Sunday, January 15, 2012

100-Year-Old Stamp Show Goes on Despite Earthquakes

Christchurch Philatelic Society,  the second oldest stamp club in New Zealand, said they were determined to go ahead with the exhibition after so many cancellations of sporting and cultural events due to the earthquakes according to an article that appears on the Press.Co.NZ website.

The two-day show marks the centenary of the Society.  More than 6500 pages of stamps and postcards sent from around New Zealand and Australia were on display.

A series of earthquakes right before Christmas shook the New Zealand city of Christchurch, sending residents rushing from buildings and causing minor damage. These came 10 months after swathes of the city were destroyed by another quake.

According to the Washington Post and Bloomberg Business News, devastating earthquakes in Japan and New Zealand made 2011 the costliest year yet for the insurance industry in terms of natural disaster losses.

Shown above, dealer and her customers at the Christchurch Philatelic Society stamp show.

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