Postal Historian. Retired Architect

  • Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit. MNZM
  • Signatory Roll of Distinguished Philatelists, RDP.
  • Fellow Royal Philatelic Society London. FRPSL
  • Fellow, Life Member& Past President FRPSNZ.
  • RPSNZ President’s & Rhodes Medal & Collins Award
  • NZ Philatelic Federation Award of Philatelic Excellence
  • First Recipient of the FIP Research Medal
  • Emeritus International Judge Postal History, FIP
  • National Grand Prix FIP International NZ1990
  • Championship Class FIP Exhibitions.
  • Felicitations for research FIP & NZ National Exhibitions
  • NZ National Grand Awards; 1969,1986,2003,2010
  • Member of RPSNZ Expert Committee
  • Chair of the Expert Committee PH Society NZ
  • Patron of the Postal History Society of NZ.
  • Authority on the Chalons issue of New Zealand
  • Currently carrying out research on all Postal Matters relating to New Zealand pre 1874, and Royal Navy Concession Rate letters 1795 to 1911, World wide, with emphasis on the Australasian Region.
  • Author of major NZ publications on Postal History etc.
  • Chartered Member Royal Institute of British Architects.
  • Happily married, residence on Waiheke Island, situated in the Hauraki Gulf - 35 minutes by Ferry to Auckland.
Gerald J. Ellott
Gerald J. Ellott


UK Early Days

NZ 1955 -





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