Our new session in new premises was opened as usual by our Secretary, Aileen Davis.
Aileen has collected New Zealand stamps for years and she found it difficult to decide what to show us this time, she gave us early stamps with errors and flaws, some postcards and what fascinated members, stamps with advertising on the back, Aileen’s second round gave us Kirkcaldy, Dysart and one Glenrothes postcards which brought many thoughts and vociferous opinions from members bringing back so many memories. A hearty vote of thanks was given by Ian and members present.
Thank you Aileen.
Advertisements on back of stamps.
In 1893 the Government of New Zealand entered into a contract with Messrs Miles Truebridge & Reich giving them the right to utilize the backs of stamps for advertising purposes. All denominations from 1d p 1/- were made use of.