 50c Maui Gas: technician on platform at sunset 23/06/2009
144 50c Maui Gas: drilling platform in sea 23/06/2009
145 50c Maui Gas: map of gas fields 23/06/2009
146 50c Maui Gas: tower under tow by tugboat (black & white) 23/06/2009
147 50c Maui Gas: aerial view of drill platform 23/06/2009
148 50c Farmers department store centenary June'09
149 50c Kiwi Stamp Circuit (2009 in left margin) 15 July '09
150 50c Under 19s Mens world basketball 2 July '09
151 50c What Now (TV2) red in front of vertical stripes (gummed) June'09
152 50c What Now (TV2) red in front of vertical stripes (self-adhesive) June'09
153 50c Quakers centenary - 2nd version 21/07/2009
154 50c Timpex Stamp exhibition (Phar Lap horse), 5 June '09
155 50c Strawberry Sound July '09
156 $2.50 Blockhouse Bay Radio: "Shadow the Cat" 3/08/2009
157 50c Radio NZ: themed radio August '09
158 $1 Radio NZ: themed radio August '09
159 $1.50 Radio NZ: themed radio August '09
160 $1.50 Kendelier Lighting Ltd, Auckland August '09
161 $2 Radio NZ: themed radio August '09
162 50c Radio NZ: themed radio August '09
163 50c Coffee News: cartoon man waving August '09
164 50c Blockhouse Bay Radio: "Penny the kitten" (new website) 9/09/2009
165 50c Volkswagen pink car 9/09/2009
166 50c "Sexplorations" Sept '09
167 50c "Coaching with Edge" Sept '09
168 50c Kaiapoi Painting, by Hanley Wright (gummed) 18 Sept '09
169 50c Kaiapoi Painting, by Hanley Wright (self-adhesive) 18 Sept '09
170 50c Tibet flag: 50th anniv of Tibet uprising 21 Sept '09
171 $1 Tibet flag: 50th anniv of Tibet uprising 21 Sept '09
172 50c Palmpex 2010 Exhibition: Steam train (gummed) 22 Sept '09
173 50c Palmpex 2010 Exhibition: Steam train (self-adhesive) 22 Sept'09
174 50c Engagement of Joe & Lucy Sept'09
175 50c Real Aotearoa white with logo Sept'09
176 50c Ballet shoes (gummed) Sept'09
177 50c Chess North Canterbury chess Sept'09
178 50c Christmas Tree Sept'09
179 50c Non Solo Pizza NSP Logo Sept'09
180 50c Poderi Crisci Vineyard Logo Sept'09
181 50c The Kaiapoi Advocate port with boats Sept'09
182 50c The Akaroa Mail Akaroa lighthouse Sept'09
183 50c Coastlands 40 years stylized sun logo Sept'09
184 50c NZ Antique Historical arms assoc. Sept'09
185 50c F V Evans & Sons Engineer. Panther Sept'09
186 50c Bride & Groom Magazine Sept'09
187 50c Horse jumping a gate Sept'09
188 50c Child in white T shirt, arms outstretched Sept'09
189 50c Painting 3 colourful sheep Sept'09
190 50c Pioneer Basketball Club: 2 boys & basketball 16/10/2009
191 50c Opie & Dron overprinted "Palmpex" (gummed) Oct '09
192 50c Hutt Valley Philatelic HVPS letterbox Oct'09
193 50c Annie's wedding invitations b&w photo Oct'09
194 50c Ship "Xue Long" red hull (gummed) Oct '09
195 50c Real Aotearoa red & black logo (gummed) Oct '09
196 50c Painting signal hut Oct '09
197 50c Painting train Oct '09
198 50c Painting seashore Oct '09
199 50c Painting tree Oct '09
200 50c Painting Kapiti Island Oct '09
201 50c Simes Real Estate logo Oct '09
202 50c Belle Property: red poppies in field Oct '09
203 50c Ambury Shield (gummed) 7/11/2009
204 50c Animal Re-Homing 19/11/2009
205 $1 Animal Re-Homing 19/11/2009
206 $1 Pohutukawa & deck chair, Felix Yang Nov '09
207 50c Fletcher centenary (gummed) Nov '09
208 50c Revolution: red heart in circle, NZ Post Nov '09
209 50c Lambretta orange motorscooter 8/12/2009
210 $1 HMS Vanguard: Mowbrays, (gummed) 10/12/2009
211 50c Nurse Health stamp: 80 years of health stamps 11/12/2009
212 50c " Araon" Icebreaker ship, (gummed) 18/12/2009
213 50c Castle Point Racing Club: horse & lighthouse 24/12/2009
214 50c Chatham Islands: black robin bird 22/12/2009
215 50c Te Akau Stud: horse"Tell a Tale" Dec '09
216 50c Te Akau Stud: horse "Encosta de Lago" Dec '09
217 50c Otago & Southland Regiment (gummed) Dec '09
218 50c Otago & Southland Regiment (self-adhesive) Dec '09
219 50c Love Paper Spicer's Paper Dec '09
220 50c Pier Law: solicitors firm logo Dec '09
221 50c Re/Max - real estate logo Dec '09
222 50c Auckland A - Z reprint, (gummed) Dec '09
223 50c Merry Christmas & a happy New Year 24/12/2009
224 50c Hang up Entertainment Services: unicycle Jan 2010
