Jan 24: BURMA – Keith Robinson

Keith’s collection showed evidence of governments, administrations, occupations and interventions by several external countries such as Great Britain, India and Japan.

In 1948 the country of “Burma” became the “Republic of the Union of Burma”, to be changed in 1974 to the “Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma” and in 1989, changed again to become the “Union of the Republic of Burma”. Twelve days later, “Burma” became to be known simply as “Myanmar”. Who said philately wasn’t an educational tool!!

Keith’s display was varied, well researched with many overprints, airmals, censored items and commemoratives.

The vote of thanks was given by Terry Rodger.

Posted in: 2012-13

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