Sharjah Stamp Exhibition Celebrates Year of Zayed

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SHARJAH, November 7th, 2018 (WAM) — In celebration of the Year of Zayed, the management of the 9th Sharjah Stamp Exhibition has announced that it will showcase a collection of stamps that were issued during the era of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, which will include the 2 commemorative stamps that were launched in 2003 in honour of Sheikh Zayed’s Accession day.

The exhibition is being organised by the Emirates Philatelic Association and hosted by Mega Mall Sharjah from November 13th to 17th, 2018.

In March of 2003, Emirates Post announced that it will organise a stamp design contest entitled “Zayed – Pride of Arabs” for students of colleges and universities of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Maryam Al Muhairi, a student from the Higher Colleges of Technology (Sharjah Women’s Campus), bagged the top prize in the contest, and two commemorative stamps of the 50 Fils and the 175 Fils denominations were released.

The visitors of the exhibition will have the opportunity to view these two rare stamps, as well as view various other collections of stamps that bear the images of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and that highlight the features of development and renaissance during his reign before and after the union, including postcards and envelopes from the first day of issue. (WAM)