225 50c Common Garden Thrush bird (self-adhesive) 25/01/2010
226 50c Common Garden Thrush bird (gummed) 25/01/2010
227 $1.00 Sacred Kingfisher bird (gummed) 25/01/2010
228 $1.00 Sacred Kingfisher bird (self-adhesive) 25/01/2010
229 50c Palmpex Exhibition: speedway "Tank" 5/02/2010
230 50c Tower Life Insurance Group: lighthouse Feb '10
231 50c TVNZ "What Now" TV programme (6th) Mar '10
232 50c Sky TV, WWE Wrestling TV show Mar '10
233 50c Havelock North, 150th Anniversary 14/04/2010
234 50c St.John Ambulance, 125th anniv. Mar 2010
235 50c Palmpex Exhibition: 3rd Intl Speedway 20/03/2010
236 50c Children by memorial Mar '10
237 50c 160th anniversary of Waireka Victoria Cross 28/03/2010
238 50c Hastings Building Soc. 125 years 30/03/2010
239 50c Wedderburn DOC rail trail Apr '10
240 50c Pampas Heights Deer Farm, Rotorua 7/05/2010
241 50c Kiwi Stamp Circuit: FIFA World Cup 30/06/2010
242 50c Palmpex Stamp Exhibition (self-adhesive) 15/07/2010
243 50c Palmpex Stamp Exhibition (gummed) 15/07/2010
244 50c Palmpex Stamp Exhibition (gummed) + overprint 15/07/2010
245 50c Cape Sanctuary - Kiwi sanctuary 19/07/2010
246 50c Spicer's Paper: "Join the paper Revolution" Jul-10
247 50c Save the children: Emergency relief program Aug-10
248 60c Pampas Heights Deer Farm, Rotorua 1/09/2010
249 60c Westpac Bank Limited Sep-10
250 60c Real Aotearoa (black background) Sep-10
251 60c St John Ambulance Sep-10
252 60c Real Aotearoa (white background) Sep-10
253 60c Radio NZ "Sounds like us": Caravan Sep-10
254 60c Radio NZ "Sounds like us": Pavlova Sep-10
255 60c Kiwi Stamp Circuit: New Delhi C'wealth Games 1/10/2010
256 60c Baran de Bordeaux, Auckland: Chandelier Oct-10
257 60c Blockhouse Bay Radio: "Penny the Kitten" (White panel right) 10/10/2010
258 60c Blockhouse Bay Radio: "Penny the Kitten" (Red panel right) 10/10/2010
259 60c Spicer's Paper "Grand Tour" Oct-10
260 50c Saint Mary Mackillop 17/10/2010
261 60c Saint Mary Mackillop 17/10/2010
262 60c Medical Scanner (NZ Post promo.) Oct-10
263 60c Radio NZ "Sounds like us": Rugby. Oct-10
264 60c Grey surfer. (NZ Post promo.) Oct-10
265 60c Taranaki Fringe Festival 29/10/2010
266 60c Spicer's Paper "The Paper Revolution" Nov-10
267 60c Christchurch Fire Brigade 150 years 4/11/2010
268 60c Animal Re-Homing 12/11/2010
269 50c Bayleys Real Estate: Judy Nicholls Nov-10
270 $1.20 MedRecruit Ltd, Queenstown (3rd) Nov-10
271 $2.40 MedRecruit Ltd, Queenstown (3rd) Nov-10
272 60c Opie & Dron, Lawyers 13/11/2010
273 60c Hastings Croquet Club est.1927 15/11/2010
274 60c Saint Mary Mackillop (darker reprint ) 19/11/2010
275 60c Spicer's paper: "Love Christmas" Nov-10
276 60c FAL Financial Advice Ltd, Auckland Nov-10
277 60c Scent Floral Boutique. Kirkcaldie & Stains Nov-10
278 60c Te Papa Museum: building front (in booklet) Nov-10
279 60c Te Papa Museum: building with 4 levels curved blue windows (in booklet) Nov-10
280 60c Te Papa Museum: verandah (in booklet) Nov-10
281 60c Te Papa Museum:yellow building facade with blue sky (in booklet) Nov-10
282 60c Te Papa Museum: building & pool with white sky (in booklet) Nov-10
283 60c Collector's Supplies (Taupo) Nov-10
284 60c Jandals by the sea. (NZ Post promo.) Nov-10
285 60c Pampas Heights Red Deer (Xmas) 6/12/2010
286 60c Happyspine Riccarton, chiropractor Dec-10
287 60c Public Service Investment Society Dec-10
288 60c "Woof!" on black. (NZ Post promo.) Dec-10
289 60c Rijyo crayfish Dec-10
290 60c Customs Dept: "Protecting ... 170 years" (in booklet) Dec-10
291 60c Customs Dept: "Kaitiaki ... 170 tau" (in booklet) Dec-10
292 60c Customs Dept: 6d Beer Duty stamp (in booklet) Dec-10
293 60c Customs Dept: inspecting racks of drums (in booklet) Dec-10
294 60c Customs Dept: early boat (black & white photo) (in booklet) Dec-10
295 60c Customs Dept: modern boat (colour photo) (in booklet) Dec-10
296 60c Customs Dept: climbing up side of ship, from Zodiac (in booklet) Dec-10
297 60c Customs Dept: Customs officer & black-skirted woman at airport (in booklet) Dec-10
298 60c Customs Dept: trucks (in booklet) Dec-10
299 60c Customs Dept: Customs woman inspects baggage (in booklet) Dec-10
300 60c Mark Wooller, artist: "Bush Post" Dec 2010

