Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Chinese Stamp Exhibition Attracts Huge Crowds

The China Daily website reports, "The 27th Asian International Stamp Exhibition was the largest in its history, attracting philatelists from 53 countries and regions. At least 202,200 people attended during the weekend session.  A total of 1,324 sets of stamps were shown for competition, and 89 additional sets were displayed, in addition to 24 sets of stamps from overseas."

Xu Jianzhou, deputy director of State Post Bureau, is quoted as saying, "Visitors were fortunate enough to get a look at the six most treasured stamps collected by China National Post and the Postage Stamp Museum, as well as stamps from Thailand's Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn."

According to the article by Shi Jing, postmarks were collected in an exhibition passport including one that featured effort a silhouette of President Obama.

Shown above, one of the rare stamps on display at the exhibition - a 1896 unsurcharged 3c Red Revenue stamp. It is thought that less than 100 of these are in existence today

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