International stamp exhibition judged a ‘catastrophic success’ by organisers

The international stamp exhibition Praga 2008, which closed on Sunday, was judged ‘catastrophically successful’ by its organisers. Nearly 45,000 people came to see the exhibition and its showpiece, the rare Blue Mauritius stamp - on loan from the British royal collection. For security reasons, only 200 people could view the priceless stamp an hour, meaning that only around 5,000 visitors got to see the stamp in total. The next such international stamp exhibition will take place in the Czech Republic in ten years’ time.

Author: Rosie Johnston