Rare stamps of the British era, the conquest of Everest on philatelic exhibition in Aizawl | Popgen Tech
Rare British era postage stamps featuring King George V, covers of events associated with Mahatma Gandhi and the golden jubilee of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay climbing Mount Everest are part of a philatelic exhibition continues in Aizawl.
First Day Covers (FDCs) commemorating the bicentenary birthday of Louis Braille, stamps honoring the British royal family, especially the longest-serving British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, well-known personalities from the Indian film industry and other subjects were also exhibited .
The District Level Philatelic Exhibition – Mizopex 2022, is organized by India Post at the historic RB McCabe Hall of the Aijal Club in Aizawl, Mizoram from November 17-19.
A large collection of stamps, FDCs and other postal items were displayed, including the 200th anniversary celebration of humanity’s landmark achievement.
November 19 marks the start of World Heritage Week, and this three-day philatelic event will include stamps from various heritage sites owned by India Post, including major post offices in Mumbai, Lucknow, and Shimla.
The event is organized parallel to the International Tourism Mart (ITM) organized by the Ministry of Tourism in Aizawl from November 17-19. Most of these delegates from different parts of the nation visited the exhibition.
According to a poster put up as part of the exhibition, the first Mizoram Philatelic Exhibition of Mizopex was held in Aizawl in January 2003.
The exhibition includes FDCs on the golden jubilee of climbing Mt Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, the life of Mahatma Gandhi, a century of the first man’s flight, and a special postal issue jointly by India and South Africa on the 125th year. in the Pietermaritzburg station incident of Gandhi and the birth centenary of Nelson Mandela, bring a rare archival photo of the station.
Other rare items on display include stamps bearing images of British monarchs King George V and his son, King George VI.
The stamps of ‘One Anna Three Pies’, ‘Nine Pies’, ‘Three Pies’ and ‘Half Anna’, illustrated images of King George V visiting India in 1911 for his grand Coronation Durbar in Delhi are considered today. item prized by collectors.
A section was devoted to various commemorative FDCs issued to mark the wedding of Prince of Wales Charles and Princess Diana on July 29, 1981, by various countries such as the Bahamas, St. Vincent and the Cayman Islands, which provide striking images of the couple.