Sharjah Stamp Exhibition 2013

Exhibit floors philatelics during N-Day

By Jamil Khan @ The Gulf Today-Sharjah, Dec 07, 2013

SHARJAH: Hassan Ali Alnuaimi, a prominent collector who has been collecting currency notes for some time, was one of the many exhibitors and dealers who are showcasing their unique collection of postage stamps and currency notes in an exhibition which opened on Thursday evening.
The 5-day Sharjah 2013 Stamp Exhibition was part of the UAE’s 42nd National Day celebrations, organised by the Emirates Philatelic Association (EPA) and Mega Mall Sharjah.Image
The exhibition was inaugurated by Mohammed Ahmed Al Murr, Speaker of the UAE’s Federal National Council (FNC) and an eminent author and writer. The dignitaries who attended included a 5-member jury team led by its president Abdulla Khoory, joined by a distinguished panel of international commissioners, Commissioner General Omar Mohammed Ahmad, alongside representatives from the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Iraq.
Ali Alnuaimi displayed different currency notes from over 30 countries bearing the serial number 42 which coincided with the country’s 42nd National Day.
The exhibition in its fourth year is a much-anticipated event. It encompasses a wide-reaching range of philately themes spanning two centuries, displaying some of the world’s most extraordinary and elusive stamps at almost 128 exhibits. It chronicles milestones in the UAE’s absorbing four-decade history since its independence in 1971. Topics of interest span from 19th century Egyptian postal stationery, the earliest days of postal aviation and Kuwait Postal Services after liberation, to more recent landmark events such as the Arab Summit Conference of 2003.
Commenting after the opening ceremony, Saeed Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, vice president of Mega Mall Sharjah, said: “We are privileged to have been invited to host one of the premier occasions in the global philately calendar; an event which showcases the rich history and culture of the UAE and Middle East through a fascinating medium.”
He continued, “Mega Mall has cultivated a reputation for offering a diverse and engaging range of attractions for all the family, from grand cinemas to our family theme park. We would be delighted to welcome people of all ages, avid stamp collectors and curious newcomers to philately alike, over the coming days.”
Abdulla Khoory, president of the Emirates Philately Association, said that “philately is a pursuit enjoyed all around the world, bringing collectors together to exchange not only stamps, but ideas; it offers a unique way to look at our history. After a wonderful opening ceremony which offered a glimpse into the intriguing series of exhibits we have in store over the five days, we would urge anyone who is interested to come along and explore our collections,” he added.
Sharjah has a storied postal history itself. As early as 1932, the idea of establishing an air mail post office in Sharjah was hotly debated, but seemed to have been abandoned ten years later. It was not until a revival of demand in the 1960’s — with Bruce Conde, the famous philately expert, leading a feasibility study — that the city finally opened its first post office in 1963.
The 2013 Stamp Exhibition will bring together more than 50 leading regional exhibitors displaying some of their most valuable collections and 28 dealers. They include Emirates Philatelic Association, Emirates Post Group, Saudi Post, Victoria Curios and Coins, Peter Singer — USA, Axis currencies and stamps, Gibran Stamps, Cedar Stamps Auction House, Mona Stamps, Khalid Hejazi, Argi-Stamps Latvia, Abu Dhabi Stamps, Wakim Wakim, Gulf Antique, UAE Stamp History, MAJ Stamp-Pakistan, Kuwait Philatelic, Jomsri stamps International, Je Cee Enterprise, Al Aziz Stamps, Richesse Stamps and Coins, Khalid Sabry Gharib, Arabian Stamps Center, Albidaq currencies and Stamps, and Numisbing LLC.

~ by jamilkhan on December 7, 2013.

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