The al-Kafeel Museum of Treasures and Manuscripts at the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine dedicated part of its exhibition to display local and international postage stamps, which are among its recent introduced additions. It is part of the museum's plan to create a state of integration in its exhibition, as the stamp is of great cultural importance as it is the roving ambassador that conveys the country's culture, civilization, customs and traditions, as well as its history.
The head of the aforementioned department, Mr. Sadiq Lazem Al-Zaidi, explained to Al-Kafeel Network, stating: "Collecting postage stamps is one of the museum's development plans, and we have worked on it for quite some time, after we had tours in a number of local and international museums, where there is a space allocated for stamps' museum display. So we decided to take this step, and we collected (11,493) stamps from 128 Arab and international countries in addition to Iraq.
Indicating: “These stamps are classified into groups according to the dates of their issuance, their alphabetical letters, the country from which they were issued, their flag, and the occasion for which they were issued. These stamps are collected in albums in a special way, and numbered so that the recipient can view them easily. ""
Al-Zaidi explained: "In addition, an electronic program has been created to document all the entries of this museum display of stamps, in addition to that, a specialized cadre has been trained and prepared to handle the preservation, display and all technical matters."