5-day exhibition to stamp its mark on connoisseurs
SHARJAH: Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council, in the presence of local, national and international coin and stamp collectors and specialists, inaugurated the 7th edition of Sharjah 2017 Stamp Exhibition at Mega Mall.
The 5-day exhibition is being organised by the Emirates Philatelic Association in cooperation with Mega Mall, in which 17 countries participated in this year’s exhibition, including stamp and coin dealers and exhibitors.
The opening ceremony also attended by Abdullah Khoury, President of the Emirates Philatelic Association and a large number of coin and stamp collectors and specialists in this ield as well as media representatives.
Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed stated that the Sharjah Stamp Exhibition is an important cultural and artistic platform for those who wish to see the great historical value of the stamps, which chronicles the great igures and event of the different countries around the globe.
The exhibition contributes to enhancing the position of the Emirate of Sharjah in hosting and organizing high quality exhibitions, which attracts specialised visitors, he added.
This exhibition, which has become one of the region’s most important exhibitions, unites collectors, hobbyists and vendors of rare stamps, coins and paper currencies from the UAE and abroad.
Mohammed Sorour, Marketing Manager of Mega Mall, stated: “We are pleased to host the Sharjah Stamp Exhibition again, which has become the highlight of the annual events organised by the mall in order to to promote tourism and commercial activity in Sharjah. It helps attract more visitors to Mega Mall, especially since the exhibition attracts an audience of fans and collectors of stamps and ancient coins.”
The exhibition includes 120 platform displays, divided into 46 different themes, according to the interests of the exhibitors and the type and quality of their exhibits. The exhibition will include many events, including lectures titled “Iraqi inancial and postage stamps,” and “save Palestine: 1948-1951,” as well as a public auction on stamps and rare coins.
The Sharjah 2017 Stamp Exhibition contains extensive collections of unique stamps, with some being over a 100 years old.
The exhibition will also include rare stamps that currently have limited copies, as well as collections from certain geographical areas, such as the UAE, the GCC, and the Levant.