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Postage stamp exhibition draws philatelists to Rangoon

The first postal stamp exhibition by the Myanmar Philatelic Society was held at the Young Men’s Buddhist Association (YMBA) Hall in Rangoon on the 10th of January.

“We assume there are many other stamp collectors in Burma, and hosted the exhibition to let them know about our existence”, said Kyaw Win Maung from Myanmar Philatelic Society.

Among the items on view were stamps picturing Aung San Suu Kyi, British royals, and several award-winning drawings printed during the Japanese Occupation in 1943.

The aim of the exhibition was to promote philately, which is the study of stamps and postal history, among the Burmese public. Judging from the number of visitors, it seems to have been a success.

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