5-day ex­hi­bi­tion to stamp its mark on con­nois­seurs

The Gulf Today - - 4 - BY JAMIL KHAN

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.

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