Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Exhbition Marks 100 Years Of UAE Postal Service

"The United Arab Emirates (UAE) postal service will have been in operation for 100 years on August 19 and the Emirates Philatelic Association and Emirates Post are celebrating with an exhibition of some of the rarest and oldest stamps collected by their members," writes reporter Emmanuelle Landais on the GulfNews.com website.

Emmanuelle reports that the youngest member of the Emirates Philatelic Association (EPA)Nasser Bin Ahmad Al Serkal,16, has been collecting stamps since he was 10.

Nasser is quoted in the article as saying not many of his friends are interested in his hobby as it is a "little bit old fashioned."

Shown above with part of his collection which is currently on display along with several others, to celebrate the first post office of the UAE which opened in Dubai in 1909.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM