Sunday, September 30, 2012

Miniature Models of International Postal Vehicles Displayed

The Gulf Times reports, "An exhibition of over 400 miniature models of vehicles used by global major logistics, parcel and postal firms has become a major attraction at the ongoing Universal Postal Union (UPU) Congress at the Qatar National Convention Centre."

The collection belongs to Daniel Le Goff, a senior UPU official and the director of world postal body’s logistics department who began the collection in the mid-1980s.

Le Goff is quoted in the piece as saying, "I have gathered more than 400 miniature models of around 40 companies across the world and all of them are displayed at the exhibition...Not many visitors here, including those from even the postal industry, were aware that some of the postal and logistical companies had also been involved in public transport operations until they saw the bus models of Postbus of Austria and Swiss Post."

According to the article by Ramesh Mathew, "The miniature models of cars used for carrying mails by Royal Mail of Britain in its initial years of operations are among the exhibits. A large number of vehicles were supplied by agencies like Russia Post, and their counterparts in Japan and Korea. But not a single miniature model from China and India, which account for the largest number of post offices in the world, are seen among the exhibits."

Shown above, Le Goff at one of the three stands featuring his miniature models.

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