The Department of Posts will organize a State-level philatelic exhibition (APPEX-2014) at Vedika Function Hall here from July 24 to 26.

This was announced by Chief Post Master General of A.P Circle B.V. Sudhakar here on Tuesday. Three special covers would be released on each day on themes like environment, art, culture and adventure.

Speaking to media persons after flagging of the APPEX publicity van ‘Naandi Ratham’ and inaugurating the department’s blog spot prospectus, Mr. Sudhakar said philatelic exhibitions were organized in 2003 and 2007 in Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam respectively. The upcoming event would be a great opportunity for A.P postal circle to showcase hobby of collection of postage stamps.

A quiz competition would be conducted in all postal divisions on July 4 and the successful ones would be participating in the regional competition to be held on July 10 and the finals scheduled for July 26. Mr. Sudhakar said collection of stamps was growing as an alternative investment channel in the sense that they fetch handsome dividends as their face value increases over a period of time due to their issue in limited numbers.

The Naandi Ratham would be moving around Vijayawada during the month (July) for creating awareness on collecting postage stamps, Mr. Sudhakar added. Post Master General (PMG) Sandhya Rani, PMG (Vijayawada Region) M. Sampath, PMG (Visakhapatnam) Sharda Sampath and Directors of Postal Services V. Upender (Visakhapatnam), N.R. Visalatchy (Hyderabad) and K. Somasundaram (Vijayawada) were present.

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