INDIPEX 2011 – First Day Updates – 12 Feb 2011
INDIPEX 2011 was inaugurated by Her Excellency The President of India . The Exhibition was formally opened thereafter.
The events scheduled and held today were
– Release of personalised Stamps
– Release of Gandhi Khadi Miniature sheet
– Release of Four stamps and Miniature sheet to mark the 100 Years of Airmail Service.
GANDHI KHADI The INDIA POST counter saw a big rush for the Gandhi stamp and after along wait some people managed to get the Miniature sheet and the Presentation pack but by afternoon the stocks wre exhausted and fresh stocks did not arrive by 1630hrs. Initially sold separately forRs 100 but later on INDIA POST refused to sell miniature sheet separately. We request INDIA POST to let collectors buy the Miniature sheet separately as a large numbers of collectors and Youth cannot afford such high price for a popular stamp.
Personalised Stamp The stamps were in Demand the queues were large but all those who were lucky to book it in the morning could possibly get it by evening only.
Stamps on 100 Years of Airmail. A set of four stamps were issued today and released in Allahabad . Some quantity of stamps were received in Pragati Maidan but sold out within no time . Miniature sheets not yet seen in INDIPEX 2011 venue.
Stalls at Exhibition Complex – Stalls of Dealers and Foreign Philatelic Postal Departments were buzzing with activity. INDIPEX Stamps /Miniature sheets issued by New Zealand , Singapore , Malaysia were seen in the Postal Counters. Some stalls were yet to be opened.
Exhibits – The hall where Exhibits were displayed almost bore a deserted look and hardly any visitor was seen going through the Exhibits , which seemed to be an Irony . Hopefully tomorrow some visitors will visit the exhibits which are worth a glance. Some exhibitors complained that their exhibits are yet to be mounted – TAJ MAHAL exhibit from Kolkata is one such example repoted today. School Children invited in morning could hardly see exhibits as exhibition halls opened in the Afternoon for Public.