The New Zealand Stamp Dealers Association Inc. is a professional body of individuals
or companies whose principal activity is dealing in philatelic goods (postage stamps
and postal history).
The NZSDA strives to maintain standards in the industry and
members are expected to adhere to the Code of Ethics. The general public can deal with
NZSDA members with confidence.
Click here to view the NZSDA Code of Ethics (PDF file)
The Association was formed in 1969 at a meeting held in Wellington.
Previous to that, a meeting of dealers held in New Plymouth
earlier that year had decided to form a professional body
for stamp dealers.
In the first five years of the Associations existence
all Annual General Meetings were held in Wellington. This
was followed by four AGMs in Auckland but since then efforts
have been made to have meetings one year in the North Island,
followed by one in the South Island and then one at an overseas
venue (the Association has several Australian members) or
at a smaller centre.
For many years the NZSDA was a member of the International
Federation of Stamp Dealers Associations (IFSDA) but
resigned its membership in 2000. However the NZSDA still
maintains close relations with the Australian and United Kingdom