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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…