2014 Award of Honour – Robert Duns, Christchurch

Robert has an extremely wide-ranging involvement in the hobby over many years, partly as an exhibitor and philatelic judge, but mainly as an administrative and financial supporter.

Robert Duns with with his certificate presented by Karen Jeffrey, South Island NZPF delegate at the August meeting of the Christchurch Philatelic Society.

Robert Duns with with his certificate presented by Karen Jeffrey, South Island NZPF delegate at the August meeting of the Christchurch Philatelic Society.

He has formed and exhibited collections ranging from Pre-Napoleanic Wars postal military history to the GB 1929 UPU Conference to Sumner postcards. He also has a range of other philatelic interests, which enable him to provide useful input on many philatelic subjects and was a member of the NZ Philatelic Judges panel until recently.

Robert published NZ Antarctic Postal History to 1941 in 1997 and has written many articles in philatelic journals, has published. He is currently working on a book about the role of pigeon mail services in NZ.

Robert recently negotiated the acquisition of the range of equipment from the late Robin Startup, has produced a detailed catalogue of the contents, and developed a comprehensive display of the many items.

Robert was Patron for the NZ Stamp Collectors Club in Christchurch for a significant period, completed a third year as President of the Christchurch Philatelic Society in 201, was elected their Librarian at the 2014 AGM and has been a member of the Committee for many years.
He was President of the NZPF in 1992 and 1993. He was a foundation director and remains a member and Treasurer of the Board of Philatelic Properties Ltd, the company which owns and operates the Philatelic […]

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Horowhenua Philatelic Society Display

During the month of August, the Horowhenua Philatelic Society is holding a philatelic display in Te Takere, the new public library and community centre in Levin.

The exhibition shows the varied collecting interests of the members and includes stamps, items of postal history, books, catalogues, and collecting paraphernalia.

The club has copies of its programme for 2014 available along with contact details for members and information about the club’s meeting time.

It is hoped that the display will promote philately in the Levin area, and lead to new members joining the society.

Horowhenua PS
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2014 Youth Philatelist of the Year – Anna McTaggart

 Anna McTaggart has been an active member of the Hutt Valley Junior Club since 2008 and has won most of the club awards during her membership.  She has been regular attendee at PYC Youth Camps, has exhibited regularly in PYC and national philatelic exhibitions and has received the PYC Gold Award.Anna is also very active in the Gilrs’ Brigade where she has received their highest award the Queen’s Award.

Anna was presented with her award at the July meeting of the Hutt Valley Junior Club.

Anna receiving her certificate and trophy from Terry Isaac, NZPF Central Region delegate

Anna receiving her certificate and trophy from Terry Isaac, NZPF Central Region delegate

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