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John_Gledhill



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 8:55 pm    Post subject: When did New Zealand stop using GB postal orders If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

Aidan Work informed me:

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"New Zealand overprinted B.P.O.s were issued during the early 1980's as well.I have got a 1 Pound red with C/F that was issued at Mairangi Bay (Auckland) on the 16th. of April 1981 as my latest dated New Zealand overprinted B.P.O..I believe that they were issued as late as 1985 or 1986."


Can anybody give any further information of definite use after April 1981, eg in the form of illustration?



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unipos



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:25 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

John. 1986 o/p pic below. NZ postal notes ceased in 1986. Maybe both issues got the same treatment.
Notice the date-stamp also on the counterfoil..................Mal



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:52 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

Mal,that's a very interesting 25p. postal order issued at Wellington that you've got there.I can confirm that the last day of issue for New Zealand's own postal notes was the 31st. of July 1986.Perhaps this is also the last day of issue for the New Zealand overprinted B.P.O.s as well.

The postal notes issued on the very last day of issue still turn up from time to time,as some of the banknote & coin dealers went out & bought a stock of the postal notes.These are becoming difficult to find.I have yet to get a last day of issue postal note that was issued at a post office in my home town of Wanganui.

As for identifying where the Wellington 4 post office was located,I wouldn't know.If it just bore the datestamp 'WELLINGTON' without a number,then that is the datestamp of the now demolished G.P.O. that was pulled down in the 1980's & a hotel built on the site.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:07 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

Aidan. You were quick off the mark there. I have a few LDI NZ PNs, probably more than those not LDI. They appear on eBay quite frequently........Mal


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:57 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

Mal,the New Zealand postal notes are very popularly collected,but by more people outside New Zealand though.

I've got more New Zealand overprinted B.P.O.s & unoverprinted 5/- B.P.O.s with New Zealand datestamps in my collection than postal notes.I can guess that I've been lucky,considering that I still work for John Eccles on a part-time basis.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:32 am    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

The answer to your question about the last day of overprinted BPOs appears in Postal Order News #7 (June 1987), pages 12-15. At the close of business on 27 February 1987, all BPOs on hand were withdrawn (25p, 50p, 75p, £1 and £2). From 2 March 1987, £2, £5 and £10 BPOs were available, WITHOUT overprints. Page 14 of PON#7 illustrates last day issues with overprint, and First Day £5 and £10 without overprints. The article also quotes the pertinent NZ postal bulletin numbers, etc. Won't it be nice to have a complete detailed index to PON??


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 7:03 am    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

Jack,how do you know that overprinted B.P.O.s were withdrawn from sale in New Zealand in 1987? Have you ever seen one issued in that year? It would be interesting to know what the Last Day of Issue for the unoverprinted ones were.They'd be worth an absolute fortune if there are any extant examples.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:42 am    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

I quote from the article Jack mentions above, iwhich he wrtoe in PON 7, June 1987

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On 1st April 1987 the New Zealand Post Office was divided into three separate operating companies [...] The first change was the withdrawal of all NZ Postal Notes effective 1st August 1986. This was announced in NZPO memorandum POHQ 685/41 dated 22 July 1986. According to the memorandum, office managers were to arrange by 7 August 1986 "for all withdrawn postal notes in their district to be destroyed by either burning, shredding or bagged and buried ... No postal note should be cashed if the date of isue is after [31 July 1986]" ... Postal Notes were replaced by Inland MOney Orders.

NZPO memorandum POHQ 680317/1 dated 16 February 1987 announced a further change. " At the close of business on Friday 27 February 1987 all ... post offices ... are to withdraw from sale all BPO's on hand, I.E. 25P, 50P, 75P, £1 and £2 denominations ... From 2 Match 1987 £2, £5 AND £10 BPO's will be available. ... If [customers] insist on purchasing BPO's a special requisition may be made."


So, you see, they were withdrawn but still available on request. That's what I call a nice clear ruling Smile
And there's a nice little teaser in there - does anybody with a shovel want to go hunting for these "bagged and buried" items? Very Happy



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