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Re: New Zealand "CAL" (Advertising) stamps

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Five of the 2006 Kiwipex CALs on this cover, accompanied by two New Zealand Post stamps.
Initially the CALs were intended for domestic use only, however some users sent them overseas (from NZ) & they were processed & arrived safely. Now they are accepted internationally as paying the postage from NZ, singly, in multiples, or mixed with regular NZ Post stamps.

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A commercially used FDC with multiple CALs paying the postage from Auckland to Sydney.
Each year the Kiwi Circuit has been issuing their different CAL with a sporting theme. 2011 is of course World Rugby, and guess what uniform the little Mr Kiwi is wearing ?

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CALs were the invention of a fertile mind within NZ Post to combat the popularity of the Alternate Post stamps permitted since May,1988 by NZ Parliament. The introduction of competition in the postal system bit into the post office monopoly, so they encouraged advertisers to design their own stamps with a minimum order to 1,000 items (up to 10,000 & beyond).
Advertisers were paying on a sliding scale, depending on quantity, but usually double the face value of their stamps.
In addition the entire order was shipped to the advertiser, leaving the distribution costs to the advertiser.

When domestic letter rate postage increased from 40c to 45c, the ANZ Bank ordered three different 5c stamps featuring pictures of business customers. These were often given away by the bank to
other customers & as packet inserts in magazines.
Strangely enough few people saved these stamps, with used ones being discarded with the opened envelopes, meaning they have become expensive to collectors.
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A 2011 catalogue privately issued by Bernie Styris (father of the NZ blackcap cricketer). Has pricing of mint & used items - very, very conservative figures, too. The illustrations have a green hue to them which unfortunately renders them untrue in colour.
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On a parcel from New Zealand the sender used a series of CAL stamps from 50c value, $1.00, $1.50 & $2.00 values to pay to Australia.
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New Zealand Post are now trying to change the name given to the stamps that have previously been called CALs (Customised Advertising Labels).
Their new definition is "PPL" - Personalised Postage Labels.

In their Focus magazine for October,2011 they make the statement "Personalised postage labels are not New Zealand Post stamps........." ,
They later go on to also say " Both the personalised stamp sheets and personalised postage labels are not part of the New Zealand Post official stamp program".

As NZ Post created these labels (aka stamps) they have a hide in disowning them, but acknowledge they are valid for postage.

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A collector of CALs may even commence a "thematic" section as the different number of them increases since inception (2004).
Here are two covers with different CALs of a basketball connection.
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A New Zealand artist, Mark Wooller,designed a CAL to promote his exhibition at an Auckland gallery by posting his invitations with his own stamp.
Mark later produced a "honey bee" design which was added to ordinary 60c NZ stamps as "personalised stamps".
On this envelope the postage to Australia has been paid by a combination of his CAL and two different NZ Post stamps upgraded with his "bee" design.
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Super stuff stampmogul.

There was a thread recently about CALs on Stampboards, with someone looking for a catalogue of them. Your posts here cover all the bases, and if it's okay with you I'll pass on details to the NZ Society of GB. A number of NZ enthusiasts here in the UK have fairly sizeable collections of CALs, though I have not as yet seen the Wellington Arts Festival one in any display.

Two quick questions about them -

1. Wasn't the Tibet one in September 2009 withdrawn before going on sale?
2. Weren't they initially only supposed to be used for internal mail?

Finally proof that they have been sent to backwaters in the northern hemisphere
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Noggin the Nog,
Please pass the list on, because "knowledge is power".

