Beijing to hold stamp, coin expo

The 2010 Beijing International Stamp and Coin Exposition (BISCE) will open in the Chinese capital on Nov. 7.

The four-day event will serve as a platform for collectors from home and broad to display their stamp and coin collections and seek business opportunities, said Jing Jun, deputy general manager of China Gold Coin Inc. (CGCI).

Co-sponsored by CGCI, China National Philatelic Corp, China Banknote Printing and Minting Corp., and China Numismatic Museum, the expo is expecting 46 foreign companies from 27 countries or regions, and 198 domestic companies to participate.

The expo will showcase rare stamps issued by China and other countries, hold activities marking the 170 anniversary of the world's first stamp - the Penny Black, and conduct special auctions of stamps and coins and hold a forum on cultural collections, Jing said.

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