PhoneCards [Christmas Series 1997]

Telecom New Zealand Limited, Commissioned by

1997
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Maker and Role
Telecom New Zealand Limited, Commissioned by
Production Date
1997
Description
Telecom Phone Card presentation collectors pack.

The collectors pack is held in a clear, plastic case which has the Telecom logo embossed in the top right corner.

A cardboard sleeve holds the presentation booklet. On the front of the sleeves is an illustration of a Nativity scene. Within the illustration is the text, “Unto / us a / Child is / born”. In the top left corner is the Telecom logo with the text, “PhoneCard™” underlined. The text, “1997 / CHRISTAMS / SERIES / OFFICIAL / INTERNATIONAL / COLLECTOR ISSUE / 250 / SETS ONLY”, is depicted on the front. On the reverse of the sleeve is the Telecom logo with the text, “PhoneCard ™” underlined. Beneath this is the text, “TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS / […]”, detailing further information about the PhoneCards.

The presentation booklet folds outs to reveal three interior pages which hold five PhoneCards. A square piece of tissue paper is held loosely within the booklet. The front cover of the booklet is the same as the front cover of the cardboard sleeve.
On the first page the Telecom logo with the text, “PhoneCard™” underlined is seen in the top right corner. The background is blue with white stars. The text, “THE PROCLAIMATION / [..] / $10 GST INC. PHONECARD”, is printed next to a cut out which holds a PhoneCard. A white arrow above the cut out points downwards.

The PhoneCard has the illustrated text which reads, “Unto / us a / Child is / born”, and is decorated with a patterned border. There is a white arrow at the top pointing in an upwards direction. The Telecom logo is visible in the bottom left corner, and the text, “$10 GST / INC. / PHONECARD ™” is present in the bottom right corner. On the reverse of the card is the barcode, “45C0 000005”, in the top corner is the letter, “B”. Beneath this is the text, “Unto us a child is born / The Proclamation”. Below this is the text, “INTERNATIONAL COLLECTORS ISSUE 1997 / Telecom New Zealand Limited / Telecom PhoneCard™ Collector Service – 0800 508 805 / Services charged using this card are subject to the Telecom Contract / for Telecom Network service available at our normal place of business / http://www.telecom-phonecards.co.nz

On the next page of the booklet is the same background and the text, “THE ANNUNCIATION / […] / $5 GST INC. PHONECARD”, as well as “THE NATIVITY / […] / $10 GST INC. PHONECARD”. Below these are white arrows pointing downwards towards two cut outs for two PhoneCards.

The PhoneCard on the left has an illustration of the angel Gabriel and is decorated with a patterned border around the edge. There is a white arrow at the top pointing in an upwards direction. The Telecom logo is visible in the bottom left corner, and the text, “$5 GST / INC. / PHONECARD ™” is present in the bottom right corner. On the reverse of the card is the barcode, “453B0 000005”, in the top corner is the letter, “B”. Beneath this is the text, “Unto us a child is born / The Annunciation”. Below this is the text, “INTERNATIONAL COLLECTORS ISSUE 1997 / Telecom New Zealand Limited / Telecom PhoneCard™ Collector Service – 0800 508 805 / Services charged using this card are subject to the Telecom Contract / for Telecom Network service available at our normal place of business / http://www.telecom-phonecards.co.nz

The PhoneCard on the right has an illustration of the Nativity with the infant Jesus with his mother Mary, and Joseph, and there is a patterned border decorating the edge. There is a white arrow at the top pointing in an upwards direction. The Telecom logo is visible in the bottom left corner, and the text, “$10 GST / INC. / PHONECARD ™” is present in the bottom right corner. On the reverse of the card is the barcode, “453C0 000005”, in the top corner is the letter, “B”. Beneath this is the text, “Unto us a child is born / The Nativity”. Below this is the text, “INTERNATIONAL COLLECTORS ISSUE 1997 / Telecom New Zealand Limited / Telecom PhoneCard™ Collector Service – 0800 508 805 / Services charged using this card are subject to the Telecom Contract / for Telecom Network service available at our normal place of business / http://www.telecom-phonecards.co.nz

On the next page of the booklet is the same background and the text, “THE SHEPHERDS / […] / $5 GST INC. PHONECARD”, as well as “THE MAGI / […] / $20 GST INC. PHONECARD”. Below these are white arrows pointing downwards towards two cut outs for two PhoneCards.

The PhoneCard on the left has an illustration of the Shepherds and a patterned border decorates the edges. There is a white arrow at the top pointing in an upwards direction. The Telecom logo is visible in the bottom left corner, and the text, “$5 GST / INC. / PHONECARD ™” is present in the bottom right corner. On the reverse of the card is the barcode, “454B0 000005”, in the top corner is the letter, “B”. Beneath this is the text, “Unto us a child is born / The Shepherds”. Below this is the text, “INTERNATIONAL COLLECTORS ISSUE 1997 / Telecom New Zealand Limited / Telecom PhoneCard™ Collector Service – 0800 508 805 / Services charged using this card are subject to the Telecom Contract / for Telecom Network service available at our normal place of business / http://www.telecom-phonecards.co.nz

