The Show Must Go On
Despite the on-going Postal Strike, the Stamp Fraternity of South Africa are continuing to pursue their hobby by staging a National Stamp Exhibition (Stampshow 2014) in Pretoria from 08 to 11 October where the UPU’s National Stamp Day will also be celebrated.
National Stamp Day is a very important event for Stamp Collectors throughout the World and this will be celebrated in our Province on Saturday 18 October 2014 when an array of philatelic material will be exhibited at the Hayfields Mall, Blackwood Road, Hayfields from 07h00 to 14h00
The National Stamp Day envelope issued by the Post Office will be available to the public as well as a Scratch Box for kids plus other free hand-outs to promote the wonderful hobby of stamp collecting!
A set of stamps especially issued by the Post Office to celebrate this wonderful occasion, will also be on sale at R10 per stamp. A total of five stamps make-up the full set. Ironically, the stamps depict Post Office People and honour the Workers of the Postal Service, recognising them for their hard work!
National Stamp Day will be followed by the STAMPS ROADSHOW which will be held at St Mathews Parish Church Hall on MONDAY 20 October 2014 from 16h00 to 19h00. This show follows along the lines of the BBC Antiques Roadshow and members of the public are invited to bring their stamp collections to the show for an opinion. This event proved to be so popular last year that people were actually turned away! This year the number of tables have been increased and exhibits will also be on display. A small donation will enable visitors to enjoy a cup of tea and cake.
There will also be a table for Numismatists with free hand-outs
Stamp-collecting can be fun for both young and old. It is a highly educational hobby which keeps kids off the streets. Stamp Clubs provide an opportunity for like-minded people to meet and socialise. Stamps also provide an opportunity for investment and stamp collecting is still popular throughout the World. It is commonly known as “the king of hobbies and the hobby of kings”
For further information please contact:
AUBREY BOWLES: 083 382 8308 or RUTH SYKES: 082 402 2103