The two Tibet stamp supply (50c & $1) were sent to the originator who placed the order. After a few covers with "Free Tibet" stickers were posted representatives of the Chinese government made strong complaints to the NZ authorities. NZ Post demanded the return of the issued stamps, but were rebuffed on the grounds the designs had been approved & payment made to NZ Post. They then threatened legal action, but had no grounds to prosecute as they had failed to reject the design submitted for approval.

The originator, Bruce Henderson, had in 1968/1969 been forced by the Post Master General to cease operating a bicycle post under the name of Post Moulins Services. Now was sweet revenge after 40 years.

NZ Post refused to supply the two "Tibet" stamps in their annual pack. I understand there are only the original 5,000 of the 50c (100 sheets) and 1,000 of the $1 stamps (20 sheets) in existence.

A cheeky request by Bruce for NZ Post to supply a reprint order for him was flatly rejected by them.
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NZ Post have attempted to censor all the "Free Tibet" CALs by covering all those stamps with an obsolete international air mail sticker (as illustrated). Because this was being manually done some of the stamps on envelopes have travelled through the post unscathed (I have an example of the 50c on cover).

Answering your second question, Noggin the Nog, all CALs were intended for local (NZ) mail only, however they are continually being used on overseas mail. Goodness knows what the UPU would make of their usage (I bet they don't bother themselves about it).

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Thank you again stampmogul.

The story of the Tibet CALs and Bruce Henderson epitomises what makes this hobby great. I'll be keeping an eye out for covers with this "stamp" on them over the coming years.

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Amongst the subjects on stamps selected by advertisers & designers is one from "left field" - ballet shoes.
It appears what prompted someone to submit this design to NZ Post, and then order a quantity apparently was the dancer's birthday.

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Now a clever Kiwi, Dave, has "taken the mickey" by having a different, "personalised stamp", issued with similar ballet shoes on an All Black $1.90 stamp and the FDC reads "The 2011 Not the All Blacks,putting their best foot forward".

A person in New Zealand has two options to order stamps of their own design.
The first is a CAL. Minimum order is 1,000
The other is a "personalised "tab" attached to a normal NZ stamp.
The minimum order is substantially smaller (I don't know how many)
but in both options the entire order is delivered to whoever places the order, & neither are sold via Post Offices.

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This is the one that started all the issues.
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Used to post invitations to the 2004 Wellington Arts Festival, the opened envelope with stamp attached was mostly confined to the wastebin. Of the 1,000 issued, how many would have survived ?
That is why this stamp is catalogued by Len Jury at NZ$3,000 for mint and $3,500 for used.

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The "stuffed kiwi" (aka Wellington festival of arts) stamps are scarce. Mowbrays sold two within the past two years for $2500 and $2600 each.

As for the Tibet stamp I have one on a cover that will be appearing in a Mowbray auction - probably in March next year. This is an uncencored (by NZ Post) cover.

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As David Smitham mentioned Tibet (Free Tibet) on cover, here are two similar Free Tibet commercial covers, and in a black strip there are both the 50c & $1 MUH stamps.
The larger "snail" & "bird" are cinderellas.
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I don't know what estimate he proposes in the Mowbray auction, as the "original" stamps are now uncommon.
A nameless party produced replica stamps (I believe without gum) so everyone must be concerned that these have no marking to indicate they are copies, and they resemble the originals very closely. It was a wonder that NZ Post didn't take court action on these as they have the potential to defraud should they be placed on envelopes & posted.

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The "replica" stamps are in fact imperforate laser proof sheets which were subsequently perforated by the producer of these stamps. Until this issue for a period of about 18 months New Zealand Post provided each originator of these items with up to 3 imperforate laser printed proof sheets. Apart from them not being gummed these had no phosphor bars. Because of Bruce Henderson's actions with this aspect (perforating proofs) of this and other issues NZ Post stopped producing imperf proof sheets for customers. Unfortunately this meant that stamp exhibition organisers - such as myself - were penalised by Mr Henderson's actions. These imperf proof sheets were good fundraisers for exhibition organisers - alas no more.

Technically the perforated proofs cannot be used for postage - owing to there being no phosphor bars present, but of course the intention to defraud NZ Post and collectors with perforated proofs is rife.

Current NZ sale prices for the Tibet stamps appears to be around the $250/set mark with a mint block of 4 recently selling on TradeMe for NZ$1100. I hope that this helps explain the situation a little more.

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The 2011 NZ CAL pack will be issued shortly.

As usual there are some that we have not been able to identify.
If any members know who issued these CAL [Customer Advertising Labels] stamps could they please email me details.

Thanks, Tony

The first 5 are all self adhesives
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The last 5 are all perforated
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If anyone has any of these on cover with 2011 datestamp and no longer needs them please also email me.

Thanks again. Tony

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I really meant:

The last 4 are all perforated

Somebody must have seen or know about these…

Hopefully a Stampboards member…

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warm wrote:The 2011 NZ CAL pack will be issued shortly.

