Cinderella Congress set for Stockholm

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19 September 2018
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A World Cinderella Stamp Congress is set to take place in Stockholm, as part of the Stockholmia 2019 event, on 1 and 2 June 2019.

Organised by Samlarföreningen Bältespännarna (SfB), the Swedish Cinderella Stamp Society, the Congress will have two sessions on Saturday 1 June and a closing session on Sunday 2 June. The first day will cover Local postage stamps (at 10.30am) and revenues (1.30pm) with the session on the second day dedicated to poster stamps (10.30am).

A spokesperson said: ‘Each session will open with talks and displays. Everyone is of course invited to bring their own displays for all sessions but that is not a requirement. As this is an international event, it will be in English. 

‘It is hoped to have the signing of the Maurice Williams Roll of Notable Cinderella Philatelists as part of the Sunday event. A number of philatelic souvenirs will be offered to all participants. There will also be a Lundy Island Post Office at the Congress.’

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The event is free to members of the Royal Philatelic Society London, whilst non-members will need to pay the entrance fee to the exhibition.

Orgasniers are inviting collectors interested in attending or speaking at the Congress to contact them at: SfB Treasurer Christer Wahlbom, Humlegränd 6 A, SE-179 60 Stenhamra, Sweden; or email [email protected]

Meanwhile visitors to Stockholmia, taking place in Stockholm from 29 May to 2 June, will be able to purchase a specially designed Cinderella poster stamp featuring the ship SS Scandinavian (pictured). The Cinderella stamp has been designed by stamp and banknote engraver Martin Mörck.

For more details of Stockholmia visit the website: www.stockholmia2019.se