Makook recruits stamp collectors at regional exhibition

Makook is chasing the stamp of approval for its online auction service from the region's philatelic associations.

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By  Greg Wilson Published  October 9, 2001

Makook is looking to recruit the region’s stamp collectors to its online auction services at the 7th GCC Postage Stamps Exhibition, which kicks off today.

Makook, a self-stylised regional e-bay, will be addressing stamp collectors from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi and the UAE.

With the presentation over, the reminder of the day will be given over to the auctioning of stamps, which will be largely of Gulf origin with a small percentage from other countries such as Great Britain, India, Iraq, Iran and others.

“We are pleased to commence our auctions with a presentation from Makook. Our members will find it easy to understand the value proposition that Makook offers as an online auction channel,” said Abdulla Khoory, vice-president of Emirates Philatelic Association (EPA).

“With Makook, our members can trade their stamps across the Middle East and worldwide throughout the year, 24x7,” he adds.

Makook, winner of Dubai Internet City’s E-Biz Challenge last year, plans to deliver the regional philatelic associations value-added services, such as announcements over the makookian, the bulletin board on makook, and demonstrate its support by being actively present at its events.

“Makook will provide collectors a readymade e-platform for trading various stamps. Stamps whose history is traceable attract the highest bidders. In other words, stamps presented with their original envelopes complete with franking by postal authorities from the country of origin and destination plus addresses of both the sender and recipient fetch the highest price,” explained Khoory.

Khalid Al Tayer, CEO and co-founder of Makook, explained that buyers would be able to look for particular items they need, while sellers will be able to “avail of a wider audience unrestricted by geographical boundaries.”

He added, “our aim is to promote philately activity across the Middle East through our robust online auction engine. Bringing together hobbyists on Makook will enable us to build a vibrant online community so that both buyers and sellers can reap the benefits of a central e-marketplace.”

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