Sunday, March 09, 2008

21st Asian International Stamp Exhibition

The China Post reports, "A postage stamp with the head of Queen Victoria inverted, issued in 1854 in India and said to be one of the first stamps issued in Asia, has caught the public's eye at the 21st Asian International Stamp Exhibition that opened Friday at the Taipei World Trade Center."

There are only 27 stamps showing the Queen's head upside down left in the world and they are listed as the most precious stamps in Asia, according to Gongvatana Surajit, president of the Federation of Inter-Asian Philately (FIAP).

This year, the stamp collections are classified into competitive and non-competitive categories. The former includes 1,012 frames, while the non competitive one includes 20 honorary collections that have won previous awards at various international competitions, as well as five cases of collectors' treasures, according to Taiwan Post, which is organizing the event.

To read the entire article, click here.

To learn more about the Inverted Head 4 Annas, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM