INDIPEX 2011-Philatelic Passport

\"\"By-Anurag Vajpeyi and Virendra Dhundhara

Philatelic Passport was a main attraction of Indipex 2011 and almost all philatelists present in the event prepared this unique collectible item. Some  countries  names were included in passport but they were not present while some countries counters were there but their names were not included in passport. Philatelists were very enthusiastic about various cancellations,unfortunately attitude of few counter workers was not encouraging.This passport has a great philatelic value as lot of passion is involve in completing it.There is one this in this passport which needs debate.At Indipex 2011 there was no official presence of UK but Stanley Gibbons was selling UK material and stamps of UK were cancelled by SG cancellation. Stanley Gibbons is an agent ,not country was it proper to allow SG for doing this act?\"\"\"\"\"\"\"\"\"\"\"\"\"\"\"\"\"\"\"\"

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4 Responses to INDIPEX 2011-Philatelic Passport

  1. Krista Mary Joseph,London says:

    To fill up the Fila Passport requires total dedication, which would push the hardcore filatelists to the limit.Attitude of some of the counters especially from Argentina(charged Rs 100 for a unused copy & locally made cancellation) &Venezuela make one feel not to go further with the adventure.
    Eventually, the cost of making up a Phila Passport of all the visiting countries ended up around Rs 1600.
    The worst cancellation came from India, where the ‘gentlemen’ was so careless(making a world record of 100 cancels a minute) as if he is punching delivery cancels of mounted postmails at his desk.

  2. Sudhir Jain says:

    Passport concept was very good but some contries were missing and their pages we had to keep blank.
    Stanley Gibbons was putting their seal on UK stamp of Rayal Mail page which was not the right thing.
    Some countries were slling normal stamps on higher price.
    But some countries were affixing seal in very nice manner and were putting piece of paper so that ink should be soaked.

  3. Datta Dharmadhikari, Kolhapur (Maharashtra) Retd. Manager, Stat Bank of India says:

    At some countries’ counters like Sri Lanka and USA they were charging any amount they want for the stamps. On the first day, I purchased Mother Teresa stamp at USA counter for Rs.22 from the american lady managing the counter, but after 2-3 days, I had to pay Rs.35 for the same stamp when one Indian gentleman(?) was selling the stamps on the USA counter. It was disgusting. On one of the Indian stalls, they were selling cancelled (even shabbily cancelled) stamps put in Hawid mounts for Rs.100 each. It was nothing but looting new philatelists and children. Thus, the dealer was discouraging the stamp collectors instead of helping and encouraging. This is really shameful.

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