Tuesday, 7 April 2009 - 10:56am |
National News

Collection containing rare NZ stamps stolen

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A distinctive folder containing rare stamps was stolen from an exhibition in Lower Hutt at the weekend.

The collection went missing from an exhibition at the Lower Hutt Horticultural Hall on Saturday.

Detective Constable Mike Philpott said a number of stamp dealers were exhibiting at the fair and the missing folder contained several hundred New Zealand stamps some of which are rare.

"The retail value of the stamps is in the vicinity of $80,000 some of these stamps are quite rare and it would be hard for someone to sell them," Mr Philpott said.

"The owner would understandably just like them returned. If anyone does have information please call, or return the folder, to Lower Hutt Police."

Police would like to hear from anyone with information on the disappearance of the missing stamps. Detective Constable Philpott can be contacted direct on (04) 5602 618

The owner has offered a small reward for the safe return of the stamps.