As usual there are some that we have not been able to identify.
If any members know who issued these CAL [Customer Advertising Labels] stamps could they please email me details.

Thanks, Tony
The self adhesives
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Thought they may have been related to someone in NZ and a stampboard member may have recognised them …
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the eye one was to represent a dinosaur's eye and was connected with the well known 'walking with the … exhibitions

For the perforated issues…
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I have tried contacting various Rose Societies/Clubs with no success - the use of the $1·20 rate does create a talking point = perhaps a company or big user that sends a lot of fastpost items ………
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Looks like a South Island scene - could be tourist promotional - but if that is the case somebody should have seen it by now.
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These could be used by an engineering company on their company mail for an AGM perhaps ……

If anyone has any of these on cover with 2011 datestamp and no longer needs them please also email me.

Thanks again. Tony

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A small extra added here

warm wrote: A self adhesive.
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Looks more like a tyre tread than an view from above.
Searches of some image banks in NZ and else where were not productive …

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Cals do seem to be the object of hot interest among philatelists here in NZ. This is probably because of their relatively small printruns (most being just one thousand or so, plus a few hundred in "collector packs.") As compared to the millions for definitives. Used ones find many bidders on the TradeMe online auction.

When I first produced cals (showing kittens) as promotion for my radio station, I used them widely, and I also included a $2 cal stamp in the set for overseas mail. I used quite a few $2 on letters to UK without any comment, but later, they raised the price of airmail for foreign parts from $2 to $2.30, and as I still had a lot of $2 stamps left, I emailed the Philatelic Factory in Whanganui asking if I could get some 30c cals to make my $2 stamps usable.

I got a grumpy phonecall from Simon, deputy to Ivor Masters, who runs the philatelic setup at NZ Post.

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Simon said that I had used some cals on a letter to Australia, which had been intercepted by the Australian posties, who had scanned the front, and emailed it to NZ Post, asking if these were legitimate stamps "as they don't say NZ anywhere nor were we sent samples by the UPU." Simon said he reassured the Aussies that the stamps are kosher, so they let the letter carry on its journey. But he told me that "cals are not intended for use on foreign mail, only inland, and I shouldn't use them for overseas post." I protested, pointing out that Fletchers (a huge construction company) had the previous year done a 50c and $2 cal, with the $2 one being obviously for its foreign mail, and was he going to tell Fletchers not to use their cals too? He said the cals don't carry the name of the country and are not sent to the UPU. I pointed out that lots of the early cals such as the Northland 2007 Stamp Exhibition ones had "New Zealand" along the side panel between the value and the logo, and why not make that standard on all cals? And why not send the required thousand or so to the UPU then all would be happy? Simon grumbled and said what I proposed is far too "complicated." (But I thought that highly-paid execs like Simon and Ivor are there to solve such "complicated" problems, not just warm a seat!)

Simon then said he wouldn't do me a 30c cal for the make-up rate, "as we only make cals of actual postage rates." I asked if I can give him back my unused $2 and get them replaced by the same number of $2.30, but he wouldn't agree to that either "as $2.30 is not an inland rate, and we don't want to encourage their use overseas by making an overseas rate"! He then offered to do a $2.50 cal (an "inland rate") which I reluctantly agreed to, so sent him back 5 sheets of $2 stamps plus a cheque for the 50c extra for each, and later, they supplied me with the $2.50 version. This has a red stripe down the side, to distinguish it from the $2 (though the first proof they gave me had a white stripe, so I had to reject that.) I later perforated all the proofs (including the error of colour) and put most of them on FDCs which were CTO on issue day.

Because of this hostility (but not outright ban) on using cals to places abroad, numerous collectors and dealers have gone out of their way to create covers with cals on and sent overseas. The Campbell Paterson mail shown by Stampmogul above are examples: we can still do this, because they have NOT been "banned" for overseas use, just "not encouraged." None appear to have been stopped -- though the Tibet flag cals were censored by being covered up with airmail stickers for a while. Once the media got hold of this story and made Ivor look like Heinrich Himmler with such heavy-handed censoring, this policy seems to have been relaxed, or maybe a cover like this one just "slipped through":

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Posted at Auckland, 3rd March 2011. Sydney sorting inkjet cancel "SWLF" 6th March 2011
above the stamps but not quite touching them. Wahroonga arrival date on reverse: 8th March 2011.
Note that the left-hand cal is a 45c "Kiwipex 2006" with the country name "New Zealand" in the brown side-panel:
exactly the point I urged Simon to use as standard on all cals.


If any feline thematic collectors want any of the Radio Station cals, I still have a few of all values, plus a few FDCs and even some FDCs with proofs on! Happy to trade for mint commem sets and minisheets of your country. Contact:

Blockhouse Bay Radio,
P.O. Box 3189,
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This is quite interesting. I collected NZ stamps thru NZ Post right thru the nineties but never came across any of these. There are quite a lot of postal items which Stanley Gibbons do not catalogue because they are not generally available.

