Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 19:44
On the last days of 2016 out of the blue Dutch postal operator PostNL informed that as of January 1st 2017 all handed in parcels and registered letters, franked with postage stamps were to be striked with an ordinary ballpoint!
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 19:29
Gunnar Dahlvig, one of the most recognized European philatelists, awarded with the FEPA Medal 2013, presents an interesting document for discussion about the situation of Philately.
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 01:10
The FEPA Exhibition MaxiEspaña 2017 which will be held in Aviles, Asturias, Spain, from the 10th to the 13th of May, has published the list of the 41 Maximaphily exhibits from the four national federations participants: Spain, Cyprus, France and Italy.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 16:50
We are very pleased to announce that the President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö is the Patron of FINLANDIA 2017
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 23:58
We are receiving the 3rd Press Release of MonacoPhil 2017. The beautiful poster to announce MonacoPhil 2017 shows the stamp issued in 1993 by the United States and Monaco to honor Grace Kelly, Princess Grace.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 17:45
The Organizing Committee, leaded by Gaizka Sola, has published the full,extremely interesting and appealing Programme of the EXFILNA 2017.
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 20:17
The special attraction on this occasion was a once in a lifetime collection of exhibits showing material from the former Ottoman Empire. The idea for the theme was developed by Freddy Khalastchy and the late Francis Kiddle, and later with the support of Chris King from the ABPS Exhibitions and International Committee.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 18:13
On the 22nd of February we have been informed of the election of Mr. Ivan Van Damme as President of the Belgian Federation for the period 2017-2021. Mr. Eddy Van Vaeck has been elected Honorary President.
Congratulations and all best wishes for success.
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 19:54
A new issue of FEPA News, its number 30, was printed and distributed a few days ago. All the FEPA members Federations, Associations or Unions, are receiving the copies they requested for distribution within their countries. This number 30 covers the most relevant Philatelic events from June to December 2016, as well as information about the upcoming exhibitions and events of the first semester of 2017. You will also find other interesting information and articles. If you do not received it you can read it here or download the full magazine.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 18:18
The European Championship of Thematic Philately, ECTP, has published the lists of accepted exhibits by alphabetical order, by class and by country.
Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 21:43
We are receiving today the report of the successful bilateral 2nd CZECH AND SLOVAK Philatelic Exhibition held in ZDAR NAD SAZAVOU which was again "pre-judged" via scanned exhibit pages using the EXPONET displaying and presentation technology.
Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 02:17
King Philipp VI and Queen Letizia have accepted the Honorary Presidency of the FEPA International Exhibitions MAXIESPAÑA and JUVENIA 2017 to be held in Aviles, Asturias, from the 10th to the 13th May 2017
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 22:16
FINLANDIA 2017, with FEPA Patronage and FIP Recognition, has issued its Newsletter number 5 with the most updated information about this great event: The exhibits list has been published
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 23:16
Mr. Lubor Kunc, Secretary General of PRAGA 2018 Organizing Committee, is sending us the enclosed interesting information. You can regularly get the newest information about the event via its website; http://www.praga2018.cz.
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 03:27
Louis Fanchini and Michèle Chauvet RDP are this year's recipients of the Hellenic Philotelic Society Medal, in appreciation to their long-standing and continuous research work on the subject of the Large Hermes
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 21:40
Some FEPA members have asked to postpone the deadline in consideration that their first Board meeting of 2017 is scheduled late January or early February.
In appreciation of such interest for the FEPA Awards program, the deadline has been postponed to 20th February 2017.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 19:51
The Postal Stationery Commission, Chaired by Lars Engelbrecht has issued a Newsletter covering interesting information of the second part of the year 2016. The FEPA Representative in the Commission is Michael Smith, UK, while Igor Pirc, Slovenia, has been appointed to the Board by the Chairman.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 12:30
Magyar Posta and Pošta Slovenije joined DHL Parcel Europe’s network, expanding the DHL network for cross-border e-commerce by two additional countries. Customers already can send MPL Europe Standard parcels to Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland and Slovakia.
Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 19:13
On occasion of the Closing of the Academic Year of the Portuguese Academy of History, the President of the Republic of Portugal, Mr. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa presented with the Honorary Mention to Mr. Pedro Vaz Pereira.
Friday, January 13, 2017 - 18:44
At the Assembly of the FSPhS, as expected the members of the Board has been re-elected with Hans Schwarz as Président. Two new members has been added to the Board, Rolf Leuthard and Forian Domenjoz
Monday, January 9, 2017 - 23:05
Deadline: 22 January 2016. Communications: From the FEPA member National Federations, Associations or Unions to Giancarlo Morolli, via e-mail only. Short and effective information, as long documents must necessarily be shortened.
Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 13:12
At the Assembly of Representatives Jørgen Jørgensen and Søren Chr. Jensen received the DFF gold pin and thus they became honorary members of DFF. Bo Høifeldt from PostNord was given a silver needle.
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 19:54
FINLANDIA 2017 is enhanced by wide program of Seminars, Meetings and Lectures. Eight International Philatelic Seminars will be arranged during the Exhibition in the premises of the official Exhibition Hotel Scandic Tampere City (Hämeenkatu 1, Tampere).
Five of them are FIP Approved Seminars, three of them with a status of Qualifying Seminar. Three Seminars have a FEPA Status.
Please note that the timetable is preliminary and the times and rooms can still change.
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 19:23
The FEPA Symposium of Youth Philately will be held on Saturday 27th of May, in Tampere, during “FINLANDIA 2017”. Eight FEPA Federations amongst the most successful on Youth Philately, will have specialists in the youth field presenting their best practices to all the attendants: Austria by Alfred Kunz; Cyprus by Nicos Rangos; Denmark by Ib Krarup Rasmussen; France by Claude Désarménien; Germany by Axel Brockmann; Slovenia by Bojan Bračič; Spain by José Pedro Gómez-Agüero; and Sweden by Peter Nordin.
Saturday, December 24, 2016 - 18:16
Cyprus is the first European country that introduced the digitization of all Cyprus stamps since 1878 to 2016. Now Cyprus stamps are available all over the world
Saturday, December 24, 2016 - 00:18
Paolo Guglielminetti has been very active divulgating the concepts of Open Philately in Italy. Now, as President of the national thematic association (CIFT), he asked Marco Occhipinti and Giancarlo Morolli to prepare a booklet on this matter,
Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 00:21
At the Annual General Meeting of the Federation of Philatelic Societies of Ireland has been elected the following Executive Council: President Mr. Brian Warren, Vice-President Mr. Michael Burrington, Hon. Secretary Mr. Patrick Casey
Monday, December 19, 2016 - 20:04
The Hellenic Post published the research book Hellenic Stamps 1861-1961, History-Ideology-Aesthetics, hardbound, 406 pages, approx. 300 photos in full colour, 391 bibliographical entries and 464 footnotes. We are looking forward for the edition of the English version!
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 23:14
On December 3rd , 2016, in Sofia was held the Congress of the Union of Bulgarian Philatelists with the election of a new Board.
For President was elected Spas Panchev and Vice-presidents George Detchev and Konstantin Penkov.
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 23:37
It is a great pleasure to inform that today we have received the request from the Association of Philatelists, Maximaphilists and Cartophilists from the Republic of Moldova to become a FEPA member.
Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 21:09
MonacoPhil 2017 has presented his 2017 edition which will have three Exhibitions in one: 100 iconic stamps and documents; The philately of North and South America; The 100th anniversary of the King of the Philately: Ferrari de La Renotière, as well as 80 stands of Postal Administrations and International Dealers
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 14:37
The Organizing Committee of FINLANDIA 2017 has informed of the Timetable allocated to the FEPA Congress. It will be held in the Exhibition venue, Tampere Hall, at the Meeting Room "Riffi", on Sunday 28th May, 2017
Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 01:10
Spain, Belgium, Cyprus, France and Italy will participate from the 10th to the 13th of May 2017 in Avilés (Asturias), Spain, at the “MAXIESPAÑA-2017” National Spanish Exhibition of Maximaphily and the JUVENIA 2017, National Youth Spanish Exhibition. Both Exhibitions have received the FEPA Recognition.
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 00:50
The “FEPA Calendar” of this Website, already shows 22 Exhibitions International or National with International participation scheduled by the FEPA members. This is on top of many other National Exhibitions. If your Federation, Association or Union will have events not yet in the Calendar, please inform us.
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 22:18
All details of this great event are now in http://multilaterale2017.nl .Will have the participation of Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Austria, Slovenia and Switzerland. The theme of the event is 'European Architecture and Cathedrals'.It is organised by the Hertogpost foundation and the KNBF (Koninklijke Nederlandse Bond van Filatelistenverenigingen) in cooperation with the Filatelie foundation, GSE foundation, POST.NL and the NVPH.
Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 01:07
That postage stamps are not just a hobby, but also an object of acquiring knowledge and education, 11th School of Young Philatelists "TRAKOSCAN 2016" has also proven this year.
Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 18:29
On the 24rd and 25th of October were elected in Taipei the new Commissions / Sections which has been published at the FIP Website http://www.f-i-p.ch
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 00:42
The European Exhibition FINLANDIA 2017, with FEPA Patronage and FIP Recognition, has issued its Newsletter number 4 plenty of useful information. (Photo: View of the beautiful city of Tampere).
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 00:34
The philatelic exhibition OsmoOkno Kranj 2017 is organized by the Slovenian Philatelic Association and the Museum Gorenjski in Kranj in order to support competitive one frame exhibiting and to improve international co-operation among regions of Alps Adria and south-eastern Europe
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 16:18
To commemorate the 100 years of the Independence of Estonia, Tallin will host from the 13th to the 15th July 2018 the Exhibition with FEPA Recognition “ESTEX 2018”, open to the Baltic sea countries and to Estonian Philatelic exhibits from all over the world. THE FULL BULLETIN: DETAILS OF ALL ASPECTS OF THE EXHIBITION
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 23:14
The exhibition, which already had received the FEPA Recognition at the 2016 FEPA Congress in Viana do Castelo, Portugal, has signed on the 26th October the contract of the FIP Patronage.
Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 17:04
At the 74th FIP Congress held in Taipei, also were elected Reinaldo Macedo as Vice-President and Aldo Samamé, Director, representing FIAF, the American Continental Federation.
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 15:23
The exhibit of Geza Hommonay “Postal History of the first issue of Hungary” has been elected as one of the 3 candidates to the Championship Grand Prix at Philataipei 2016.
Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 12:06
Ari Muhonen from Finland, Marek Zbierski from Poland and Aleksandar Krstic from Serbia, are judging these days in Philataipei 2016 as Apprentice Jurors
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 16:17
From the 9th to the 15th of October 2017 will be held in Portugalete the Spanish National Exhibition with International participation and FEPA Recognition, “EXFILNA 2017”. It is worthwhile to discover the City, the Exhibition and the people behind it !
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 23:42
From the 7th to the 9th October has been held in Luxembourg the exhibition "Mamer 2016" organized by the Philatelic Circle Mamer, emphasizing the promotion of philately and to raise awareness of the importance of taking care of Nature.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 21:16
From the 11th to the 13th May 2017, will take place again the successful ECTP in Essen, Germany, as part of the 27th International Stamp Fair. The FEPA Board has been unanimous in granting the FEPA Recognition to the Exhibition and Seminars.
Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 03:17
From the 7th to the 9th October has been held the Exhibition in Vardø (Norway). It is definitely the most North stamp exhibition for any FEPA or FIP country. No one can beat us in 2016!
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 18:57
After the great success of the two previous events, the FEPA Board has unanimously agreed in granting the FEPA Recognition to the Exhibition with international participation “GMUNDEN 2017” that will be celebrated from the 24th to the 27th of August 2017.
Monday, October 3, 2016 - 18:39
At the 2016 Congress the Board of the Danmarks Filatelist Forbund has been re-elected except for the President, as Sören Chr. Jensen did not presented his candidacy for re-election. Niels Kristian Hansen was elected new President.
Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 01:11
The exhibition, held in Saragossa at the Palacio de Sástago and the Audorium Complex, presented 820 frames. Eduardo de Paz won the GP of the Championship Class with his “Papal States”, whilst the EXFILNA 2016’s GP was for Jesús Sitjá fot his “Maritime Mail of South Pacific from 1819 to UPU”.
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 23:57
The German Federation, BDPh - Bund Deutscher Philatelisten, leaded by the President Uwe Decker, gives an important role to the activities with the Youth. The JUPHILA 2016 held in Mainz from the 16th to the 18th of September has been a new event of efficient and friendly work for the future of Philately.
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 23:06
The National Congress of the Polish Philatelists Union held in Iława, has elected the new Main Board wich consists of President, Mr. Henryk Monkos. Vice-President, Mr. Jerzy Białas. Vice-President, Mr.Józef Kuczborski. Secretary, Ms. Joanna Boniśniak. Treasurer, Mr. Janusz Dunst
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 19:54
The Union of the Philatelists of Macedonia has presented us with an interesting new book, the “Small Philatelic Lexicon” by Klime Popovski. It is the first philatelic book published in the country.
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 23:53
Today has been broadcast the Seminars of Thematic Philately “How to improve my thematic exhibit?” and of Postal History “The use of the present Regulations”. Both can be reviewed in You Tube.
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 23:28
From the 24th to the 28th of August was celebrated the International Philatelic Exhibition with FEPA Recognition "ODESSAPHILEX-2016" commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Independence of Ukraine. At the event participated exhibits from Ukraine, Germany, Poland, Belarus and Hungary.
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 18:26
At the 129th IOC Session in Rio de Janeiro, full IOC recognition was granted to AICO, pursuant to Article 3.7 of the Olympic Charter. AICO, under the Presidency of Dr. Roman Andrzej Babut, Thematic Juror and Honorary Memeber of the Polish Philatelists Union, is “A center of excellence for understanding and fostering the Olympic Movement through collectibles”
Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 00:14
From the 25th to the 28th August has been held the 20th Edition of the GMUNDEN Philatelic Exhibition, that for the 3rd consecutive year had the FEPA Recognition.
Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 23:39
Today we are receiving the Newsletter #3, plenty of interesting information. The team lead by Jukka Mäkinen, Jukka Mäkipää, Risto Pitkänen, Jarkko Leppänen and Raino Heino is working hard and efficiently to offer an outstanding exhibition not to be missed!
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 14:14
The Union of Czech Philatelists has elected new officials for 2016 – 2020. The new Executive Board and Supervisory Board have been elected at General Assembly in Prague. The boards ´election period covers among others the Specialized World Stamp Exhibition PRAGA 2018.
Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 19:02
On the 24th and 25th of October will be held the election of the Board of the FIP Commissions in Taipei. Federations members of FEPA have appointed candidates for Commission's Chairman: Engelbrecht Lars, Denmark (Postal Stationery); Ebner Ralph, Germany (Revenues); Suhadolc Peter, Slovenia (Thematic) and Svendsen Lars Peter, Denmark (Traditional). All the four are only candidates to be elected Chairman of their Commissions.
Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 23:36
The last and extremely interesting book of Vincent Schouberechts, is devoted to the 500 years of history since the “Magna Carta” was issued by the Spanish King Charles I in 1516 in favor of the Thurn and Taxis family.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 13:02
On 12-14 August was held HALLFRIM 2016 the Swedish National exhibition of stamps and postcards arranged by the Halmstads Philatelic Association which celebrated its Centenary.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 08:00
The FIP Postal Stationery Commission, leaded by Lars Engelbrecht, has issue its August Newsletter, plenty of interesting information.
Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 00:44
A most interesting 3 days Symposium has been held in Carinthia about the Postal History of former Krain and Lower Styria from pre-philately to the end of WWI, during SHS 1919-1921 and during occupations of Slovenia in WWII
Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 01:24
The prize as Best in Show and Large Gold Medal was awarded to Mr Sandeep Jaiswal with British India - Queen Victoria Postal Stationery. Other main prizes were to Mr Jon Aitchison, Mr Stan Lawrence, Prof Peter Chadwick and Mr. Colin Hoffman
Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 14:29
I have just received a telephone call from Claes Arnrup with the very sad news that Knud Mohr has passed away today.
