Emirates Post Issues Special Stamp To Mark The 17th GCC Stamp Exhibition "Abu Dhabi 2011"

On the occasion of the hosting of the 17th GCC Stamp Exhibition "Abu Dhabi 2011", Emirates Post has issued a special stamp in the denomination of 150 Fils, along with a first day cover. The new stamps will be available at all post offices from the first day of the show, April 4.

The GCC Stamp exhibition is being organized by Emirates Post in coordination with the Emirates Philatelic Association from 4 to 9 April 2011 at Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi, to showcase rare and valuable stamps and postal history.

The exhibition coincides with the 25th meeting of the Committee of Heads of GCC postal administrations, hosted by the UAE represented by Emirates Post Group in Abu Dhabi on April 4 and 5, 2011, and attended by delegations and representatives of all the postal administrations of the Gulf, in addition to representatives from General Secretariat of the GCC. The meeting will discuss a range of postal topics in the GCC.

Abdullah Alashram, CEO of Emirates Post, said: "The organization of such exhibitions is a testament to the importance of cooperation between the postal administrations of GCC and developing a common strategy for promoting philately (stamp collecting) as an educational and entertaining hobby, especially among the youth and school children."

The new stamp depicts the logo of exhibition, dominated by a falcon, a symbol of strength, with a strong contrast of the black and white against the strong background colours. Background colors (red and green), along with the falcon's colours (black and white) form the flag colours of the host country, the United Arab Emirates. The background has been divided in an elegant mosaic style to form the number 17.