Over 600 people from around the world participated in the World Stamp Championship Exhibition that was held at Taipei, Taiwan. The participants displayed their collection of stamps in the exhibition. The main idea behind the event was to encourage friendly relations among Federation Internationale de Philatelie members.
Roshan Wins Silver
It was at this exhibition that Roshan Prasad from Sikkim won the silver medal in the thematic category of philately which was organized by Chunghwa Post Co Ltd, Chinese Taipei Philatelic Federation and Taiwan External Trade Development Council.
His collection was ‘The Story of Cricket’ which included a 5-frame exhibit comprising first day covers, postal stamps, booklets, special covers, telegrams, miniature sheets, post cards and commercial envelopes on cricket.
What is Philately?
The word ‘philately’ is the English version of the French word ‘philatélie’, coined by Georges Herpin in 1864. Interestingly enough, philately involves more than just stamp collecting.
Source: Sikkim Express