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 23:54
On the 15th of July, the Spanish Post presented this terrific work which explains over its 400 pages, plenty of images, the milestones and the evolution of the Postal Communications in Spain from the Roman Empire to our days. The authors have been a group of prestigious historians coordinated by the specialists in Postal History Jose Manuel López Bernal and José María Sempere. You can read or download the whole book
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 14:58
From the late 1600s and for more than two centuries the mail was transported along the Norwegian coastline in small, open boats. Despite skilful seamanship several shipwrecks happened in this period. For the first time this area of the Postal History has been researched, thanks to the work of Egil H. Thomassen
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 00:21
The Research and Literature Association of Philatelists of Bucharest in cooperation with the Romanian Philatelic Federation have organized an exhibition specialized in Literature (works published in Romania or abroad since 2006) and Picture Postards, to be held at the Parliament of Romania from the 26th to the 30th of October 2016. The participation in FILA-CARTO BUCHAREST 2016 exhibition is free.
Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 16:30
A new issue of FEPA News was printed and distributed a few days ago. All the FEPA members are receiving the copies they requested for distribution within their countries. This number 29 covers the most relevant Philatelic events from January to June 2016, as well as information about the upcoming exhibitions and events of the second semester of 2016 and even advance information of those of 2017. You will also find other interesting information and articles. If you do not received it you can read it here or download the full magazine.
Monday, July 11, 2016 - 02:03
The Hellenic Philatelic Federation organized a cycle of Seminars from February to May 2016 devoted to the general public, as informed in this Website last month and in the just printed FEPA News magazine. Now you can read here the extremely interesting comments received from Anthony Virvilis.
Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 17:51
In a unique collaboration in Roeselare, Belgium, the Netherlands was at the national exhibition Westfila 2016, being present with a large number of collections and two members of the jury.
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 23:03
On the 20th of June, the very active and efficient Organizing Committee of FINLANDIA 2017 has issue the Newsletter number 2, including interesting information about: Applications; the Project of FINLANDIA 2017 of which the Exhibition in Tampere is the main but not the only philatelic event; FINLANDIA 2017 is also part of the celebrations of Finland Centennial of independence; Accommodation information etc.
Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 21:16
On the 18th of June was held the Annual General Meeting of the Slovenian Philatelic Association. It was celebrated in a friendly atmosphere, and was elected the new Board: President: Peter Suhadolc, Vice presidents: Bojan Bračič and Igor Pirc
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 00:04
On 21st May 2016, was held the HPS Medal Awards Ceremony for the years 2011-2015. The awardees were: Nick Cardassilaris, Philatelic Society of Piraeus, Anthony Virvilis, Theodore Papaeliou, John Coundouros, Michalis Tsironis, Michalis Petradakis and Wolfgang Bauer.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 22:13
On the 10th of June, the Hungarian Federation, MABEOSZ, kindly informed the members of the FEPA Board, of the result of the voting for their Board for the next two years, with the election of Peter Dunai as President
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 18:40
10.06.2016 Due to serious health problems and imperative advice of his doctor, our President Jvo Bader was forced to resign with immediate effect. For FSPhS and the Central Committee, the resignation comes unexpectedly
Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 20:29
After the Congress, the draft of the Minutes was sent to all FEPA member Federations, Associations or Unions. Once modified with the comments received, these are the whole Minutes.
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 18:31
170 exhibits, including those of the Federations guests, Spain and Italy, were present at the Exhibitions Park « Port de Versailles » for a new festival of philately.
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 06:25
The Hellenic Philatelic Federation aiming the spread and promotion of philately, organized a cycle of Philatelic Seminars for the general public along the month of February, March, April and May 2016.
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 00:00
Following the tradition of the Balkanfila group, has been elected as new President the Chairman of the Federation which hosted the last exhibition, now Muharem Gimjani, President of the Albanian Federation. Igor Pirc was reelected as Secretary.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 23:23
According to the program of the Balkanfila 2016 FEPA Exhibition in Tirana, Nicos Rangos and Jovan Basho presented very interesting Seminars on Fakes and Forgeries from two different approaches.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 23:19
From the 20th to the 22nd May 2016 was held the International Philatelic Biannial Exhibition “ROSSICA 2016” in the Russian House for Science and Culture in Berlin, with FEPA Recognition.
Monday, June 6, 2016 - 23:37
For the first time in history, a thematic exhibit has been Candidate to the Grand Prix National at a World Stamp Exhibition. It happened in the present New York 2016, with the exhibit “Life and fate of the American Natives”.
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 15:54
May 2016 has seen for the first time an international philatelic exhibition in the country. It was hard to believe when seing the high quality of the event, which received enormeous attention from the Albanian media. In Balkanfila, philately and friendship goes toghether.
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 05:06
At the recent FEPA Congress has been granted the FEPA Recognition to the Exfilna 2017, to be held from the 7th to the 12th October in Portugalete, next to Bilbao, Spain. The Spanish Federation will send invitations to participate to the French and to the Hungarian Federations.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 15:53
At the FEPA Congress held on the 30th April, Vit Vanicek, in the name of the Union of Czech Philatelists requested the FEPA Recognition for the Specialised World Stamp Exhibition PRAGA 2018, wich was granted with the votes of all the Delegates.
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 21:56
During the recent FEPA Congress, Chris King, as representative of the Association of British Philatelic Societies, requested the FEPA Recognition to the Spring STAMPEX 2017. It was granted by the unanimity of the Congress. Spring Stampex 2017 will be devoted to the countries which were part of the former Ottoman Empire.
Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 00:45
During the FEPA Congress celebrated in Viana do Castelo, Portugal, were handed out the awards of Mr. Francis Kiddle in memoriam, Mme Michèle Chauvet, Mr.Calin Marinescu, the Philatelic Society of Sofia „Petko Karaivanoff” and the Briefmarken-Sammler Verein Gotha 1890 e.V.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 01:00
As many as 58 exhibits received Gold or Large Gold medals, which reflect the extremely high level of the Exhibition. Out of competition also were exhibited six outstanding collections from the DASV, German Association of Postal History. The Palmares marked the end of a fantastic exhibition.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 00:55
On top of the fantastic exhibition, LUBRAPEX 2016 included a Social Program with the invitation to all FEPA Delegates to the Congress, Commissioners, Jurors and other guests, to visit the Cellars of Porto Wine with lunch there, dinner and small violin virtuoso concert at the “Pousada de Santa Luzia”, over the Sanctuary, amongst others visits, lunch and diners. PHOTO GALLERY
Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 16:03
With nearly 1000 frames and the FEPA Support, “LUBRAPEX 50 ANOS” has been the biggest FEPA Exhibition of the year. Every day of the Exhibition was used a special cancellation, being one of them the beautiful postmarks used on the ”FEPA Day”
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 00:45
LUBRAPEX 50 ANOS, Portugal-Brazilian Exhibition with Germany (67 exhibits) and Italy (26) as guests Federations began yesterday with 252 Exhibits displayed on 965 frames. To celebrate the 50 year of continuous LUBRAPEX, probably the oldest binational exhibition of the world, it received the FEPA Support.
Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 22:37
From the12th to the 17th of April was held the “Eurospace 2016" International Astrophilatelic Exhibition at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Prague with FEPA Recognition and the participation of philatelists from Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Slovakia, Spain and Switzerland.
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 20:16
FINLANDIA 2017 will be arranged in May 24th – 28th, 2017. The exhibition is the biggest philatelic event in Europe – if not in the whole world – in 2017. The preparations for FINLANDIA 2017 are progressing as planned. There will be 40 FEPA countries participating, together with the invited USA and Australia.
Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 17:42
We are very pleased having every year more FEPA Exhibitions. As in some points our Statutes and FREGEX are not so clear, the enclosed Summary of the FEPA Exhibitions may be of help for those FEPA member thinking on the possibility of organizing an exhibition with the FEPA Patronage, Support or Recognition.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 15:32
In two weeks time will be celebrated the LUBRAPEX 50 Years Exhibition with the 2016 FEPA Congress. A beautiful Catalogue has been published plenty of useful information, the whole program of events and interesting articles.
