Taipei international show draws 180,000

Taipei 2023, the 39th Asian International Stamp Exhibition, closed on Aug. 15 after drawing more than 180,000 show-goers over five days.

According to Chunghwa Post, one of the show organizers, this year’s exhibition marked the largest international event since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It not only serves as an international exchange platform for philatelists but also allows people of different generations and ages to appreciate the art and culture of stamp collection, which will in turn promote the philatelic culture in Taiwan and leave a lasting impression on all the participants,” according to a statement issued by organizers.

Philatelists from 26 countries affiliated with the Federation of Inter-Asian Philately participated in the event, which featured about 1,050 exhibit frames with material from around the world, including Canada.

Chunghwa Post, Taiwan’s official postal service, issued several sets of stamps in conjunction with the exhibition’s theme, “Stamp Day.”

During the show, organizers also offered several interactive and hands-on activities, including custom postmark production.

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