Mar 19, 2010

Estonia FDC on "2010 World EXPO"

First Day Cover
Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia


2010 World EXPO

Date of Issue : 11 March 2010

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. Since 1928 Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), headquartered in Paris, coordinates holding of the fairs. By today 156 countries have acceded to BIE.

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.

This is my first World Expo 2010 FDC outside China. Very nice !

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