07 August 2014

APPEX 2014 - Andhra Pradesh State Philatelic Exhibition



APPEX 2014 , Vijayawada

A report by Cdr. G Sri Ramarao,I.N,(Retd.)


Andhra Pradesh State Level Philatelic Exhibition organised by Andhra Pradesh Postal Circle, APPEX 2014 was held from 24 to 26 July 2014 at Vedica Function Hall, Vijayawada .  A total of 320 frames were exhibited from various classes in 12 categories.114 Participants of all age groups participated. All the frames used for the exhibits were from the International Philatelic Exhibition held in New Delhi which are excellent in quality . The Chief Post Master General, Andhra Pradesh Postal Circle Shri BV Sudhakar,I.Po.S, Mrs B Sandhya Rani,I.Po.S, PMG Mails & BD Hyderabad, Mr M. Sampath, I.Po.S, PMG Vijayawada Region, Mrs Sharda Sampath,I.Po.S, PMG, Visakhapatnam were actively involved to conduct the exhibition of a very high standard and were present throughout. They interacted with visitors, and participants actively. It was one of the excellently conducted exhibitions I have seen.





They concentrated more on the children, who are future philatelists, and conducted lots of competitions for them like quiz, Kaun Banega Stamp Pati, Search for stamp treasure, painting competition etc. for both senior and junior categories and elocution competitions  on theme of stamps. The winners were given excellent prizes . A large number of  children from various schools visited the exhibition and my interaction revealed they all enjoyed a lot. In junior category many students participated. In addition lots of visitors visited the exhibition on all the three days.



Every Day two special covers were released. In addition book mark packets with 12 book marks in each packet with replicas of stamps issued by India Post in the past in the following categories made by Karnataka circle  were released, priced at Rs.35 each.  Special packets of 11 Permanent Pictorial cancellations, of Andhra Pradesh were also sold at the exhibition for a price of Rs.35

a) Flowers

b) Wild Life

c) Birds of India

d) Miniature Paintings


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Two special folders

a) A Saga of Buddhist Monuments in Andhra Pradesh, of 28 pages on beautiful Glossy paper, which includes 6 , Rs 5 stamps and

b) Sathya Sai Baba with 4 Rs.5 stamps

These folders issued by Chief Post Master General Andhra Pradesh were also sold at the exhibition costing Rs.125 and Rs.35 respectively. Suitable awards of Gold, Vermeil, Large silver, silver, silver Bronze and Bronze medals were awarded with  attractive certificates as decided by a panel of expert judges. In addition excellent cups were also presented to winners of Gold  in special categories. On the last day, a special  Souvenir, with articles from Senior Philatelists with no advertisements was released. Not many stamps dealers participated. The logo of the exhibition was named as 'Nandi' and designed by Shri KN Kashyap working as sorting compiler in the office of PMG Visakhapatnam.

: Cdr. G Sri Ramarao,I.N,(Retd.) email : sriramarao@gmail.com

View : Award list APPEX 2014

New pictorial cancellation from Poland



On September 13th 2014 a new pictorial cancellation will be available in Koszalin 9.The pictorial cancellation is featuring a Honey fungus(Armillaria mellea).

Courtesy : Wolfgang Beyer,Vice Chairman of the German Philatelic Collector Group ARGE ZOOLOGI E.Mail: Wolfgang.beyer1@aol.de  & Heike Peschel

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