1. VENUE, DATE & ORGANIZATION The PCI NATIONAL STAMP SHOW INPEX 2019 (hereinafter referred to as INPEX 2019) will be held at the World Trade Centre, Expo Center, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai - 400 005 from 18 to 22 December 2019. The exhibition is being organized by the Philatelic Congress of India with the active support of Department of Posts and other member Philatelic Societies for furtherance and promotion of philately as an educative hobby. It will provide an opportunity to the Indian philatelists to participate in a National Exhibition and qualify for international participation. The exhibition will also include INVITEE CLASS, which will display outstanding exhibits of Jury Members, Eminent Philatelists, National Philatelic Museum, Department of Posts and Security Printers by invitation.
5. SPECIAL REGULATIONS OF INPEX 2019 5.1.RULES AND REGULATIONS The INPEX 2019 will be governed by the PCI, India Post and F.I.P. General Regulations for Exhibitions (GREX), General Regulation for Evaluation of Competitive Exhibits (GREV), Special Regulation for Evaluation of Exhibits (SREV) and Guidelines, and Special Regulations of INPEX 2019.
5.2.ELIGIBILITY 5.2.1:Participation in INPEX 2019 is open to all philatelists, who are resident in India and are member of the Philatelic Congress of India or its affiliated Society. 5.2.2: NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP CLASS: An exhibit which has received any of the following awards within last 10 years (in or after 2009) will only be eligible for participation in the Championship Class: (a) Gold Medal in a recognized previous Indian National or a FIAP Asian International or FIP World Exhibition, or (b) Large Vermeil in a FIP World or FIP recognized FIAP Asian International Exhibitions.
The Exhibits which have received Large Gold Medal or higher awards at FIP/FIAP World/International Exhibitions or Champion of Champions award in any previous Indian National Exhibitions will not be eligible to participate.
5.2.3: OTHER COMPETITIVE CLASSES: All exhibits which have received any of the following awards within last 10 years (in or after 2009) are eligible for participation in the other Competitive Classes: A Bronze medal in an FIP/FIAP World or International Exhibition. A Sliver Bronze medal in a recognized previous Indian National Exhibition. A Silver medal in a Circle/State Level exhibition held by the Department of Post or recognized by the Philatelic Congress of India. The exhibits which have earlier won Gold Medal in any previous Indian National or FIP/FIAP World/International Exhibitions can participate only in the Championship Class.
5.2.4: NEW ENTRANTS: Applications for deserving new philatelic exhibits may be submitted from those States where no State Level exhibition has been held for the last three years. Such applications should be recommended by a member of the Organizing Committee of INPEX 2019 or President of the Philatelic Society affiliated to the Philatelic Congress of India in their state. The application in the prescribed form should be accompanied with the appropriate recommendation letter and a photocopy of the title page.
5.2.5: SCHOOL EXHIBITS: There will be a section for School Exhibits in which Exhibits collectively developed by its students shall be displayed in the name of the school. Maximum allotment in this category will be 4 frames.
6. FRAME SIZE: There will be a total number of about 800 frames. The frames will be adequately secured and artificially lighted to avoid direct sun light for protection of exhibit. The frames will be of size 98 cm x 129 cm and will hold 16 standard size album sheets of 22 cm x 29 cm or 8 pages of 44 cm x 29 cm.
7. CLASSIFICATION OF EXHIBITS 7.1 INVITEE CLASS (NON COMPETITVE CLASS): The outstanding exhibits of Jury Members, Eminent Philatelists, Security Printers, National Philatelic Museum, Mumbai GPO Philatelic Museum, Department of Posts, Army Postal Services, Postal Administrations and other organizations will be exhibited by invitation only.
7.2 COMPETITIVE CLASS: Class 1: National Championship Class Class 2: Traditional Philately 2A India Pre-Independence, including French India & Portuguese India 2B Indian Princely States 2C India since Independence 2D Rest of the world Class 3: Postal History 3A India Pre Adhesive Period 3B India Pre-Independence, including French India & Portuguese India 3C Indian Princely States 3D India since Independence 3E Rest of the world Class 4: Postal Stationery. 4A India Pre-Independence, including French India & Portuguese India 4B Indian Princely States 4C India since Independence; 4D Rest of the world Class 5: Aerophilately / Astrophilately 5A India 5B Rest of the world Class 6: Thematic 6A Mahatma Gandhi 6B Other Indian Themes 6C Nature 6D Culture 6E Technology The Applications for Thematic Exhibits must clearly indicate the applicable Sub-Class (A to E), as listed above. Class 7: Maximaphilly Class 8: Revenues 8A India 8B Indian Princely States 8C Rest of the world. Class 9: First Day Covers. Class 10: Open Class Class 11: Modern Philately (Philatelic material issued after 1980) Class 12: One Frame exhibits 12A Traditional 12B Postal History 12C Postal Stationery 12D Aerophilately / Astrophilately 12E Thematic 12F Maximaphily 12G Revenue Applications for One Frame Exhibits must clearly indicate the applicable Sub-Class (A to G), as listed above. The One Frame exhibits will be awarded marks/points, which will be mentioned in the certificate and no medals will be awarded.
Class 13: Philatelic Literature (Published items only and not manuscripts) 13A Philatelic Hand Books, Monographs, Specialized Research Articles, Exhibition Catalogues, etc. (Should be published on or after 01-01-2014) 13B Philatelic Journals, Periodicals, Columns and General Articles (at least 10 different), etc. (Should be published on or after 01.01.2017. For Journals most recent complete volume should be submitted) 13C Catalogues (Should be published on or after 01-01-2017) Class 14: Youth Class (Completed age as on 01-01-2019) 14A Age for Group A between 10 - 15 Years 14B Age for Group B between 16 - 18 Years 14C Age for Group C between 19 - 21 Years Class 15: School Collections.