A rare collection of postage stamps and currencies are on display at the 9th edition of Sharjah Stamp Exhibition, which began at Mega Mall Sharjah on Tuesday.

Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, chairman of the Sharjah Media Council, inaugurated the exhibition, being organised by the Emirates Philatelic Association in cooperation with Mega Mall Sharjah from November 13-17. The exhibition sees participation of prominent stamp and coin dealers and exhibitors from 17 countries showcasing their collections on 120 platforms.

Speaking on the occasion, Al Qasimi said: “Sharjah is celebrated as the cultural and tourism capital of the country and the region due to its ability to attract people who have varied interests. It attracts people, including collectors of coin and currency, who will learn more about the diverse mix of cultures documented in the precious stamps on display.”

Abdullah Khoury, president of the Emirates Philatelic Association, said that the exhibition has become the preferred destination for collectors of stamp and currency looking to acquire both new and rare stamps.

Palestine Post is the guest of honour at the exhibition, which is its first participation in the event. It offers enthusiasts the opportunity to review the prominent historical periods documented by stamps from Palestine, as well as acquire collections of new postage stamps.

A group of International arbitrators and coordinators from Indonesia and Singapore will also participate for the first time.

In addition to providing the opportunity to buy stamps, postcards, envelopes, and paper and coin currencies, the exhibition will also include the participation of three international and Arab currency grading companies.

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