Apr 14, 2010

2010 World EXPO FDC from ESTONIA

FDC Name: 2010 World EXPO.
Issue Date:11th MARCH 2010.
Details:The first world fair, The Great Exhibition of 1851, was held in Hyde Park London under the auspices of Prince Albert. The Crystal Palace, in which the whole world displayed its achievements, was built for the fair. At later world fairs participating countries have built their own pavilions. Since 1928 Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), headquartered in Paris, coordinates holding of the fairs. By today 156 countries have acceded to BIE. Numerous technological novelties of the period, such as the sewing machine (London 1862), the telephone (Philadelphia, 1876) the refrigerator (Paris, 1878) and the postage stamp dispenser (Seattle, 1909), to name a few, have become linked with earlier world fairs. Of buildings the Eiffel Tower erected for the Paris World Fair of 1887-89 is certainly known the best and despite initial criticism has become the symbol of Paris in the course of time. This year’s EXPO will take place from May 1 to October 31 in Shanghai in the People’s Republic of China. Estonia has so far taken part in ten world fairs. The stamp features the Estonian pavilion in Shanghai. 
Technical Details:
Denomination: 9.00
Date: 11.03.2010
Print: offset
Designer: Indrek Ilves
Perforation: 14 : 13¾
Sheets: 2 x 5
Quantity issued: 50 000
Printing house: AS Vaba Maa
Remark:Nice real posted FDC from Estonia by my friend Pirjo,Many many Thanks.Our local postal men put the delivery seal on the front side,But as per the postal rule it should be on the back side of the letter.

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