10 December 2013

New Special Covers…



Stanislaus High School Mumbai : 22 November 2013

India Post, Maharashtra & Goa Postal Circle released a Special Cover on 22-11-2013 on St. Stanislaus High School Mumbai. & on 23-11-2013 on St. Mary's School, I.C.S.E. Mumbai.


St. Mary's School, I.C.S.E. Mumbai : 23 November 2013


: Ankit Agarwal. Pune : email : 3dankit@gmail.com 



Banerji Memorial Club Building : 9 November 2013


India Post, Kerala Postal Circleissued a special Cover on 09-11-2013 on Banerjee Memorial Club Building on the occasion of its Centenary Celebrations. Banerji Memorial Club was established in the year 1914, in the land donated by His Highness Maharajah of cochin Sri. Rama Varma XV to commemorate the name of Sir A. R. Banerji I.C.S., the then Diwan of Cochin.

: Sreejesh Krishnana - Trivandrum : email  : sreejesh.nt@gmail.com


Palmares Night showcases winners of stamp exhibition

By Jamil Khan
December 10, 2013

SHARJAH: Four collectors, including two representatives of UAE had awarded at the award ceremony of the 42nd UAE National Day Stamp Exhibition, hosted by Mega Mall Sharjah and The Emirates Philatelic Association (EPA) on Sunday night.

The gala dinner and award ceremony was held at the Holiday International Sharjah andf attended by dignitaries as well as the participants including the dealers and exhibitors of 5-day stamp exhibition.

The highest marks were awarded to the UAE’s representatives: Bernardo Longo for a remarkable exhibit on Air mail by Gulf Aviation from 1950-1973, and Jamal Al Barazi for his fascinating display of Syrian Army Postal tags from 1954-1950.

There were two more winners of the prestigious large vermeil award, both representing Saudi Arabia: Tarek Mokhtar, whose exhibit was titled: “Shibin El-Kom Postmarks 1870-1922”, and Ahmed Hani Al Kilani, on Egyptian Postal Stationery from 1865-1949.

From almost 50 exhibitors displaying their work, nine philatelists were honoured with vermeil awards in addition to the four who won the top prize. A further four won large silver, seven walked away with silver, eight took silver bronze and 11 took bronze. There were also seven certificates of participation awarded.

Commenting on the Palmares Night, Saeed Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, vice president of Mega Mall, said: “We extend our hearty congratulations to all our winners on their outstanding achievements. Many of the exhibits we had this year were of really exceptional quality, shining a light on the history, heritage and culture of the UAE and Middle East in a way that is unique to philately.”

He added that Mega Mall has been honoured to host this prestigious exhibition, and we are delighted that it has inspired such an encouraging level of engagement from participants and visitors alike. There is no doubt that for the past five days, Sharjah has been at the centre of the philately world.

Abdulla Khoory, president of Emirates Philately Association, said: “It was with the greatest pleasure that I viewed some simply stunning collections as a testament to the tireless work and commitment of our prize winners. The breadth of themes that were covered – 19th, 20th, and 21st century, spanning a diverse range of industries and subjects all around the world – in particular made for a fascinating exhibition. I am sure that the past five days have stoked the interests of a great many newcomers to philately, as well as intriguing seasoned collectors.”

The award winners honoured during the Palmares Night came from seven countries in the Middle East – the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Iraq – each participating in one of seven classes – literature , postal history, postal stationery, thematic, traditional, one frame and youth categories.

The Gulf Today

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