One of the largest stamp exhibitions in Asia kicked off Friday in Taipei, showcasing some 1000 frames of stamps from 24 nations with a total value at $1.5 billion NT.

The 30th Asian International Stamp Exhibition, also the fifth time the event was held in Taiwan, attracted thousands of passionate philatelists who waited patiently to see philatelic rarities or get personalized products.

At the exhibition, philatelists can catch a glimpse of some precious collections — including the earliest cover with a Taiwan customs cancellation, dated back to 1875, and salvaged covers carried by Zeppelin LZ 129 “Hindenburg,” the world’s largest airship that tragically burst into flames in 1937.

The exhibition will close tomorrow at the Taipei World Trade Center Hall No. 3.

Admission is free.


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