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New Zealand Philatelic Federation
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Organised philately began in New Zealand with the formation of the (Royal) Philatelic Society of New Zealand in 1888. Other early clubs are known to have existed in Dunedin (1892), Blenheim (1894), Au
Country New Zealand
State/Province Wellington
distance: 9,577 Miles

New Zealand Philatelic Federation

Organised philately began in New Zealand with the formation of the (Royal) Philatelic Society of New Zealand in 1888. Other early clubs are known to have existed in Dunedin (1892), Blenheim (1894), Auckland (1895), Wanganui (1896), Palmerston North (1899), Gisborne (before 1900), and Nelson (1902). Little is known about these early societies and most appear to have had but a short life. Of our present day societies, the Royal (1888), Christchurch (1911) and Dunedin (1913) rank as the oldest.

After the First World War other societies were established: Wanganui (1921), Auckland, Manawatu, and Wellington (1922); Timaru (1928); and the Air Mail Society of New Zealand (1930). The Air Mail Society of New Zealand was the second national society in the country and the first of several to cater for specific interests. Others were formed later, including the Postal History Society of New Zealand and the Thematic Association of New Zealand.

A national body – the New Zealand Philatelic Council – was formed in 1922 and held congresses in 1924 and 1926. The late Mr R J G Collins is recorded as still being its Secretary in 1936, but the Association does not appear to have gained the support of more than a handful of societies and seems to have simply faded into oblivion.

A further attempt to form a truly national body was made in 1940, a meeting being held at the Dominion Museum on 17 April of that year. It was agreed to prepare a draft constitution for the proposed body but the disruptions caused by the war forced the matter to be delayed for the duration.

Our present Federation, then known as the Federation of New Zealand Philatelic Societies lnc was formed on 13 March 1948, the first annual meeting being held on 2 October 1948. Virtually all New Zealand societies are affiliated to the present day body.

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PO Box 58 139, Whitby, Porirua 5245

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Country New Zealand
State/Province Wellington
distance: 9,577 Miles
Address PO Box 58 139, Whitby, Porirua 5245
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