Philanippon 2011 will run from 28 July to 2 August 2011, and will bring the philatelic community together on an international scale. Located less than half an hour south of Tokyo by train, the picturesque waterfront city of Yokohama is Japan’s second largest city with a population of over three million people.
The theme of Philanippon 2011 is ‘Stamps Link the World’, and the exhibition will feature approximately 2500 frames across 12 classes. Postal services from around the globe will attend the event, which is expected to attract upwards of 100,000 visitors.
New Zealand Post has issued a special exhibition miniature sheet and exhibition souvenir cover to commemorate the event. The exhibition miniature sheet incorporates two $1.90 All Blacks stamps as well as a $1.90 silver Round Kiwi stamp – all set against Mount Taranaki in New Zealand’s North Island. Part of a national park, this snowtopped 2518 metre mountain is a popular destination for tourists and trampers alike.
Title: Philanippon – New Zealand
Date of Issue: 28 July 2011
Country: New Zealand
Denominations: $1.90 x 3