As an NZ Post regular subscriber & purchaser of stamps back in the late 90s, I used to receive 'stamp points' which entitled me to some goodies at the end of the year depending how much I had spent. I got some nice philatelic posters which had some of that year's stamps with a large picture of the stamp subject. Four of these now hang on my walls.

Also available was a pack of three sheetlets, each containing three high value ($1.80) stamps, labelled Best of 19--. I recently sold these to a major dealer in England who had never seen any before! Mainly because they were not in SG. NZ post are selling these freebies at $60 each.

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Hi Glencottage,
The reason you would not have seen these stamps (CALs) "in the nineties" is that they didn't exist until 2004.

Since NZ first had its own postal service it was restricted to the official carrier, and sometime this was slightly relaxed to permit others to carry customer's parcels & goods weighing more than the letter rate - hense the growth of "couriers".

When New Zealand deregulated their postal system - I think it was May 1998 - anyone who registered with the Ministry of Economic Development & paid a fee (then $95) could operate a mail system delivering letters (mail), but were required to register what they termed a "postal identifyer" (like a logo or name, mark or design). Each letter (or parcel if that was being sent) would be cancelled with that "identifyer".

The words "NEW ZEALAND" were reserved only to be used by NZ Post, and the new alternate post operators were specifically forbiden under their licence from using those words,

These new operators were at liberty to produce their own "stamps" to indicate pre-payment of postage, however they were not "required" to produce them, and might choose to just have an inked rubber stamp to achieve the purpose.

New licenced operators such as DX Mail, Fastways Post, Posties Choice, Black Sheep, NZM, National Mail, Today's Post, Card Call produced a variety of stamps with prices usually undercutting the "official carrier" (NZ Post). Many wern't destined to last long as they wern't really geared up to adequate cover the areas they promised, or were simply inefficient. As some folded, or were bought out by rivals, the better firms prospered & were joined by a few new businesses who were successful in associated areas -
such as Croxley Mail who were huge manufacturers of envelopes.

All this was observed by NZ Post.

A number of "players" signed contracts with NZ Post for delivery of their letters and so merely became "middle men". For providing a specified quantity of letters to NZ Post they received a "kick-back" payment. I've misplaced the figures, but this was like "for 6 million letters a year they received 5c each for their services".

One of the shortcommings of deregulation was that a proliferation of mail boxes sprang up at shopping centres, etc.

For a short time there might be a dozen different post boxes in a row - you had to use the correct one of face serious delays whilst the letter was returned to "your chosen" company for reposting through their mail system. Having become a sub-contractor for NZ Post reduced (or eliminated) that problem.

These alternate mail companies were also making money by approaching businesses to advertise utilising the "stamps" being printed on behalf of these mail companies.
So there appeared "ads" for New Zealand household companies -
Dickies towels, Stationary Warehouse, Sealy bedding, Whittakers chocolates, Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Resine paints, The Shoe clinic, Night'n Day foodstores,Wellington stampshow, etc, etc.

NZ Post observed all this successful advertising & moneymaking and I guess there was some type of "thinktank" where they came up with the idea of competing in this field, themselves.
In late 2003 or very early 2004 their first candidate signed up.
The New Zealand Festival in Wellington wanted to advertise their 2004 festival & a new 40¢ CAL (Customised Advertising Label) was printed for the organisers to use on their mail-out. Very little is know about this and there was no word circulated by NZ Post to promote this new venture.

In March an increase in the postal rate was approved to 45¢.
A supply of 5¢ stamps was required to make-up from the stock of 40¢ stamps in circulation & held by the public. Marketing this requirement to the ANZ Bank & later to BMW sales, NZ Post suddenly was "in the bigtime" as word reached the stampworld.
Kiwipex & National Stampshow ordered supplies of 45¢ CALs.

Other advertisers became aware of this facility & placed orders.
And so the proceedure has become available to anyone who submits a design to the Wanganui Business Centre of NZ Post.
If your design is approved you specify how many stamps you require (min. of 1,000) and whether they are to be in sheetlet or peel-and-stick form. Pay you fee (the unit cost is cheaper if you order a larger number) & you will receive the entire order. NZ Post does not supply your designed stamp through post offices, but they issue an "annual pack" of all issues the following year via their philatelic bureau. Because the first five CALs were of the "experimental" type & subject to a different signed contract, they have never been available through the philatelic bureau.

