The National Day 2022 celebrations continue in Darb Al Saai, Umm Salal, under the slogan “Our Unity is the Source of Our Strength,” amidst a huge turnout by citizens, residents, and fans of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar. The “Liwan Stamps and Coins” in Darb Al-Saai provides a great opportunity for amateurs of this original art, as it collects under one roof rare models of all currencies and stamps since the first Qatari issues until now, in addition to being a unique destination for reading their history, uses and stages of development.
As soon as the visitor enters the hall of stamps and coins, he embarks on a journey through time through dozens of frames, each of which documents an important period in the history of the country, as some of the exhibits date back to the period between 1800 and 1900 AD, and they were collected from all sides. over the years in order to preserve it as an important legacy for future generations.
Regarding participation in Darb Al-Saai, Mr. Hussein Rajab Al-Ismail, Director of the Qatar Stamps and Currency Club Center, said: Participation in Darb Al-Saai is purposeful, as we take advantage of our presence here to introduce the public and visitors of different nationalities to the history of Qatari stamps and currencies, explaining that the most important content of the original sketches (drawings) Rare and valuable stamps.
He continued: The Stamps and Coins Exhibition is integrated and unique, as it includes all the publications of Qatar institutions from the beginning until today, including commemorative coins, in addition to the currencies that were used in Qatar during the period from 1800 to 1900 AD.
Al-Ismail explained that the exhibition is witnessing a great turnout from citizens and residents, in addition to visitors to Qatar who are fans of the World Cup, who find in the exhibition a unique opportunity to learn about our culture, history and authentic identity.
Regarding the efforts of the Qatar Stamps and Coins Club in collecting and preserving such rare stamps, Al-Ismail said: Since its establishment in 1989, the club has played an important role in preserving old stamps that embody important stages in the memory of the State of Qatar, as it documents for future generations a large number of memorial photos of the ancient landmarks of Qatar. ; And other symbols dating back to past centuries.
He continued: The club continues to achieve its vision by including young amateurs to collect stamps and coins, and the club was able to collect many rare historical and heritage stamps that represent great value to the people of Qatar, including, for example, stamps for ancient castles, old ships, and others that document the era of pearl diving. Before the discovery of oil, there are also stamps of desert plants.
Al-Ismail said: The stamps are linked to the history of mail in Qatar, specifically since 1950, and the first Qatari stamp issuance included images of “the falcon, the ship, and the mosque”, where the falcon symbolizes Qatar’s land heritage, while the ship symbolizes its maritime heritage and its economic history.
He continued: In addition to the local activities and auctions, there are many external participations of the club, including the activities of the Asian Confederation and the World Federation, the last of which was participation in an auction in Switzerland this year, and the club won four international awards in it, as well as participation in Jordan at the level of currencies, in addition to participation The last one was in Indonesia, in which the club won a giant gold that qualifies it for the grand prize, and the second participation came in the first issuance of stamps, in addition to 3 different sets of stamps, which got gold.