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 19:08
Today we have been informed that after the General Assembly in Nicosia the participants from all cities of Cyprus voted for a new Board of the Cyprus Philatelic Federation. The results are as follows
Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 17:39
Since nearly 20 years, the Austrian Federation celebrates an “Open Day” and invites a guest country. This year it was Luxemburg – the philatelic postal department and the representatives of the board.
Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 13:15
After a collaboration of Nicos Rangos with UPU Management, he has obtained the authorization to publish and link in www.fepanews.com the illegal stamps issued in a number of countries members of the Universal Postal Union. This information is essential for experts, jurors and for many collectors in order to avoid buying and exhibiting such illegal stamps.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 00:09
All members of the Bureau of the 11 Commissions are on election at the FIP Congress on the 26th of October in Taipei: Chairmen, Secretaries and ordinary Bureau members.
Monday, March 28, 2016 - 16:33
We very much regret that the version published in FEPA News, Nr. 28 January 2016 was the penultimate version. The additions from the Austrian Federation are now included:
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 00:17
Solidarity with Belgium – Solidarité avec la Belgique - Solidarität mit Belgien – Solidaridad con Bélgica - التضامن مع بلجيكا - солидарность с Бельгией
Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 18:32
The Palmares of a very successful 2016 edition of Milanofil had as highlight the presentation of the FEPA Certificate of Appreciation to the Club Filatelico of Lugano (Switzerland), town that hosted our 2014 Congress, and the Circolo Filatelico of Bergamo (Italy). FEPA Vice President Giancarlo Morolli introduced the significance of the FEPA awards
Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 01:09
On the 13th of February was held in Milano–Linate, the 2016 FEPA Board Annual Meeting. The following Minutes reflects the main discussions and matters treated at the meeting.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 23:35
The Assembly of the National Federation of Hungarian Philatelists (MABEOSZ) elected on the 27th of February 2016 on extraordinary election Mr. Peter Dunai as interim President.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 07:47
The FEPA Board unanimously agreed in granting the FEPA Recognition to “NORDIA 2017 Exhibition” to be held in The DGI-House/Spektrum in Vejle on 27 – 29 October 2017.
Monday, March 7, 2016 - 18:24
On the 5th of March was held the Congress of the Portuguesa Federation ( “Federaçao Portuguesa de Filatelia” ), in which was elected the new Board as follows:
Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 23:50
The organizers of HUNREV 2016, National Hungarian Exhibition of Revenues, kindly invite to visit the exhibition from 20-24 April to philatelists from all FEPA countries.
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 14:56
FEPA Flag was brought to Jyväskylä to wait for the Nordia 2016 exhibition!
Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 00:08
The FEPA Regulations for the Picture Postcard were approved by the FEPA Congress in Athens. Since then, several federations as the Polish, the Spanish or the Belgian has already translated it into their languages. Here we are posting the very interesting article published in “Belgaphil” by Mr. Ivan Van Damme,
Monday, February 22, 2016 - 00:50
In its meeting held in Milan on 13 February 2016, the FEPA Board analyzed the proposals submitted by the member Federations and agreed on awarding the 2015 FEPA Medals and Certificates of Appreciation as follows:
Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 19:36
On the 13th and 14th of February, 30 jurors met in Bietigheim-Bissingen for the Jury Seminar directed by Dr. Wolfgang Leupold with the participation of the members of the Board of the German Federation Uwe Decker, Thomas Hoepfner and Alfred Schmidt.
Monday, February 15, 2016 - 19:46
The Féderation des Sociétés Philateliques du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, informed us on the 11th of February of the election of its new Board of directors. Our best wishes for succéss!
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 16:48
A new issue of FEPA News has been printed. All the FEPA members will receive the copies they requested for distribution within their countries. This number 28 covers the most relevant Philatelic events from July 2015 to the beginning of January 2016, information about the upcoming exhibitions and events, as well as other interesting information and articles. If you do not received it you can read it here in reduced size or download the magazine in full size.
Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 21:18
Today has passed away George Sparis, President of the Hellenic Philotelic Society (HPS). He was also President of the Organizing Committee of NOTOS 2015. We are just receiving such sad message from Anthony Virvilis.
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 23:57
The 11th School of Young Philatelists / National Youth Philatelic Exhibition with international participation "TRAKOSCAN 2016", will be held from October 8th to October 16th 2016 in the Castle of Trakoskan, Croatia.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 01:16
On January 18, 2016 Berliner Philatelisten-Klub von 1888 e. V. organized its 2707 meeting (Sitzung). The central part of this meeting was a lecture on Astrophilately.
Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 17:01
Since we established the official "Flag Counter" on the 11th of September 2014, over 200.000 pages have been seen from readers of 145 different countries.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 09:41
On 18 January AICPM, the largest Italian postal history association, launched a new philatelic Portal, www.stampontheweb.com . Stampontheweb is a portal for everyone sharing our hobby, designed to make life easier as far as searching for information in the web is concerned.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 17:50
The Special Regulations for the Evaluation of Picture Postcard Exhibits at FEPA Exhibitions were approved by the FEPA Congress in Athens, on 15 November 2015. They are subject to review by the 2018 FEPA Congress. These Regulations apply to all those exhibitions granted FEPA patronage, support or recognition at, or following, the 2015 FEPA Congress.
Monday, January 11, 2016 - 19:22
The new Board (Rada) of ZSF is formed by 7 members: 4 delegates from the regions and three members included the President, elected at the Council of ZSF (previously general assembly).
Monday, January 11, 2016 - 15:17
The just finished "3rd Continental Philatelic Exhibition", organized by the Philatelic Society of Egypt on the occasion of the 150 year of first Egyptian Stamp, has resulted in a great success, its third successful event in one year!
Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 01:41
From the 31st of December 2015 to the 6th of January 2016, Cairo hosted the “3rd Continental Exhibition” with FEPA Recognition. Were exhibited 223 frames of 11 classes and 71 exhibits from 8 countries: Egypt, Bahrain, Cyprus, Great Britain, Lebanon, Oman, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 09:10
The Commission Chairman, Lars Engelbrecht has kindly sent us the Commission Newsletter nº 14 of January 2016. In his message he says “ We see more and more postal stationery exhibits: 85 postal stationery exhibits have been entered at the international exhibitions in 2015. And the exhibits become better and better”...
Friday, January 1, 2016 - 20:16
December 2015 marked the 90th anniversary of the Philatelic Society of Sofia "P. Karaivanov" (Софийско Филателно Дружество "П. Караиванов"). The President, Boncho Bonev, requested the presence of the FEPA President who attended the event.
Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 00:13
On the 27th of December, the FEPA Board has granted the Recognition to ODESSAPHILEX-2016 . The Exhibition will be held from the 24 to the 28 August, 2016 in the Sea gallery of the exhibition center of Odessa Marine Station, Ukraine. The invited Federations are Greece, Germany, Poland, Belarus, Israel, Austria, Bulgaria and Czech Republic.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 22:49
Proposal from the Office of the European Parliament in Cyprus to organise a student stamp competition on the theme "The European Union through the eyes of Young People",
Monday, December 28, 2015 - 23:50
The Belgium Federation - FRCPB is celebrating its 125th Anniversary. With this occasion the President Eddy Van Vaeck presented a very special issue of the “Belgaphil” publication, telling the history of the last 25 years of the FRCPB.
Saturday, December 26, 2015 - 21:14
A mail calling for candidates to the FEPA Awards 2015 has already been sent to all FEPA members. Please send your proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org at your earliest convenience but not later than the 24th January 2016, as the FEPA Board meeting which will decide it is scheduled for mid February. Look at the details!
Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 13:34
Once incorporated the comments received from some Delegates, we are pleased to post the whole Minutes of the FEPA Congress held in Athens on the 15th of November.
Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 11:18
This year’s Monacophil s, which had FEPA Recognition, specialized in Polar philately. One of the main attractions at MonacoPhil 2015 was the exhibition of rarities including the famous British Guiana 1 Cent Magenta which was on display.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 11:33
After the General Assembly held in Florence, the Federazione fra le Società Filateliche Italiane has a new Board for the period 2016-2018. It is composed of: Piero Macrelli (president), Bruno Crevato-Selvaggi (vice president),
Monday, December 14, 2015 - 19:38
Fakes, Forgeries & Experts Journal (FFE), since 1998 appreciated tool for the fight against and to inform about forgeries, is entering an exciting chapter with such a new editor.
Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 13:56
The 34 National Federations present at the recent FEPA Congress, granted unanimously the FEPA Recognition to “ROSSICA 2016”, to be held from 20 to 22 May 2016 at the Russian House of Science and Culture in Berlin.
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 13:20
The Union of Lithuanian Philatelists (Lietuvos Filatelistų Sąjunga) held a successful exhibition from 19−22 November 2015 at the Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 22:47
The National Exhibition with the international participation of 10 countries “Eurospace 2016”, will be held in Prague, Czech Republic from April 12th to April 17th 2016
Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 15:39
The 28th of November 2015 was elected the new Board of the Fédération des Associations Philatéliques de Turquie. Ziya Agaogullari was re-elected President. The whole Board is formed as follows:
Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 00:25
NORDIA 2016 invites philatelists from the Nordic countries, Estonia, Scandinavian Collectors Club (USA), and Royal Philatelic Society London to exhibit in Jyväskylä, Finland!
Friday, December 4, 2015 - 22:21
The “EXFILNA 2016” will be held in Zaragoza, Spain, from the 14th to the 18th of September 2016. Over 850 frames will show many of the best Spanish exhibits as well as a valuable participation of philatelists from Croatia and Israel.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 17:48
According to the request of Dr. Eng. Sherif Samra, the 3RD CONTINENTAL PHILATELIC EXHIBITION to be held in Cairo, Egypt, from the 31st December 2015 to the 6th of January 2016, received the FEPA Recognition at the FEPA Congress in Athens.
Friday, November 27, 2015 - 23:14
Many philatelists around the world thought that it was an utopia when they heard the concept behind NOTOS 2015: High exhibition standards; Low exhibitor’s fees; Reasonable budget: Free-of-charge exhibition hall...
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 10:55
Do not be afraid of long speeches. Just a friendly and very nice event.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 14:33
NOTOS 2015 has achieved what it promised and much more. Leaded by George Sparis, Anthony Virvilis, Costas Chazapis and many other volunteers has been incredible successful as it will be detailed in new posts.
Friday, November 13, 2015 - 09:55
From the 5th to the 8th of November has been held the Bulgarian National Exhibition in Veliko Tarnovo, the ancient capital of the country.
Sunday, November 8, 2015 - 00:08
Continuing his extraordinary support of Philately, H.M. King Simeon II of Bulgaria validated on the 5th of November...
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 14:11
Education through stamps „Trakoscan story“.
October has seen the 10th School of Young Philatelists "TRAKOSCAN 2015" organized by the Club of Young Philatelists "TRAKOSCAN" , with the participation of young from Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia and Hungary.
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 00:16
A new Board has been elected at the „Verband Österreichischer Philatelisten-Vereine“, the Austrian Philatelic Federation, for the period October 2015- September 2019. The new President is Helmut KOGLER, Vice-President Alfred KUNZ, Treasurer Horst HORIN
Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 00:02
SILFI 2015, Danish National Exhibition, showed 90 exhibits and 20 stands comprised dealers, post offices and philatelic organizations. Was presented the FEPA Certificate of Appreciation to the Djurslands Filatelistiske Højskole.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 23:38
It is my very sad responsibility to have to tell you that Francis Kiddle died this morning. Francis was diagnosed with lung cancer just over two months ago, and he spent three weeks in hospital with pneumonia. He came home just over a week ago. He died surrounded by his family.
Monday, October 19, 2015 - 23:15
Over 35 national and international jurors from 15 FEPA countries gathered in Budapest on 16 October for a three-day FEPA seminar on judging techniques organised by Mr.Denes CZIROK under the auspices of the Hungarian Philatelic Federation (MABEOSZ).
Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 21:37
This was a small exhibition, almost certainly due to the success of London 2015 Europhilex. The twice-yearly STAMPEX exhibitions at the Business Design Centre in London
Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 15:41
President Mattarella opened the exhibition "The Great War. The Liberation. One hundred gems of Italian philately "staged at the Quirinal
Monday, October 12, 2015 - 13:52
Following on from the production of the IREX, the Agreement between the FEPA and the Philatelic Federation of Finland SFFF and the Foundation for Promoting Finnish Philately was signed in Tampere Hall on Saturday 3 October 2015.
Monday, October 5, 2015 - 09:22
On the 52nd Extraordinary Assembly of the Croatian Philatelic Federation, was elected the new Board. By majority of votes, Tihomir Bilandžić was elected as a new President of Croatian Philatelic Federation. The result of the election was...
Monday, September 28, 2015 - 22:12
The University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava organizes every year during the school holidays the Children's University
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 20:55
The Italian philatelists meet in Florence, the town of Donatello and Michelangelo at the national exhibition “Florence 2015”, whilst Rome, hosts a top philatelic event: “Quirinal Palace Open Doors to Philately”. The Quirinale palace, seat of the Popes, the Kings and now of the Presidents of the Italian Republic.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 22:35
From the 3rd to the 5th of September has been held at the City Hall of Sibiu, the Romanian National Maximaphily Exhibition with international participation, SIBIUMAX 2015.
Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 00:43
On the 12th of September has died in Esslingen, Switzerland, Dr. Theodore (Teddy) Dahinden RDP, at the age of 89 years. Promoter of the Astrophilately Class, he was a great Thematic exhibitor and Juror. President of the Swiss Philatelic Federation for 11 years he was also Director and FIP Vice-president.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 20:46
It was a real successful exhibition with more than 80 collections. There was a special room only for Astrophilately organized by Mr. Igor Rodin with the presence of two active Russian cosmonauts: Oleg Artemyev and Roman Romanenko
Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 18:11
Notos 2015 has issued its Newsletter number 7, plenty of useful information about the Exhibition and about the situation in Greece.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 11:43
28 FEPA Federations have participated in “Singapore 2015”.
Here you get the whole Palmares kindly sent by Chris King.
Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 21:32
In 2016 the Portuguese Federation of Philately will commemorate 50 years of LUBRAPEX Exhibitions between Portugal and Brazil. For this outstanding Anniversary will also participate the Federations of Germany and Italy, in the beautiful city of Viana do Castelo, near Porto.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 11:00
The FEPA Board has granted the FEPA Recognition to the Exhibition with international participation “GMUNDEN 2016”
Saturday, August 8, 2015 - 23:31
On occassion of its 50th anniversary, the Triestingtaler Briefmarkensammler Verein Hirtenberg will celebrate an exhibition with international participation
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 22:00
On the last week of June were sent to all the FEPA Federations for its distribution the requested copies of the number 27 of our magazine “FEPA News”, covering the second semester of 2015.
It shows the most relevant Philatelic events from January to June, information about the upcoming exhibitions and seminars, as well as the FEPA Calendar and other interesting information and articles.
If you do not received it you can now download it in full.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 19:39
The Patronage Contract has been signed in Athens by the FEPA Consultant of the exhibition, Alfred Kunz, representing FEPA and George Sparis, President of the NOTOS 2015 O.C. who is also President of the Hellenic Philotelic Society, and Pantelis Leoussis, President of the Hellenic Philatelic Federation . At the same time has been published the Newsletter number 6.
Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 21:43
On 11-14 June 2015 the Philatelic Society of Egypt presented at the premises of the Arab League Building in Cairo, a four days successful show, the Second Continental Philatelic Exhibition to mark the 150th Anniversary of Egypt Post
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 12:00
The National Congress brought together the 620 organizations that make up the French Federation of Philatelic Associations. A new Board was elected
Monday, June 22, 2015 - 15:34
The National Art Museum of Minsk has hosted the 8th National Philatelic Exhibition of Belarus with international participation. Was organised by the Union of Philatelists of Belarus, Ministry of Communications and Informatics of Belarus, Enterprise of Post Communications Belpost, National Art Museum of Belarus.
Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 16:53
Dés le 22 Mai jusqu’au le 25 à eut lieu au Parc des Expositions de Mâcon « Phila-France 2015 », le Championnat de France de Philatélie , une exposition philatélique de très haut niveau avec plus de 800 cadres présentant près de 200 collections variées
Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 17:00
On the Congress of the Norwegian Philatelic Association - Norsk Filatelistforbund, held on Saturday June 6th in Trondheim was elected the new Board.
Friday, June 12, 2015 - 17:26
I was fortunate to be a Commissioner at the LONDON 2015 EUROPHILEX FEPA EXHIBITION, which I will never forget. In spite of the short duration of only four days, it was a great exhibition that all of us enjoyed with many different and interesting shows, duties, and activities
Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 14:53
The European Academy of Philately, AEP, organized an outstanding meeting during London 2015 EUROPHILEX, in which were presented 17 Displays of the highest interest.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 18:22
Taking advantage of the fact that all members of the Board were in London as Organizer, Consultant, Juror or National Commissioners of London 2015 EUROPHILEX, was held a FEPA Board meeting on the 15th of May. The meeting was celebrated at the FEPA Stand, obtained for free and prepared in an excellent way by Birthe King, to promote the FEPA activities.
Monday, June 1, 2015 - 22:37
Amongst the many and very interesting events celebrated in connection with London 2015 EUROPHILEX, were the four FEPA Seminars.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 17:15
From the 13th to the 16th of May was held London 2015 EUROPHILEX”. This show was an innovation in the international philatelic calendar.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 16:18
A new edition of the ECTP was held in Essen from the 7th to the 9th of May. This year was special: was performed with the organizers of London 2015 EUROPHILEX as a joint exhibition.
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 20:29
Advance of the complete Palmares
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 13:31
The initial target of 800 frames was easily surpassed, since our friends-exhibitors mainly from the countries of the European South applied for considerably more frames in their entry forms. The Organizing Committee decided to increase the total exhibition space to 3500 m2
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 22:59
On April 3 and 4, 2015 the 22th International Postal History and Cover Fair de Brievenbeurs, also for stamps and picture postcards, was held in Gouda, the Netherlands
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 15:27
Finlandia 2017 Bulletin #1 contains a lot of useful information about the exhibition!
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 18:24
In many ways we have returned to the situation which existed prior to the period when postal administrations were prepared to input the necessary financial resources to underwrite FIP based World Exhibitions.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 18:46
The Croatian Philatelic Federation (HFS) celebrated its 75th Anniversary with the National Stamp Exhibition with international participation of their partner Federations from Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic and Hungary in the French Pavilion of Ehemahligen in the fair complex of Zagreb, from the 31st of March to the 4th of April 2015. The exhibition Grand Prix was for José Pedro Gómez-Agüero for its Large Gold Aero exhibit “Aerial post over Spain 1919-1939”.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 18:45
From the 18th to the 25th of March, collectors from Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, New Zealand, Pakistan and Turkey meet in Çanakkale to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Çanakkale Wars (Gallipoli Campaign) and to promote friendly relations and maintain close cooperation among the philatelists of the countries involved in the Çanakkale Wars.
Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 22:46
It will take place the days 16-17-18 of October 2015, organized by the Hungarian Federation (MABÉOSZ), under the responsibility of Dénes Czirók . Are invited all countries from Europe and other FEPA member federations, being the Team Leaders Kurt Kimmel RDP (Switzerland) and Dr Wolf Hess RDP (Germany).
Monday, March 30, 2015 - 22:10
The Circle Philatelique of Ettelbruck organized on the 21st and 22nd of March, the 1st International Exhibition of Pictures Postcard Class, on occasion of the 72nd Congress of the « Fédération des Sociétés Philatéliques du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg » and the 26th Journey of Maximaphily
Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 01:57
The 53th Spanish National Exhibition “EXFILNA 2015” was held in Avilés, from the 13th to the 21st of March, participating exhibits from the 14 Spanish Regional Federations and from Italy as invited guest. The Grand Prix of the Championship Class was for “Postal Stationery of Peru” from Germán Bachwitz. The Exhibition Grand Prix was for Francisco Infantes’s exhibit “Alfonso XIII Proofs and Essays”. The best Italian exhibit was “Venice, disinfected mail” from Franco Rigo, Large Gold with 95 points.
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 23:39
On the 22nd of March, the Féderation des Sociétés Philateliques du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, elected the corresponding part of the Board, according to their Statutes
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 00:36
At the General Assembly of the Spanish Federation of Philatelic Societies (FESOFI) held on the 15th of March, a new Board has been elected for the Period 2015-2019, with Miguel Ángel García Fernández as President
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 17:14
New RDPs to Sign The Roll Of Distinguished Philatelists in Leeds on the 7th August 2015
The Board of Election unanimously decided to ask Jørgen Jørgensen FRPSL (Denmark), James P. Mazepa FRPSL (United States), Stephen D. Schumann FRPSL (United States), and Frank Walton FRPSL (United Kingdom) to sign the Roll.
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 17:14
As few days ago was informed, the DFH has been one of the three European Clubs receiving the FEPA Certificate of Appreciation of the year. The Djurslands Filatelistiske Højskole (DFH) is a philatelic school of high level for adult stamp collectors and exhibitors. In Denmark we call it a “high school” meaning a sort of Open University. The teaching consists of lectures on a particular topic often supported by displaying an exhibit on the subject. DFH has all modern presentation techniques.
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 17:13
The exhibition wanted to present a range of the richness and diversity of the Croatian flora in philately
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 17:11
The more relevant matters discussed and the main decisions taken at the 2015 meeting of the FEPA Board, held in London on the 20th of February at the Royal Philatelic Society, were
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 15:49
In its meeting held in London on 20 February 2015, the FEPA Board analyzed the proposals submitted by member Federations and agreed on awarding the 2014 FEPA Medals and Certificates of Appreciation as follows: FEPA Medal 2014 for Exceptional Service to Organized Philately: ANTHONY VIRVILIS RDP (Greece). FEPA Medal 2014 for Exceptional Philatelic Study and Research: FRANK WALTON (Great Britain), editor of The De La Rue Collection, volumes 1 to 6. The runners-up were
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 10:01
From the 27th to the 30th of August 2015, GMUNDEN , the Austrian city situated on the Lake Traunsee, will bring together collectors from Austria, Germany, Hungary, Italy and Switzerland to celebrate what promise to be a great philatelic event.
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 17:56
From the 17th to the 22nd of February 2015, the Business Design Centre of London hosted the National British Exhibition with USA participation. The collaboration of the ABPS, Association of British Philatelic Societies and the PTS, Philatelic Traders Society has been again the pillar of the event.
Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 10:25
FEPA News 26, just published, includes the main philatelic events held in Europe and other Mediterranean countries during the second half of 2014 as well as the information about the events taking place in 2015.
Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 03:19
The Amalia Hotel Athens has been selected as the venue and official Hotel of the 2015 FEPA Congress.
Friday, January 30, 2015 - 23:54
The exhibition logo was unveiled and officially presented on 29 January at the Hellenic Philotelic Society premises. The red needle of a compass, strangely pointing South, interprets easily the Greek word NOTOS into the world’s languages.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 23:25
The recent issue of “FILATELIA” cover all main philatelic activities of the Romanian Federation in the period 2011-2014, including the International Exhibitions. Also it is plenty of interesting articles from Wolfgang Maassen , Francisc Ambrus , Alexandru Bartoc , Julieta Pascanu etc. Also includes the 799 special postmarks 2011-2015, with good images of all of them.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 17:40
Enrico Veschi died on 23 January in Rome. He was born in Arcevia (Ancona) on 28 August 1926
Monday, January 26, 2015 - 18:42
It is with deep regret that we have to annouce the death of Mr Ladislav Dvoracek, RDP on 22nd January 2015 at the age of 92.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 18:37
Under the patronage of the Egyptian Post Office, The Philately Society of Egypt celebrated its first continental exhibition from the 1st of January until the 6th of January 2015 in the Faculty of Fine Arts located in the elite Zamalek District of Cairo. The exhibition period coincided with the Post Day on the 2nd of January and also celebrated the passing of 150years since establishing the Egyptian Post Office.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 09:41
No more doubts if a maximum card is good or wrong.
