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Wednesday, December 07 2016 - 14:22
AsiaNet
China 2016 Asian International Stamp Exhibition Closed in Nanning
Nanning, China, Dec. 7, 2016 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

   China 2016 Asian International Stamp Exhibition was held from December 2 to 
December 6 in Nanning. The Exhibition was sponsored by Inter-Asia Philatelic 
Federation (FIAP) and recognized by International Philatelic Federation (FIP). 
Established by the FIAP, the exhibition is a regional stamp exhibition which is 
aimed to boost the development of world philately. It is the forth time that 
the exhibition is held in China since its establishment in 1977. 

   The Stamp Exhibition was a comprehensive Asian International stamp 
exhibition. There were 13 competitive classes, including FIAP Championship 
class, Traditional Philately, Postal History, Postal Stationery, Aerophilately, 
Astrophilately, Thematic, Maximaphily, Revenue, Youth, Philatelic literature, 
One-frame and Modern Philately. The exhibits were from 22 members of FIAP, 
namely Australia, Bahrain, Bengal, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Macao, 
India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, 
Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, and United 
Arab Emirates. A total of 1300 frames and 51 literature documents were 
exhibited.

   In addition, about 50 albums of stamps from 26 countries and regions 
appeared on the official stamp exhibition organized by Universal Postal Union 
(UPU). The exhibits were classical stamp albums from various countries around 
the world. The personal collections of the presidents of the FIP and FIAP were 
also exhibited in the event.

   There were five theme days in this years' exhibition, namely Opening Day, 
Nanning Day, Youth Day, Chinese Zodiac Day and the Closing Day. On each theme 
day, some renowned stamp designers arrived at the venue and met with philately 
fans. December 3 was Nanning Day. On that day, the organizers held a "Nanning 
City Creativity Exhibition". Through three modules of "Nanning Memories", 
"Nanning Culture Creativity" and "Nanning Impression", the organizers tried to 
demonstrate fast-changing city landscape and cultural vitality of Nanning. 
Moreover, scarce stamp exhibition, Chinese Zodiac Stamp culture exhibition and 
national thematic post office culture exhibition were also part of the event. 

   In addition, an international philately seminar organized by the UPU and the 
State Postal Bureau of the People's Republic of China was held during the 
event. The organizers also held activities like the fourth lottery-drawing 
session of the 2016 China postal cards and the awarding ceremony of the youth 
postal card designing competition.

   Nanning is a city with profound philatelic culture. It is among the first 
few cities that started early research on philately. The philately association 
of Nanning was established in 1983. Until 2015, there are 200 substratum 
philatelic organizations and 15,000 members in the association. Philately has 
become a hobby of many Nanning citizens. The Stamp Exhibition held in Nanning 
is a good opportunity to enhance the understanding from different countries and 
nations. It also serves to propagate philatelic culture and enhance economic as 
well as cultural communication among Asian countries.

   Source: Nanning Municipal Bureau of News

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   Caption: The postage stamp engraver Martin Morck signs for visitors.

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   Caption: Visitors at the exhibition