World Stamp Championship to open in Taiwan for 1st time

Taiwan Today
Date: October 17, 2016

PHILATAIPEI 2016 is set to inspire the imaginations of stamp lovers from home and abroad during its 6101717214571Oct. 21-26 run at Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1. (CNA)
The World Stamp Championship, or PHILATAIPEI 2016, opens Oct. 21 for the first time in Taiwan, serving as an outstanding platform for international philatelic exchanges and raising the country’s profile on the global stage.

Organized by state-owned Chunghwa Post Co. Ltd, Chinese Taipei Philatelic Federation and Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), the six-day event at Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1 brings together philatelists, stamp dealers, and representatives of philatelic federations, postal service providers and publishers from 80 nations. It also features 2,450 frames of competitive and noncompetitive stamps from 101 countries.

Chunghwa Post Vice President Wang Shu-min said the number of frames and participants at PHILATAIPEI 2016 is expected to be among the highest in the history of the quadrennial event authorized by Luxembourg-headquartered Federation Internationale de Philatelie, the world governing body for philately. Launched in 2004, the championship’s previous hosts are Singapore in 2004, Israel in 2008 and Indonesia in 2012.     [FULL  STORY]

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