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stampmogul wrote:The two Tibet stamp supply (50c & $1) were sent to the originator who placed the order. After a few covers with "Free Tibet" stickers were posted representatives of the Chinese government made strong complaints to the NZ authorities. NZ Post demanded the return of the issued stamps, but were rebuffed on the grounds the designs had been approved & payment made to NZ Post.
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NZ Post have attempted to censor all the "Free Tibet" CALs by covering all those stamps with an obsolete international air mail sticker (as illustrated). Because this was being manually done some of the stamps on envelopes have travelled through the post unscathed (I have an example of the 50c on cover).
Just a few minor corrections to this otherwise fine summary: the fiendish Chinese secret police didn't get to see the cals, as the rude letter from Ivor demanding the return of all the cals came a few days BEFORE issue date. And a second rude letter from him a few days later. So it was either Ivor or one of his henchmen who spotted that it was a Tibet flag.

I didn't go to town and clear my mailbox for over a week, as I had to stay home to print the selvedges of the sheets (an action that was prompted by one of the Friends of Tibet committee saying "People may not recognise that it is a Tibet flag!") And I also felt it was important to show the FOT website, as that too had been omitted from the cal design, since we knew that Ivor was allergic to the word "Tibet".

Then we had a big "working bee" at the FOT chairperson's house one night, to affix stamps to covers and rip up the sheets ready to send off to advance order clients on the chosen First Day the next day. I remember thinking (as I drove across the Auckland Harbour Bridge), "I wonder if the fiendish Chinese secret police will attack my car en route, which could cause all the cals to be lost!" (So I locked a few sheets in a vault just in case, and handed them to FOT a few days later.)

So the first I heard of Irksome Ivor's demand for the return was on issue day. After visiting the Post Office and getting all the FDCs postmarked, and despatching the orders to folk who had advance-ordered them, I went to my mailbox and found Irksome Ivor's two letters. There was nothing I could do about it then, so I rang him the next day and told him it was no go.

A few weeks later, he noticed some of my Trademe adverts offering FDCs with the imperf-between proofs on them. He sent his private security guard over to visit me to ask what was going on. I explained that I had just perfed up the "free" proof sheets he had supplied. (Funny no notice was taken of this when I did it with the kitten stamps earlier in the year, but with an extra error on Tibet, he saw red!)

The goon took that info back to Irksome Ivor, and visited a few days later saying "Ivor requests that you should add a disclaimer that the perfed proofs were NOT done by NZ Post." (Otherwise everyone else would want them!) So this is how I now offer them:
https://www.trademe.co.nz/antiques-collectables/stamps/new-ze ... 953749.htm

Dave Smitham above laments that I have killed the free proof sheet racket by perfing them. But it was only a matter of time before SOMEONE did so. The original Penny Blacks were imperf too, and stamps remained imperf until some bright spark invented a way to add perforations: MUCH easier than using scissors! I am amazed none of those exhibition organisers thought to bother getting theirs perfed before! (My perfs are perf 12; the actual stamps are perf 13½.)

So you can see clearly that my perfing the proofs was not the problem. The ban on proof sheets is just another aspect of Ivor throwing a tantrum and venting his rage about the Tibet issue. That boy loves the Chinese: "they are so gullible: they buy all our stamps & minisheets by the thousand when we have exhibition stalls there!" he told me. But when NZ Post had a huge stall at Timpex 2009 exhibition, there was seldom more than one person frequenting their stall. Meanwhile, all the dealers were crowded!

The censorship (according to Ivor at the Mediation Meeting) was ONLY done on Tibet flag cals going overseas. Local mail with the cals on was not molested, so that cover shown above addressed to a guy in Massey was quite OK. FOT used the 50c cal on its monthly newsletters for several months until they ran out, and again, these were unmolested. So the desirable thing for philatelists is to get them on overseas covers, hence the reason I sent a few to Tony Ward (shown above.)

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Just had a message from a friend in Australia who is getting disillusioned with collecting NZ cals, as he says he feels cheated by the greedy cal-issuers who like to charge up to 6 times face, so it is putting him off buying blocks. He also laments that most Aussie Post offices now only have definitives and prefer labels. I responded thus:

Yes, it is sad that philately has gone downhill in such a way. I blame the greedy Post Office bosses: the one I have actual knowledge of (Ivor the Skyver, who runs NZ Post philately) is a proper **** of the worst sort, but he has all the philatelic establishment in NZ licking his ***, totally oblivious to the ruin to philately he (& they) are causing!

Do you ever visit the Sydney branch of the Philatelic Bureau? In Akld, this is a touristy shop called "Real Aotearoa" (which sells expensive arty trinkets to jaded tourists and seems to do rather well.) But you'd never know it is a post office, as they have stamp packs on one small wall display only.

Nevertheless, they are good for doing nice hand-cancels. I go there to buy packs of cals, and post my parcels.


I think if you want cals in blocks, you just have to accept the greedy prices that their originators ask. Look at it this way: you can always sell them for MORE! Who cares if they charge 6x face? Just don't patronise them in any other way, & delete them from your xmas card list!


Otherwise, just collect the singles from the packs, and try to get them used on covers. I am always happy to post stuff for you at REAL if you want to make up small covers addressed to you with at least $1.90 worth of cals on each (to pay the air rate to Australia.)

