1 Feb 2010

NZ Post to open more retail stores

4:58 pm on 1 February 2010

NZ Post plans to open more retail gallery stores to meet a growing worldwide demand for New Zealand collectables.

The Real Aotearoa Chain is owned and operated by NZ Post and its gallery stores sell collectable stamps, coins, and artwork by New Zealand artists.

Two stores in Auckland and Christchurch have been operating since late 2006 and one in Wellington was opened late last year.

NZ Post says there's been a worldwide drop in collectables in recent years, but New Zealand is bucking the trend.

Stamps and coins division general manager Ivor Masters expects further expansion will be warranted in the future.