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Sikkim Phlilatelic Exhibition 2002

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FIRST SPECIAL COVER OF SIKKIM PHILATELIC EXHIBITION 1982

INVITATION CARD OF SIKKIM PHILATELIC EXHIBITION 2002


NEWSPAPER CLIPPING OF SIKKIM PHILATELIC EXHIBITION 2002


SPECIAL COVER OF SIKKIM PHILATELIC EXHIBITION 2002



BY SHITAL PRADHAN

The philately exhibition held at White Hall in 2002 was special in many sense, Sikkim was witnessing such exhibition after twenty years of gap. An interesting incident happened on the inaugural speech by John Samuel, Post Master General for North Bengal and Sikkim. Samuel announced that such event was held in this tiny state for the first time and he had to re-correct his words when two the special covers on display was from the first philatelic exhibition held at Gangtok on 1982.
This exhibition also brought the stamps collectors of the state for the first time. Dipok Dey, the only Asian stamp designer to design United Nation Stamp was also at his maiden Sikkim visit. Sikkim Philatelist has grown since then.

Two of the winner Ruben Pradhan and Debashish Bas…

Music on stamp

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Postal Envelope and post card from Darjeeling and Kuersong

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Inpex 2008

Stamp collectors must pay attention to the tiniest details

George Washington has appeared on more U.S. postal stamps than anyone. Franklin D. Roosevelt was an ardent stamp collector.In honor of Presidents Day, and the 75th anniversary of the Salem Stamp Society, I did a bit of research on philately, the collection and study of postage stamps, postmarks and stamped envelopes.Franklin D. Roosevelt was one of the most famous stamp collectors in U.S. history. He sketched the original designs of many of the stamps that were issued during his presidency (1933-45).Philately has fascinated everyone from royalty (Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Rainier III) to rock stars (John Lennon and Freddie Mercury).The American Philatelic Society estimates there are more than 5 million stamp collectors nationwide, and lists more than 500 chapters on its Web site.Salem Stamp Society is one of eight active chapters in Oregon. The club was founded in 1933, and today has about 70 members. They may not be famous, but they are just as passionate about their postage port…

Inpex 2008- photo feature

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Inpex 2008 at Chennai

The Minister of Communications and Information Technology, A Raja
inaugurated the 7th National Philatelic Exhibition organized by India
Post on January 2, 2008 at Chennai. Raja also released a set of 4
postage stamps featuring Endemic Butterflies of Andaman & Nicobar
Islands and a book `1857 Through Indian Postage Stamps' at the
inaugural function.
There were 350 exhibits in 1298 frames on display in 12 classes. For
some strange reason Modern Philately, Frugal Philately, and Social
Philately Classes which need to be promoted, were excluded in this
show. Reconfirming the trend the world over there were 94 exhibits in
Thematic Philately Class including 32 in Indian Themes subclass. There
were 50 exhibits in One Frame Class and 80% in these were also
Thematic. The organizers made special efforts to get 105 exhibits in
Youth class including 13 in School Collections subclass. However
majority of these were from Tamil Nadu only and most were unqualified
for participation at the national level. The…