Unprecedented media coverage and large crowds were reported in TAIPEI 2023 – 39th Asian International Stamp Exhibition (11-15 August). Tony Shields (Shields Stamps, Melbourne, Australia) posted on his Facebook page that “The final attendance at the stamp exhibition was 330,000 people. Total cost of the show was nearly A$2,000,000 which was mostly paid by Taiwan Post Office, and their sales were A$5,000,000 at the exhibition. What a stunning set of figures.”
The exhibition was announced in 2018, originally scheduled for 2020. It was postponed to 2021, again to 2022, and finally to 2023, all because of Covid-19. Naturally, it was eagerly anticipated by the local philatelic community.
Palmares booklet: https://fepanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/Taipei2023.pdf
[photo credit: RPSL Twitter account]