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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Sikkim Phlilatelic Exhibition 2002

FIRST SPECIAL COVER OF SIKKIM PHILATELIC EXHIBITION 1982

INVITATION CARD OF SIKKIM PHILATELIC EXHIBITION 2002


NEWSPAPER CLIPPING OF SIKKIM PHILATELIC EXHIBITION 2002


SPECIAL COVER OF SIKKIM PHILATELIC EXHIBITION 2002



BY SHITAL PRADHAN

The philately exhibition held at White Hall in 2002 was special in many sense, Sikkim was witnessing such exhibition after twenty years of gap. An interesting incident happened on the inaugural speech by John Samuel, Post Master General for North Bengal and Sikkim. Samuel announced that such event was held in this tiny state for the first time and he had to re-correct his words when two the special covers on display was from the first philatelic exhibition held at Gangtok on 1982.
This exhibition also brought the stamps collectors of the state for the first time. Dipok Dey, the only Asian stamp designer to design United Nation Stamp was also at his maiden Sikkim visit. Sikkim Philatelist has grown since then.

Two of the winner Ruben Pradhan and Debashish Basnet went on to represent India in Arizonia Stamp Exhibition (USA).

Since then we had our small Sikkim Philatelic Club, where i am the General Secretary. If there is anyone interested in collecting stamps we are there to guide them.



WINNERS OF SIKKIM PHILATELIC EXHIBITION 2002




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When i started my blog on Sikkim way back in 2007, i had it clear on my mind that this blog shall help people look out for knowledge on Sikkim. I always wanted a knowledge house about Sikkim, its past, present and future. I do not know over the years how much did i succeed but my determination to let other understand my Sikkim is always giving me a push. with regards Shital Pradhan (himalayanreview@gmail.com)

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