L'Express (Port Louis)

Mauritius: New Stamps Coming out in December

The next new local stamp will be issued on the 21st of December 2012 to mark the 240 years of the postal service. It will comprise with 5 stamps, a souvenir Sheet and First Day cover..... The theme will revolve around the history of around mail in Mauritius, an island rich in mailing history and the producer of the world famous Blue Penny.

The Mauritius post will hold a stamp/philatelic Exhibition on 21st November and renowned philatelist of Mauritian origin living in France M. Robert Marion, who is very much involved in such International Exhibitions in London will be in Mauritius on that occasion, says Giandev Moteea,  CEO of Mauritius Post.

According to him, philately will survive as a pastime and postal Operators will continue to issue stamps of rarer and higher quality and which will be captivating the attention of philatelists around the world.

"In fact I see the phenomenon gaining popularity on a worldwide scale with the advent of electronic medium where people can buy/exchange easily over the Net" says Giandev Mooteea.

Philatelists interested in these first day cover can contact the Mauritius Post through mail at philatelicbureau@mauritiuspost.mu.

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