The PhoneCard on the right is has an illustration of the Magi and has a patterned border decorating the edges. There is a white arrow at the top pointing in an upwards direction. The Telecom logo is visible in the bottom left corner, and the text, “$20 GST / INC. / PHONECARD ™” is present in the bottom right corner. On the reverse of the card is the barcode, “452D0 000005”, in the top corner is the letter, “B”. Beneath this is the text, “Unto us a child is born / The Magi”. Below this is the text, “INTERNATIONAL COLLECTORS ISSUE 1997 / Telecom New Zealand Limited / Telecom PhoneCard™ Collector Service – 0800 508 805 / Services charged using this card are subject to the Telecom Contract / for Telecom Network service available at our normal place of business / http://www.telecom-phonecards.co.nz

On the first page of the reverse of the booklet is the text, “THE CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS / […]”, which further details the theme of the collector’s pack. On the second page of reverse is the Telecom logo with the text, “PhoneCard ™” underlined. Beneath this is the text, “TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS / […]”, which has further information about the PhoneCards.

A certificate of authenticity is held loosely within the collector’s pack. The certificate is cream-coloured paper with the blue border around the edge. The Telecom logo is at the top centre of the page. Below this is the text, “Certificate of / Authenticity / COLLECTOR PACK : Unto Us a Child Is Born / 1997 Christmas Series / RELEASE DATE: November 1997 / QUANTITY: 1500 New Zealand Issued / 250 International issued / No. 005”. In the bottom right corner is a printed signature and the text, “Bruce Bodicom / TELECOM PAYPHONES”. In the centre of the background is a picture of Spot the Dog with the text, “CERTIFICATE OF / AUTENTICITY”.
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Paper/Cardboard
Processed Material/Synthetic/Plastic
Processed Material/Paper
<C> Processed Material/Paper/Tissue Paper
Signature/Marks and Type
[Telecom logo] Embossed
Unto / us a / Child is / born / [Telecom logo] / PhoneCard™ / 1997 / CHRISTAMS / SERIES / OFFICIAL / INTERNATIONAL / COLLECTOR ISSUE / 250 / SETS ONLY Printed
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS / […] Printed
[Telecom logo] / PhoneCard™ / THE PROCLAIMATION / [..] / $10 GST INC. PHONECARD Printed
Unto / us a / Child is / born / [Telecom logo] / $10 GST / INC. / PHONECARD ™ / 45C0 000005 / B / Unto us a child is born / The Proclamation / “INTERNATIONAL COLLECTORS ISSUE 1997 / Telecom New Zealand Limited / Telecom PhoneCard™ Collector Service – 0800 508 805 / Services charged using this card are subject to the Telecom Contract / for Telecom Network service available at our normal place of business / http://www.telecom-phonecards.co.nz Printed
THE ANNUNCIATION / […] / $5 GST INC. PHONECARD” / HE NATIVITY / […] / $10 GST INC. PHONECARD Printed
[Telecom logo] / $5 GST / INC. / PHONECARD ™ / 453B0 000005 / B / Unto us a child is born / The Annunciation / INTERNATIONAL COLLECTORS ISSUE 1997 / Telecom New Zealand Limited / Telecom PhoneCard™ Collector Service – 0800 508 805 / Services charged using this card are subject to the Telecom Contract / for Telecom Network service available at our normal place of business / http://www.telecom-phonecards.co.nz Printed
[Telecom logo] / $10 GST / INC. / PHONECARD ™ / 453C0 000005 / B / Unto us a child is born / The Nativity / INTERNATIONAL COLLECTORS ISSUE 1997 / Telecom New Zealand Limited / Telecom PhoneCard™ Collector Service – 0800 508 805 / Services charged using this card are subject to the Telecom Contract / for Telecom Network service available at our normal place of business / http://www.telecom-phonecards.co.nz Printed
THE SHEPHERDS / […] / $5 GST INC. PHONECARD / THE MAGI / […] / $20 GST INC. PHONECARD Printed
[Telecom logo] / $5 GST / INC. / PHONECARD ™ / 454B0 000005 / B / Unto us a child is born / The Shepherds / INTERNATIONAL COLLECTORS ISSUE 1997 / Telecom New Zealand Limited / Telecom PhoneCard™ Collector Service – 0800 508 805 / Services charged using this card are subject to the Telecom Contract / for Telecom Network service available at our normal place of business / http://www.telecom-phonecards.co.nz Printed
[Telecom logo] / $20 GST / INC. / PHONECARD ™ / 452D0 000005 / B / Unto us a child is born / The Magi / INTERNATIONAL COLLECTORS ISSUE 1997 / Telecom New Zealand Limited / Telecom PhoneCard™ Collector Service – 0800 508 805 / Services charged using this card are subject to the Telecom Contract / for Telecom Network service available at our normal place of business / http://www.telecom-phonecards.co.nz Printed
THE CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS / […] Printed
[Telecom logo] / PhoneCard ™ / TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS / […] Printed
[Telecom logo] / Certificate of / Authenticity / COLLECTOR PACK : Unto Us a Child Is Born / 1997 Christmas Series / RELEASE DATE: November 1997 / QUANTITY: 1500 New Zealand Issued / 250 International issued / No. 005 / Bruce Bodicom / TELECOM PAYPHONES / CERTIFICATE OF / AUTENTICITY Printed
Bruce Bodicom Printed
Accession No
2019.10.8
Credit Line
Telecom New Zealand Limited. 1997. PhoneCards [Christmas Series 1997], 2019.10.8. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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