Tour stamps sought after

NATASHA THYNE
Last updated 11:59 16/04/2014
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STILL POPULAR: The two special commemorative stamps released to celebrate the royal tour are selling out nationwide.

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Despite this being the age of email, collectors stamps are still a popular product.

Two special stamps have been produced to commemorate the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George to New Zealand.

The stamps depicting the royal trio went on sale last week and are in demand with Timaru people.

All the commemorative stamps and coins had sold out at the New Zealand Post shop on Strathallan St.

The Notebook customer service representative Pearce Bennett said there had been a lot of interest surrounding the memorabilia.

His Northtown outlet was only stocking the collectors packs, as individual stamps were available from the New Zealand Post website.

He would continue to sell them until they were sold out, he said.

New Zealand Post head of stamps and coins Simon Allison said royal tour stamp sales are going extremely well nationwide.

"They are very popular and we have received orders from all over the world," Allison said.

The stamps will remain on sale until April next year unless sold out earlier.

He said commemorative stamps are still popular; the best sellers being those with themes, such as the stamps for the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George.

Other commemorative series that sold well include The Hobbit and 2011 Rugby World Cup stamps.

The Duke of Cambridge was presented with a framed set of stamps and a coin in an engraved kauri box at Government House in Wellington last Thursday.

The Queen had approved the images for the use on the stamps and coins.

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