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COURTESY VISIT TO THE AREA POSTAL MANAGER-CROSS RIVER STATE TERRITORY ON 15TH JUNE, 2011
NIGERIAN PHILATELIC CLUB CALABAR CHAPTER
The Nigerian Philatelic Club Calabar Chapter popularly address as The Calabar Stamp Club came to birth on the 24th day of July 1991 at NIPOST multi-purpose hall at the then NIPOST headquarters in Old Ikang Road, Calabar, Cross River State of Nigeria, following a National initiatives to established stamp clubs in every territories of the Nigerian postal service (NIPOST) for the promotion of the act of stamp collection in the country.
The aim was basically to motivate young and old citizens of Nigerians to collect stamps, preserve them for such reasons as history, culture and social wellbeing as well as a means of investment in the future. The club was charge with the responsibility to generate, motivate, accelerate, stimulate and, sustain the interest and create necessary awareness through information, education, dissemination and mobilization of the entire populace in Calabar and beyond towards an improved knowledge on Philately (Stamp Collection).
The club began with a total membership of about 18 and increase to more than about 300 members recently. Except for occasionally change of locations by some members once in a while the majority of collectors are still resident in Calabar including 3 founding members- Mr. Edwin Nnumolu (incumbent President), Mr. Edet Akpan (Vice President), and Mr. Emmanuel B. Effa (Ex-Officio member). Most of our recent members are listed in the page below.
For further information on Stamp collection and activities in Calabar and Nigeria at large contact the email below;
CALABAR PHILATELIC BUREAU AND MEMBERS
WORLD POST DAY CELEBRATION IN CALABAR 9th OCT 2010
The World Post day celebration in calabar was great and exciting. Held within the environment of the general post office witness in attendance dignitaries from the Ministry of Information and National reorientation in Calabar, CRS, the Area Postal Manager, Cross River State Territories as well as host of Nigerian Philatelic Club members and men of the press. Several Talks/Speeches were delivered on how to better the postal activities in Cross River State and transforming NIPOST into a Tourist delight.
There was an extensive lecture on the role of Philately to the society and Nigerian international relations. Members could relate and interact freely with fellow collectors abroad and exchange so much as stamps, First Day Covers, Souvenir Sheet, Crown caps, Labels, banknotes, coins etc.
The group photograph above summarizes the event of the day. From Left to Right -
Mrs Alice Eko (Philatelist-Fin Sec), Mr. Edwin Nnumolu (Philatelic President-calabar), Miss Nancy Obi (Philatelic member), Representative of Ministry of Information, The Area Postal Manager (Cross River Territory), Mr. Okon Akpabio ( NIPOST Staff and Philatelic Coordinator for NIPOST Calabar), Mr. Edet (Philatelic Vice President and International stamp dealer), Elder. Etim Duke ( Philatelic Mobiliser and Event Planner), Mr. Emmanuel Bassey (Ex-Officio member and Schools Stamp club Coordinator), Mrs Eno ( Director of Socials, Calabar Philately).
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World Post Day 2010 (9th October)
South Africa is gearing for 24th Universal Postal Union Congress that takes place in Nairobi in Kenya from August 13 to September 3rd 2008. It was decided that Kenya will host the status at 23rd congress which was organized in the Romania in Bucharest in the year 2004. It was said that the Kenya will be the venue whereas Africa will take pride for hosting key forum for 2nd time in the entire continent. Egypt was the last African nation which hosts the Universal Postal Union Congress in the year 1934.
The UPU was established in the Berne on 9th October, 1874. The main objective of union was to maintain and create the structure for open flows of the worldwide mail around world. In many of the global countries and organizations, the ministers or the high ranking officials issue the proclamations or make their speech on achievements or the history of the international or national postal services. The postal services may issue the unique postal stamps to commemorate the history, achievements or the ideals of national postal service on the World Post Day. All these are respected by the philatelists and stamp collectors. Further to it, unusual education on these topics can be prepared for school children and postal services. Also the employees can receive the extra training or the attention and recognition in media.
The UPU in the cooperation with the UNESCO for last 35 years organized the global competition of the letter-writing for the young people. Most of the participating postal services use this special day to award the prizes to competition winners. World Post Day is not the public holiday therefore public is entirely not affected by it.
From earlier times, the postal services are existed in form of messengers that traveled huge distances on horseback or foot. In the year 1600s and 1700s, the large number of the countries placed up the system of the national postage and also entered in two- sided agreements for exchange of mails among countries. By the end of the year 1800, there was the huge web of the two- sided agreement which made distribution of the global mail complicated, inefficient and nontransparent.
Montgomery Blair, in the year 1863, Postmaster General in USA, prepared the conference of the legislature from 15 American and European countries.
WORLD POST DAY CELEBRATION IN CALABAR 9th OCT 2010
PHILATELIC EXHIBITION STAND DURING THE SCHOOL IN STAMP PROGRAMME IN HOPE WADDEL CALABAR
PHILATELIST AND NIPOST STAFF AT THE STAMP IN SCHOOL PROGRAMME IN HOPE WADDEL CALABAR
INAUGURATION OF TECHNICAL COLLEGE STAMP CLUB, MAYNE AVENUE CALABAR, CROSS RIVER STATE-NOVEMBER 2010
PHILATELIC MEETING SESSION AT THE CROSS RIVER STATE PHILATELIC BUREAU WITH STUDENTS OF TECHNICAL SCHOOL STAMP CLUB, MAYNE AVENUE CALABAR, CROSS RIVER STATE- 2nd DECEMBER 2010
STAMP IN SCHOOL PROGRAMME
WORLD POST DAY CELEBRATION '95
STAMP IN SCHOOL PROGRAMME 2006 IN PICTORIAL FORM