One frame Exhibit Class is under open class. One frame exhibits have become a regular feature at philatelic exhibitions at all levels, from local to FIP International shows. Many new participants enter through this class. This One frame class has given a new dimension to the philatelic exhibiting.
Pradeep Kumar Mallik- Patna
J.Jyoti - Kullu ( H.P. )
Dinesh Chandra Sharma(Olympic & Sports Philatelist), Lucknow
Definitely the purpose of inclusion of One Frame Exhibiting is (would have been) to promote philatelic exhibiting among the new entrants. Preparing One Frame exhibit does help the exhibitor to work with limitations while enjoying the hobby to its best. Therefore this can be equally enjoyable or challenging for an experienced or veteran philatelist.
Yes, receiving a medal as an award for your good work is always pleasant. For me One Frame exhibiting is more for fun as it provides you opportunity to work on the subject/topic/area which otherwise you would have not taken because of financial or time constraint.
I don’t think promoting one Frame Exhibiting will save philately. I have some philatelic friends who feel proud in boasting that they spent a few thousands of rupees per day in a 5 star hotel. On the other hand if you advise them to buy good philatelic material or philatelic accessory (just few hundred rupees worth), they will go away saying these are too expensive. The reason behind this is that they see the fellow philatelists winning silver, gold medals even at international or world level do not get any special attention within the philatelic clubs/society or philatelic circle.
For saving philately following points in my opinion are needed:
1. One must love philately
2. One must be ethical and well behaved person
3. One must understand the difference between the joy of collecting & studying philatelic materials, and earning money by trading.
4. Respecting fellow philatelists/collectors
5. Reading more and more quality philatelic literature.
Just organizing the ‘ONE FRAME’ philatelic exhibitions will not be enough. Organizing seminars and workshops will surely uplift the standard of One Frame exhibiting as many new as well as seasoned philatelists find it difficult to prepare One Frame exhibit for competitions. Yes promotion of One Frame exhibiting will work as a catalyst in the promotion of overall philately.
I am not sure why it has been included under the Open Class in INPEX – 2013. A One Frame exhibit can be presented under any class of FIP classification.