Italia 2009 International Festival of Philately.

Italia returns to Rome
After an absence of 24 years, Italy’s major international philatelic exhibition returns to Rome in late October. Italia 2009 - International Festival of Philately - opens on October 21 at the Palazza dei Congressi, Piazzale Kennedy 1, in the ‘EUR’ area of the city ...

New Stamps Issued.

Pyongyang, October 22 (KCNA) -- The DPRK has brought out two kinds of sheetlet related to international festivals of philately.

Printed on a sheetlet are the words "Italia 2009 International Festival of Philately" in Korean and English. It carries a stamp reflecting the 18th World Cup and a photo showing a Korean player kicking the ball into the net to create the biggest shock in the 8th World Cup in Juche 55 (1966).

The sheetlet for the 6th Birdpex Antwerp Expo reflects Strix nebulosa and Strix leptogrammica and various species of Porzana pusilla living in several areas of the world.

As reported by Herrick's website November 11, 2009.

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