In my opinion, USED cals are the best item to have. Mint self-adhesives will be useless in five years when the gum dries and they fall off their sheets. Mint gummed ones are dime a dozen. USED ones are true philately.

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Re: New Zealand "CAL" (Advertising) stamps

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A new CAL is being offered for sale - the fifth in a series of pictures of New Zealand deer.
The deer farm uses them to forward auction catalogues for the sale of their young breeding stock.
They are producing 1,000 x 60¢ stamps, and use 600 to post their catalogues, leaving 400 available to collectors. As they have offered full sheets to several dealers, and blocks of 4 to collectors it won't be long before they are sold out.
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The scan shows earlier issues, both 50¢ and the reissued 60¢ because of the postal rate increase.

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Re: NZ 2011 CAL pack - help needed to identify stamps

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Tony,

Although these CALs have been released in the 2011 Annual Pack there is still no news of who arranged for the images.
The $1.20 rose is not known by any of my NZ contacts - and these folk are close to the centre of philately in that country.

Under the privacy laws we cannot get NZ Post to disclose the information, either.

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Zhang Gaoli, secretary of Tianjin Municipal Party Committee and Li Guohua, president of China Post Group jointly officiated at the ceremony on October 21 in Tianjin marking the special issue of the Tianjin Binhai New Area first-day cover.

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Re: NZ 2011 CAL pack - help needed to identify stamps

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I think the 'Rose ' one, may actually be a Peony, Try googling Peony NZ, as I am sure there might be some club or association.

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Re: NZ 2011 CAL pack - help needed to identify stamps

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Mark wrote:I think the 'Rose ' one, may actually be a Peony, Try googling Peony NZ, as I am sure there might be some club or association.

Cheers Mark
Thanks Mark

Yes it is a Peony. I have already rung so many Peony propagators but none are any the wiser. I think the $1·20 rate could be for sending out a brochure.

We keep looking.

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Re: New Zealand "CAL" (Advertising) stamps

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Latest news on the cals is that NZ Post has run out of the "2010 Collector Pack" of cals (issued near the start of the year 2011).

This pack contained one of all the cals issued in 2010, including the two Mary Mackillop sainthood stamps and the Customs Dept booklet.

There are no details (yet) from NZ Post about how many such packs were printed and sold. But Whanganui and all three branches of Real Aotearoa (the philatelic bureau touristy shops) have run out.

I was under the impression that Whanganui just kept printing more as they ran out, but apparently this is not happening. The Customs booklet is in high demand, and a number of others from that pack were popular too, particularly the Mackillop designs.

2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011 packs are still available, all at face value. Apparently the 2007 & 2008 packs are to cease sale in May.

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A new CAL issued on 14th April,2012 was designed by NZ artist Mark (a member of this board).
Entitled "Road from Eden", it is a follow-up to his CAL from last year called "The First Post"
With a limited run of stamps this time, there will be no sheets of 50 available, and only ten (10) FDCs were produced. I understand there are merely a few blocks of four (4) still available.

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This year's paintings will be on exhibition at Warwick Henderson galleries, Auckland from 2nd May to 26th May, preceded by a preview to invited guests on the evening of 1st May.
Last year all his works were snapped up at the gallery exhibition.

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This is one of his oil on canvas entitled "Maungawhau", meaning Mt Eden.

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stampmogul wrote:This is the one that started all the issues.
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Used to post invitations to the 2004 Wellington Arts Festival, the opened envelope with stamp attached was mostly confined to the wastebin. Of the 1,000 issued, how many would have survived ?
That is why this stamp is catalogued by Len Jury at NZ$3,000 for mint and $3,500 for used.
I don't know if any of you know about it, but seller marz1970 from Holland has listed a Wellington Arts Festival CAL used on piece on eBay:

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/250691902652

It can be yours for €1750 (NZ$2880).
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Re: New Zealand "CAL" (Advertising) stamps

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NZ Post releases the "Annual Pack", charging exactly what the face value of the stamps total.
The 2010 pack contained the stamps in side-by-side sheets (3) plus a pair, and two booklets.
This is the group of sheet stamps:
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Top row: 50¢ & $1 garden birds, Two x 50¢ Palmpex stampshow, 50¢ Havelock North 150th anniv.,
2nd Row: 50¢ Mary Mackillop, 150th anniv.Waireka, 500162 Cape sanctuary, 50¢ Kiwi Circuit New Delhi games,
50¢ Hastings Building Soc.,
3rd Row: 50¢ Palmpex Iroquis helicopter, 60¢ Mary Mackillop, 60¢Kiwi Circuit, 60¢ Cat (white strip),
60¢ cat (red strip)
4th Row: 60¢Adopt an animal, 60¢ Hastings croquet club, 60¢ Law firm, 60¢Collector’s supplies
60¢ “The first Post” –first released 3/2/2011 but included in the 2010 pack.

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