29 October 2011

Australia and Korea issue joint stamp…



Australia and Korea “Year of Friendship” is celebrated with a joint stamp issue

Australia and the Republic of Korea are marking 50 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries with the release of a joint stamp issue. This joint stamp release is a first between the two nations and will be  available from 31 October 2011. The Australian stamps include a domestic rate (60c) stamp and an international rate ($1.65) stamp. The Korean stamps have their own denominations.Korea Post will release its stamp designs on 28 October 2011.

CHOGM -2011


Date of Issue : 18 October 2011

Australia Post issued a postage stamp on 18 October to commemorate CHOGM 2011.

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting () will be held from 28-30 October in Perth. CHOGM is a biennial meeting of the Heads of Government from all Commonwealth nations.

This year's meeting is the largest ever gathering of world leaders in Australia and will attract around 3,000 delegates, including heads of government, Foreign Ministers, senior officials and support staff. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, as Head of the Commonwealth, will also attend and will be accompanied on her visit to Australia by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.


Club News 

Grand Stamp show at Sharjah


The second Sharjah Arabian Stamp Exhibition opened at Mega Mall  in Sharjah, with this year’s focus being the GCC.The event was held under the patronage of Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, chairman of Sharjah Media Corporation. The 5 day exhibition was held from 18 –22 October 2011.

The history and growth of the Gulf as a vital trading hub was the theme of the second annual Sharjah Arabian Stamp Exhibition held at Mega Mall this month. The Emirates Philatelic Association (EPA) had invited collectors from the region to take part in the event Thousands of people visited the exhibition.

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: Kenneth Sequeira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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