Foto Friday – Stamp Exhibit
Stamp collecting in Israel gets a big boost this coming week. The 2010 International Stamp Exhibition will take place from November 21 to 25 at the International Convention Center Jerusalem (better known as Binyanei Ha’ooma).
Sponsored in part by the Israel Philatelic Federation and the Israel Postal Company, the show will present 7,000 pages of stamp displays and tens of thousands of philately items, 100 rare stamp collections and unique objects. In addition the wide variety of stamps, other valuable postal items will be displayed, with the participation of collectors from the US, the UK and China.
The Israel Postal Company’s Stamp Service has issued special new items for the exhibit, including an exceptional sheet of 15 stamps in which every stamp is slightly different from the next in order to illustrate animated motion.
Other new items are based on Jerusalem landscapes, including stamp jointly issued by Israel and the Vatican in honor of Pope Benedict’s recent visit: The Garden of Gethsemene.
Visitors will have the opportunity to be photographed and order a sheet of “My Stamps” with their photograph next to an Israeli flag on a stamp. Here’s the sample:
There will also be stamp workshops and stamp trading for children. Entrance is free.