Norman Richard Banfield, FRPSNZ, New Zealand
E-mail: normanb@xtra.co.nz

Norman R. Banfield

I am a retired Finance Manager/Company Secretary for an international ships agency company in New Zealand. Fellow of The Royal Philatelic Society of New Zealand and currently a VicePresident. National Philatelic Judge and National Literature Judge. Judged at national exhibitions: WELPEX 2003 (Postal History and Open (team leader)), National Literature Exhibition 2003, Brisbane 2001 (Australia): Postal History and Polar, CANPEX 2000: Postal History (team leader) and Postal Stationery. I have also been selected to be team leader for the Aerophilately Class at BAYPEX 2004 in October.

Apprenticeships: Prior to the above I successfully completed two apprenticeships judging at: TARAPEX' 98 (Postal History and Aero) and PALMPEX'99 (Postal History, Traditional, Postal Stationery and Aero).

Exhibit Awards:
Postal History: "Russian Censor Marks 1914-1920": Gold at Moscow 1997. Aerophilately: "Russian Airmails 1922-1950": Vermeil at Bangkok 2003. I have also exhibited Postal Stationery at national level: "Australia KGVI & QEII Pre-decimal": Large Silver.

Collecting Interests:
Russian postal history, Russian airmails, Ceylon postal stationery, Australia: KGVI postal stationery, Ecuador: revenues, Cyprus. I also have a good knowledge of Middle East airmails and of the Open Class.

New Zealand Commissioner to:
Hong Kong 2004 (FIAP), Bangkok 2003 (FIP), Brisbane 2001 (Australian National).

Society Memberships:
Royal Philatelic Society of New Zealand, Royal Philatelic Society London, Association of New Zealand Philatelic Judges (on Executive), NAPE - interNational Association of Philatelic Exhibitors (Australia), Rossica Society of Russian Philately (USA), British Society of Russian Philately, Canadian Society of Russian Philately, Australia + NZ Society of Russian Philately (N.Z.-Secretary/Treasurer), Postal Stationery Society of Australia, British Aerophilatelic Federation.