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News Release

Pitcairn at World Stamp Expo 2000, July 7-16.

ANGWIN (Napa County) Calif., June 28, 2000—An impressive array of Pitcairn Island's colorful stamps for sale, and a chance to meet Pitcairn's Commissioner Leon Salt are but two of the attractions of World Stamp Expo 2000 to be held in Anaheim, California USA, from July 7 through 16.

Also available at the exposition's Booth 203, where Pitcairn's stamps will be sold, will be the stamps of Norfolk Island.

The postal administrations of more than 50 countries will be on hand to provide stamps and cancellations of their stamps to purchasers. Well over 100 stamp dealers offering hundreds of thousands of stamps, will also be present at the huge event which is being housed in Halls C and D of the Anaheim Convention Center, 800 West Katella Avenue, Anaheim.

Several Pacific island countries including Fiji, Tokelau, Tonga, Nauru, New Zealand and New Caledonia, will be exhibiting and selling their stamps at the exposition. During the event the United States will issue 15 Space Achievement and Exploration stamps in five different souvenir sheets containing from one to six stamps. Four of the 15 stamps will include holographic designs.

Commissioner Salt is the "work horse" of the Pitcairn Island Administration. From his office in Auckland, New Zealand, he must arrange transportation for Pitcairners, find shipping companies willing to carry supplies to the island, oversee the island's philatelic bureau, stay on the cutting edge of new Internet technology which might affect Pitcairn, and handle a host of other jobs without which Pitcairn simply couldn't continue to exist.

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