Kiwi Stamp Circuit
Box 18-337     Glen Innes    Auckland    New Zealand 1743

Newsletter #40

August 2011

20 years at the Kiwi 

We find it hard to believe it is now 20 years since Kiwi members received Mike Duggan’s newsletter announcing the closure of the Kiwi Circuit. Having ‘answered the call’ we are now beginning our third decade as managers. In this time, we have sent out and balanced around one hundred thousand circuit books, and sold several million stamps !!!

It has been a real pleasure to have met so many members from all parts of the country and to have maintained telephone or email contact with everyone. For us, the wonderful thing is that whilst we are all ‘getting older’ (and some are no longer collectors), we still have over 50 members who have stayed with us for all of the twenty years. We continue to be grateful for their loyalty, and hope we have given them the service they deserve.

As a small measure of our thanks, we have given those 50 active circuit members a $10 credit in their accounts – which may be put towards next year’s subscription or to purchases from circuit books etc.

New Decade Competition

As in 2001, we are holding a competition to mark the occasion.

Starting in 1991 with the red Round Kiwi, we have featured a different Kiwi stamp on the front page of each newsletter. On a separate sheet we have reproduced the 24 stamps from the last 10 years. All you have to do is to cut them out and stick them on the entry form in the order in the order they were released by NZPost. For those who prefer a challenge, we are offering an alternative ~ put them in the order they appeared on the newsletters.

There are four stockbooks and 6 ACS New Zealand catalogues to be won.
Full details are on page 8 and we hope members will enjoy taking part.

Our next newsletter is planned for September 9, to be accompanied by the release of our 2011 CAL, which as usual will feature Mr Kiwi. To mark the significant event taking place in New Zealand in September and October, we will be holding a Stamp Hunt, also with prizes of stockbooks and catalogues. Without giving away too many details at this stage, those keen to take part, should be on the lookout for stamps featuring Rugby, or flags of countries that play Rugby !

In the meantime, we thank our members for their support and encouragement in the past two decades and look forward to continuing this friendship in the next.

Best Wishes
Dave And JanButcher