Welcome to the New Zealand Society of Great Britain

The website address has recently changed to "" and the new site is accessible here. The old site remains accessible for the time being, but there is no guarantee that its contents will be updated.

The Society exists for the study of the stamps and postal history of New Zealand and its Dependencies. Although the majority of our members are based in Great Britain, we have a large number of international members.

As well as our journal, The Kiwi, which is published six times a year, we have published several monographs and more are planned. The Kiwi contains articles of both a general and specialised nature together with other useful information on the stamps and postal history of New Zealand. It also provides a valuable forum for debate and correspondence between members as does our Discussion Board.

All aspects of New Zealand philately and stamp collecting are dealt with by our members: from Chalon Heads to modern issues; postal history including air mails; health, Christmas issues, commemoratives, Antarctica and revenues as well as definitive postage stamps. Our members range from general collectors to the top specialists in their field.

Meetings are held in London every two months and, in addition, Regional Groups meet in the North West, the Midlands, the West of England and in Scotland. Information is available here.

new Every two years we have a residential weekend held in different parts of the country. The next residential weekend is in Glasgow on 3rd - 5th October, 2014. Details are available here.

new An important new book The 1898 Pictorial Issue of New Zealand by Derek Diamond has now been published. Full details of how to order it are available here.

new A collection of articles on New Zealand philately can be accessed here. Another was added on 20 January 2014. Scans of all the known Mrs Purdon illustrated covers were added in February 2014.

Members' collecting interests are supported by a thriving packet circuit (available to all UK members), an annual auction and an extensive Library managed in partnership with the National Philatelic Society. The 2013 auction list can be downloaded here and the Library Guide and List here. Please note that only members of the Society can bid in the auction. The 2013 auction closed on 30 November.

A site search can be made, e.g. for words in the title of articles in The Kiwi since 1989.


The Society was founded in 1952 and is affiliated to:

Updated: 28 July 2014