27 March 2014

Miss World 2013 on stamp

 Not only is Filipina-American actress, Megan Young, the crowned most beautiful woman in the world, she has now been honored by the Philippine Postal Corporation on 24th March 2014 with her postage stamp.

In a ceremonial launch at the Post Office Building, Monday morning, Miss World 2013 Megan Young personally unveiled her framed stamp and signed souvenir sheets and stamps that spectators and collectors purchased.

According to Postmaster General Josie Dela Cruz, Miss World 2013 Megan’s triumph is very much deserving of a place in the roster of PHLPost stamps not only because of her sheer beauty but mainly because of her undeniable charm and will to win the pageant for her fellow Filipinos.

Eighty thousand (80,000) copies of the Megan Young stamps were released last February 24, 2014 which feature the image of Young, taken as she was crowned Miss World 2013 during the pageant held at Indonesia, printed in embossed gold stamping technique.

The stamp costs Php 30.00 and Php 40.00 each while the souvenir sheet is sold Php 100.00 per piece.Megan Lynne Young is the first Filipina to win the title of Miss World since its creation in 1951.

Indian philately to be showcased at Slovenia fair

Ljubljana, March 26 (IANS) India Post will put on display the evolution of Indian philately at an annual international exhibition in Slovenia's capital from March 27-29.

Slovenia Post and the Slovenia Philatelic Association will support the display of Indian stamps in this Central European nation, First Day Covers and other materials at the annual international fair COLLECTA, according to the Indian Embassy in Ljubljana. 

India Post will be in focus at this fair. Slovenia Post will also circulate the Indian stamps through major post offices to generate widespread interest in Indian philately.
The process initiated by the Embassy of India in Ljubljana is expected to culminate with the joint issue of stamps by postal authorities of both the countries to commemmorate an event significant to both partners, such as Children's Day.

The popularisation of Indian philately in Slovenia is aimed at promoting awareness and curiosity about India to boost tourism and foster greater knowledge and mutual understanding, the embassy said.

COLLECTA brings together international collectors and traders including those interested in philately, numismatics,  military, antiques, vinyl records and CDs, comics, figurines, minerals, fossils and precious stones.

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