11 October 2012

Club News


2nd National Mega Stamp and Numismatic Fair and Exhibition, Kolkata 2012


It was 2nd in the series of National Level Stamp and Numismatic Festivals organized from 5th to 8th of October in Kolkata to keep the momentum of philatelic craze in the eastern region. The centrally air conditioned beautifully built Olpadwala Hall, the same old venue at Chowringhee Road opposite Rotary Sadan was one of the most suitably located and easily accessible one with sufficient space at ground and mezzanine floor.



The show in all, was good with attendance of good number of visitors of all age groups on the second and third day. As many as more than forty stamp and numismatic dealers from all over India and Bangladesh graced the show with their presence and by putting the philatelic and numismatic material of varied variety on sale. They served philatelists with material of thematic, postal history, fiscals and numismatic interests. India post independence material was the pick of the material by one and all. Philatelic Centre offered its old stock of stock books and philatelic literature at throw away prices as it occupied a good number of tables in the hall.


Madhukar Jhingan & Naresh Agarwal

This time, as many as 16 nos. of exhibit frames placed on the mezzanine floor, the silent watchers of the previous show seemed happy as they all had embraced as many as 8 different displays of philatelic exhibits namely Marilyn Monroe, World’s firsts (with world’s first stamp),Different states Hundies, etc. The displays were good and appreciated by all those who watched those.

The visiting dealers showed mixed reaction as some seemed quite satisfied where as some absolutely unsatisfied with the facilities provided such as accommodation, space, quality and quantity of food and snacks & above all the placements of dealers tables by organizers while comparing with the recently concluded such fairs and festivals at other places of India. However, inter dealer deals seemed to be satisfactory.


With Vinod Sabharwal

The three day show, in general was a successful one but this time it made organizer think that there is some need and scope for improvement. It was found that the visiting dealers expect good hospitality from the organizer now. The show certainly gave opportunity to some new dealers to come out of hotel rooms and occupy table on the floor and having matured deals.


The show concluded with a musical eve organized by “Mukesh Fans Club” formed in memory of Indian legendry play back singer Mukesh. The lead singers of the show were Mr. PC. Jaiswal and Smt. Seema Surana who mesmerized the audience with their sweet and powerful voice forcing them to dance.

To conclude the comments on show, it was again a good effort to keep philately revived in the eastern region as the need of some better and joint efforts was felt from the organizers in their future endeavors..

- Naresh Agrawal – Bilaspur

Stamp exhibition at Rajkot

Rajkot Philatelic Society and local philatelic bureau  will  organize a Philatelic Exhibition on the Theme, “ SCIENCE & POSTAL STAMP” in collaboration with  India Post during 12 – 13 th Oct.2012 at SB GARDI SEMINAR HALL , HS Department, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, Gujarat. , on the occasion of National Postal   Week-2012 , which is being celebrated throughout the country ,  Indian Post  is Celebrating the National Postal Week-2012 during 9th to 15th Oct.2012 , The aim of this exhibition is to showcase “Science” through stamps and motivate the Students in pursuing philately as a hobby. The 50 frames will be displayed with exhibits on Scientific  topics. The Main objective of the exhibition is to create awareness about this hobby. Some rare philatelic items will also be on display, Entry is free. Stamp collectors, Students of Saurashtra University  and others will get an opportunity to visit the exhibition  & know more about this hobby .  Power point presentation on Stamp Collection will be given during the exhibition.

- Dr.Paresh Upadhyay - Rajkot


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