Yi Indore Philatelic, Numismatic and Heritage Fair – 2011

By Praveen Agarwal

Yi Indore has successfully held the “Yi – Philatelic, Numismatic & Heritage Fair – 2011” from 12-14 November at Basketball Complex, Indore. The highlights of the event were :\"\"

# A special cover and cancellation was released by DoPT on Young Indians (Theme : Indore Heritage).# More than 25,000 people visited the fair in 3 days.# More than 50 stalls were set up(Business done by them as per rough estimate : More than Rs. 3 crores).# More than 30 exhibitors exhibited their collections.# More than 200 people came from out of Indore to participate in the fair as stall owner / exhibitor / visitor.# 3 Auctions for the first time for stamps & coins were held in Indore.# The auctioneers sold more than 700 items at value of more than Rs. 1 crore.# Philatelic Bureau at Indore GPO sold items worth more than 2.50 lacs from the fair (More than their total sale of last 3 years).# Indore Philatelist Directory – 2011 was released during the fair.# The Design a Stamp competition was judged by Mr. Ravindra Pahalwan (senior philatelist), Mr. Ramesh Kothari (senior philatelist) and Mr. Swapn Tarafdar (eminent artist).# The winning entries of Design a Stamp competition shall be submitted to DoPT for issuing a stamp on Indore Heritage.

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One Response to Yi Indore Philatelic, Numismatic and Heritage Fair – 2011

  1. opkedia says:

    It was a very well organised event.Congratulations to all organiser especially Mr.Praveen Agarwal who took special interest .He took the pain to invite the philatelic exhibits and sent his man to as far as Bhopal to get the entries.He also organised stamp design contest,quiz contest and visit of young students from schools to the event to create awareness among them about philately by distributing free stamps and India Post also distributed free stamp brouchers to the students.I hope he can make it an annual event.Again congratulations to Mr.Agarwal for the success of the event.

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