Monday, January 5, 2015 - 08:01
Lars Engelbrecht, Chairman, & Ian McMahon, Secretary, of the FIP Postal Stationery Commission, have sent to us the very interesting January 2015 newsletter of the Postal Stationery Commission
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 16:54
The FEPA team wish you all a year 2015 with health, peace, respect and prosperity!
Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 20:49
The FEPA Representative at the Bureau of the FIP Commission for Postal History, Per Friis Mortensen, has sent to us its Activity Report 2014 within the FEPA area, which demonstrate the increasing importance of PH in Exhibitions and Seminars.
Friday, December 19, 2014 - 01:05
From 3-5 December 2015, the MonacoPhil 2015 exhibition will provide another opportunity for philatelists from all over the world to meet and celebrate our shared passion for philately. This year, the chosen theme will be Polar philately in a Competitive Exhibition, together with the “100 World Rarities” and with a section reserved for the Russian Polar expeditions.
Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 02:53
The entry form is now on-line. Prospective exhibitors are requested to visit http://hps.gr/notos2015/entry-form and submit their applications directly to the Organizing Committee. Once submitted, a copy of the completed form is e-mailed back to the exhibitor and the National Commissioner (where applicable).
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 20:51
Nordia 2014 was held in Lilleström near Oslo on November 21-23 2014.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 19:44
The FEPA Members have already scheduled over 50 Exhibitions of National or International level. Amongst them, the FEPA Patronage Exhibitions LONDON 2015 , ECTP Essen, NOTOS 2015 in Athens and FINLANDIA 2017, while Çanakkale 2015 in Turkey, MonacoPhil 2015 and Balkanfila 2016 in Albania got the FEPA Recognition. To see all the exhibitions, please enter into the Menu section “FEPA Calendar”.
Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 21:01
Yesterday, the 5th of December, the Slovak Post issued a stamp (Pofis No.579, face value 0,60 €) to honour the great philatelist Severín Zrubec, Chairman of the Union of Slovak Philatelic Societies (1969 − 1979) and member of the Thematic Philately Commission of FIP (1972 - 1984).
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 18:37
The Jury of the FIP World Philatelic Exhibition “MALAYSIA 2014” has just finished the evaluations and you can already see here all the results. Transmitted to FEPA website from Kuala Lumpur thanks to the extraordinary cooperation and kindness of Malaysia Post (POS) and Nicos Rangos.
Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 16:40
Please enjoy these video interviews with some of the organisers and keen philatelists who are helping make London 2015 Europhilex into a great success.
The interviews conducted by Ben Palmer include: Chris King President of the RPSL, Bill Hedley Chairman of the Organising Committee, Simon Moorcroft of the British Thematic Association, Deborah Gooch Secretary to the Organising Committee, Adrian Steel Director of the British Postal Museum, and Hugh Jefferies former editor of Gibbons Stamp Monthly.
The interviews took place at the Royal Philatelic Society London thanks to their kind support and generosity. You can watch the full videos in www.london2015.net/videos
Monday, November 24, 2014 - 18:14
As the final event of the “Bulcollecto 2014, Bulgaria- Portugal International Exhibition” H.M. King Simeon II of Bulgaria awarded Mr. Spas Panchev, Mr. Christo Nikoltchev, Mr. Pedro Vaz Pereira, Mr. Tay Peng Hian and Mr. José Ramón Moreno, on occasion of the FEPA 25th Anniversary, for their valuable contribution to FEPA institution.
Monday, November 24, 2014 - 00:31
On the occasion of “Bulcollecto 2014, Bulgaria- Portugal International Exhibition”, the Bulgarian Post issued a Souvenir Sheet to commemorate the 25 years of FEPA, founded in Bulgaria in 1989.
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 19:28
The exhibition held in Plovdidv, promoted Philately through over 120 publications, 10 news in the most watched Bulgarian TV and 25 radio interviews.
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 11:29
The Exhibition, which gets FEPA Recognition, has issued a wonderful Bulletin covering the Organizing Committee, the National Commissioners, the IREX and much more. It is plenty of interesting articles and useful information.
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 01:39
The Croatian Philatelic Federation and the Spanish Federation of Philatelic Associations, have signed an Agreement of Collaboration which will start with the “Croatia-Spain 2015" exhibition in Zagreb
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 00:16
At the extraordinary meeting held in Tirana on the 16th of October 2014, was elected Mr. Muharem Gimjani as New President of the Association of Collectors of Albania.
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 08:04
From the 27th to the 29th October , has been held in Moscow the International Exhibition Rossica 2014. With a participation of 147 Literature exhibits, Rossica 2014 had an outstanding level, resulting in 21 Large Gold Medals.
Monday, November 3, 2014 - 21:14
The new Board will start its work on January, 2015
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 07:06
FINLANDIA 2017 will be held in Tampere, Finland, on May 24-28, 2017.
Photo courtesy by Tampere Hall.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 09:49
The FEPA Jury Seminar 2014, took place from 10th to 12th October in Berlin with participants from seven European nations. At the start of the training, the two keynote speakers and group coaches, Dr. Wolf Heß for Postal History and Vojtech Jankovic for Thematic Philately, gave presentations on the lead topics.
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 06:11
On September 27,2014, at extraordinary Congress of AsPU (ASSOCIATION OF PHILATELISTS OF UKRAINE), which took place in Kiev, Mr. Dmitry Frenkel was elected as the president of AsPU.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 13:50
The enclosed Minutes of the meeting show the atmosphere of positive collaboration and friendship of the 2014 FEPA Congress.
Monday, October 13, 2014 - 10:02
The FEPA Congress was hosted in Lugano thanks to the kind invitation of the President of the Alpe Adria Group, Jvo Bader and the President of the Swiss Federation, Jean-Marc Seydoux. Alpe Adria 2014 International Exhibition was a high level event with 24 Gold Medal exhibits.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 12:11
The FEPA Flag is handed over from the FEPA Board to the President of the German Federation (Bund Deutscher Philatelisten – BDPh). From left to right: Uwe Decker, BDPh President, and the Board members José Ramón Moreno, Bojan Bračič, Alfred Kunz, Giancarlo Morolli, Birthe King and Nicos Rangos. The FEPA Jury Seminar will be held in Berlin from the 10th to the 12th of October.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 07:56
On occasion of the 25th Anniversary of FEPA, the Honorary Presidents Mr. Alan Huggins, Mr. Pedro Vaz Pereira and Mr. Jørgen Jørgensen attended the FEPA Congress and received the Homage for their "Exceptional contribution to the European Philately".
Friday, October 3, 2014 - 06:56
During the FEPA Congress held in Lugano, Switzerland, was celebrated the 25th Anniversary of FEPA, handing out Certificates of Gratitude and Congratulations to those Federations which had organized one or more Philatelic events with FEPA Patronage or Recognition.
Monday, September 29, 2014 - 07:58
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 09:09
Mr. Fernando Aranaz presented the project at the FEPA Congress in Lugano
Monday, September 22, 2014 - 23:13
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 16:15
was held in Lugano Switzerland , the annual FEPA Congress within the activities of the AlpeAdria exhibition and following the kind invitation of the Swiss Federation.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 09:05
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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 13:29
With deep affliction let me inform you that Nikolla Xharo President of Federation of Albanian Collectors passed away on 2 August 2014, shocked by cerebral hemorrhage. From now on contact address will be: P.O.Box 2972,Tirana-1001, Albania. Secretary, Edmond Budo.
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 17:24
The newest FEPANEWS issue is printed.
Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 20:37
The international exhibition with FEPA Recognition is now closed. Find the results here.
Monday, June 16, 2014 - 14:30
FEPA is young, yet experienced organisation plenty of energy!
Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 14:58
The XLVIII Assembly of the Inter-American Philatelic Federation (FIAF) held its congress on June 6th, 2014 in Varadero, Cuba.
Friday, June 6, 2014 - 20:42
The National Grand Prix was given to a postcard exhibit.
