New Zealand Post Archival Material in the custody of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
In 2001 archival material was transferred from the New Zealand Post Archive to the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Material held includes the New Zealand Post UPU Stamp collection, along with some files.
In addition there is the material detailed below.
|(1)||Postcards, lettercards, newspaper wrappers (radio licences)||1906-1960|
|(2)||Stamps, wrappers, postcards, lettercards supplied by Govt Printer||1868-1881|
|(4)||Stamp ledger paper, watermarked paper & card received – stamp duty stamps|
|(5)||Particulars of postage stamps held by Chief Clerk, General Post Office||1914-1915|
|(6)||Duty stamps, duty, special beer, government insurance, railway, etc.||1906-1953|
|(7)||Register Dies and blocks||1950-1979|
|(8)||Distribution re NZ Postage Stamps||1900-1918|
|(9)||Plate Record: Government Printer record||1906-1945|
|(10)||Postal Notes record book – notes delivered and received||1945-1966|
|(11)||Postal ½d to 5/- papers received by Government Printer – stamps, labels, coils, booklets, etc. supplied to Custodian of Stamps||1906-1930|
|(12)||Steel plate/ letterpress: inks, gums, solvents, cleaning materials, etc. Government Printer Records||1918-1926|
|(13)||Postage received and delivered||1928-1950|
|(14)||Register of Revenue stamp dies: security for stamps||1900s|
|(15)||Impress Book: record of impressing receipts and cheques for 2d Stamp Duty||1935-1936|
|(16)||Large Bound Book – Datestamp Impressions A-O object 1286203 (Registration No PH000253)||1935-1954|
|(17)||Large Bound Book – Datestamp Impressions A-R (different to book above) object 1199674 (Registration No PH000155)||1935-1954|
|(18)||Datestamp Register (Blue cover) – purple impressions object 1199690 (Registration No PH000156)||1898-1909|
|(19)||Leather Bound Book – Datestamp Impressions P-Y (also Fiji, Cooks, NZEF, Military and RNZAF object 1229832 (Registration No PH000219)||1935-1954|
|(20)||Large Bound Book – Datestamp Impressions R-W, Military Camp Post Offices, slogans object 1220767 (Registration No PH000215)||1935-1954|
|(21)||Datestamp Impressions (new datestamps) object 1220974 (Registration No PH000216)||1983-1986|
|(22)||Datestamp Defacings object 1304852 (Registration No PH000557)||1968-1986|
|(23)||Mail Notice slogans (Details on Airmail Flights as well – e.g. Auckland – Russell 30APR1932)||1930-1940|
|(24)||Datestamp Impressions (Special Postmarks – Health Camps 1956-1972, FDC 14APR65 – 4OCT78||1956-1978|
|(25)||Pictorial Datestamp Postcards Book 1 15JAN76-13SEP84||1976-1984|
|(26)||Pictorial Datestamp Postcards Book 2 27SEP84-9DEC90||1984-1990|
|(27)||Pictorial Datestamp Postcards Book 3 14FEB91-7NOV92||1991-1992|
|(28)||Datestamp Register A-M object 1305852 (Registration No PH000571)||Oct1981 –|
|(29)||Datestamp Register N-Z object 1305853 (Registration No PH000572)||Oct1981 –|
|(30)||Slogans and roller datestamps||Oct1981-|
|(31)||Datestamp Impressions (Workshop Records), Roller Impressions, Slogans, rubbings object 1229827 (Registration No PH000218)||Pre 1930|
|(32)||Datestamps 1956-1962 object 1295085 (Registration No PH000258)|
|(33)||Datestamps 1950-1963, roller datestamps 1951-1961 object 1295081 (Registration No PH000255)|
|(34)||Datestamps 1936 object 1295083 (Registration No PH000256)|
|(35)||Datestamps 1938-1950 object 1295084 (Registration No PH000257)|
Over time some items in the collection have been digitally imaged and placed online. The website references are included in the document to enable easy searching. Note the images don’t have any metadata included so it is not possible to search by office name for a datestamp image from that office.
It is planned to image further items from the collection and place these online as time and resources permit.
Andrew McNiven March 2018.