Friday, June 6, 2014 - 20:29
The latest section of this website is now in full swing!
Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 11:25
The Board of the Finnish Philatelic Federation was elected at the annual congress in Turku.
Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 10:41
The Dutch Federation has got a new President, Mr. J.C. van Duin.
Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 08:40
As Europe prepares to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, British and Belgian Philatelists, and their guests will gather in Ypres in Belgium from Friday 11th July till Monday 14th July.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 06:46
With great success, from the 25th to the 27th of April was celebrated the 3rd INTERNATIONAL PHILATELIC SUMMIT in MALMÖ. It was attended by 93 Delegates from 20 different countries.
Friday, May 9, 2014 - 06:48
Gunnar Dahlvig and Stephano Calliga are the recipients of the FEPA Medals 2013. Also recipients of the FEPA Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding activities for promotion of philately were nominated.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 07:32
This year FEPA Juror Seminar will be held in Berlin on 10-12 October, 2014.
Friday, March 28, 2014 - 10:33
Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 08:27
We apologize for showing the wrong flag on FEPA News magazine Number 23 and correct our mistake.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 13:48
According to the request of Mr. Spas Panchev, Chairman of the Union of the Bulgarian Philatelists, the FEPA Board has granted the FEPA Recognition to BALKANFILA 2014 which will be held in Vidin, Bulgaria, from the 5th to the 7th of April.
Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 00:07
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On the 14th of October, during the Congress of the German Federation (BDPh) was elected its new Board:
President: Uwe Decker, Vicepresident: Alfred Schmidt, Treasurer: Michael Fukarek, Director: Helma Janssen, Director: Thomas Höpfner.
Our warmest congratulations and good luck to the new elected team.
Friday, January 3, 2014 - 18:07
On the 18,19 and 20 of October 2013 was held the 2nd International Jury seminar of Budapest. Was organized by the Hungarian Federation (MABÉOSZ), with FEPA recognition, being manager and responsible, Dénes Czirók
The themes of this edition wereTraditional, Postal History and Thematic, acting as Team Leaders: Brian Trotter RDP (Great Britain), Kurt Kimmel RDP (Switzerland), Peter Suhadolc (Slovenia) and José-Ramon Moreno (Spain).
It was a great success of organization and participation, with 48 jurors from 18 countries
Monday, October 28, 2013 - 19:53
The Congress in Madrid held on 5 October, elected its new Board. José-Ramon Moreno, Spain was elected President of the Board.
Monday, February 18, 2013 - 15:50
Recipient of the FEPA Award 2012 for exceptional philatelic study and research.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 18:37
<p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">LUBRAPEX 50 ANOS, Portugal-Brazilian Exhibition with Germany (67 exhibits) and Italy (26) as guests Federations began yesterday with 252 Exhibits displayed on 965 frames. To celebrate the 50 year of continuous LUBRAPEX, probably the oldest binational exhibition of the world, it received the FEPA Support.</span></p>
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Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 06:20
In three weeks time will be celebrated the LUBRAPEX 50 Years Exhibition with the 2016 FEPA Congress. A beautiful Catalogue has been published plenty of useful information, the whole program of events and interesting articles.
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 14:47
<p> The Jury of the FIP World Philatelic Exhibition "MALAYSIA 2014" has just finish the evaluations and you can already see here all the results.</p>
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 17:35
Recipient of the FEPA Award 2012 for exceptional service to organized philately.
Monday, February 18, 2013 - 14:03
FEPA NEWS December 2012 is now on the website.
The printed magazine is distribute by the National Federations.
Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 18:22
The 72nd FIP Congress held in Jakarta the 24th June elected the board for the comming two years
Friday, June 29, 2012 - 18:13
Recipient of the FEPA Medal 2011 for exceptional service to organized philately.
Friday, June 29, 2012 - 18:12
Recipient of the FEPA Medal 2011 for exceptional support to organized philately.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 21:41
Recipient of the FEPA Medal 2011 for exceptional philatelic study and research as author of "From the Fitst Albums and Catalogues to Publishing Houses of Global Standing".
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 15:28
FEPA AWARD 2010 - for exceptional service to organized philately - was presented to Ludwik Malendovic at the palmares of Polkowice 2011
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 12:51
FEPA AWARD 2010 - for exceptionel study and research - was presented to Patric Maselis and his 8 co-authors of the MonacoPhil 2009 Catalogue - at the General Meeting of the Belgium Academy of Philately.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 21:48
London is to host a European stamp exhibition in 2015.
The venue will be the Business Design Centre in London's Islington.
Monday, July 11, 2011 - 21:46
H.R.H. Grand-Duke Henri conferres the "Ordre de mérite civil et militaire d'Adolphe de Nassau" in the rank of an "Officier" to FIP Honorary President and FSPL President Jos Wolff.
Friday, June 24, 2011 - 10:16
FN No 19 is now on the street.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 09:42
More than 30 jurors and exhibitors attended the Thematic Seminar given by Jose Ramon Moreno assisted by Giancarlo Morolli in Opatija - 17 April 2011.
Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 08:55
The city of Opatija welcomes in 2 weeks time all European Philatelists to the Philatelic Exhibition ALPE-ADRIA PHILA 2011 that - among several activities hosts philatelic seminars in Tematic and Maximaphily and the 27th FEPA Congress.
Monday, March 14, 2011 - 09:29
Full Press Release and Photos for download here.
Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 18:18
All Congress papers can be downloaded here.
Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 13:18
The INDIPEX 2011 palmares is now available.
Monday, February 7, 2011 - 08:45
You can meet a team from BDPh at didacta 2011 in Stuttgart - Hall 9, Stand G 55.
Under the motto "We give you lessons" the team will demonstrate material from the publication series "stamp + education" a set of teaching materials focussing on different subjects.
See the Press Release in German below.
Friday, February 4, 2011 - 13:27
The ffap team presents new French initiatives on the ffap - website.
Below you will find direct links to: "Collections" - "Philatelic News in the Press" - "Philatelic Articles"
in the message from "Team ffap"
Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 22:35
The Magazine is on its way to your National Federation.
Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 10:05
Deadline for nomination of candidates to the FEPA Awards 2010 and the FEPA Certificate of Appreciation is 15 December 2010.
Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 08:47
Mr. Tay, Peng Hian elected new FIP President - more highligts from the Congress...
Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 20:15
The 5th ECTP will for the 4th time be organized in Essen during the 21st International Stamp Fair from 5 to 7 May 2011
Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 17:44
The Turkish Post and the Turkish Federation of Philatelic Associations organise "Alliance of Civilizations International Philatelic Exhibition - ISTANBUL 2010" in December.
Monday, August 16, 2010 - 09:32
The minutes and the presentations from the philatelic meeting - organized in connection with the FEPA Congress - in Antwerp during Antverpia 2010 is now awailable.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 09:20
Giancarlo Morolli - FEPA Boardmember - among the 6 new Signatories of the Roll of Distinguised Philatelists.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 21:58
Dr. Alan Huggins, RDP (Great Britain), founding Chairman of FEPA ...
Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 21:56
Nino Aquilla and Francesco Orlando (Italy) is awarded the FEPA Medal 2009 for ...
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 14:38
PHILALUX 2010 becomes PHILALUX 2011.
The exhibition will be held from 28 April to 1 May 2011 in the city of Luxembourg.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 20:09
FEPA NEWS No. 16 - December 2009.
The Magazine is distributed to the National Federations.
Saturday, January 9, 2010 - 00:36
Nominations for the 2009 FEPA Medal and Certificates of Appreciation have to be send no later than 15 December 2009.
Monday, November 9, 2009 - 12:26
The National Exhibition in Lavrion was an outstanding succes.
Monday, November 9, 2009 - 12:22
A new member of the FEPA News family is born.
The FEPA News website will be updated frequently with news from the Philatelic World - with special focus on information between the member federations of FEPA.
Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 08:15
Bojan Bracic (Slovenia) and Vit Vanicek (Czech Republic) the 2 new members of the board.
A new FEPA Board were elected at the FEPA Congress in Essen in May during the international stamp exhibition IBRA'09.