Change of the FIP Guidelines for Open Philately

Change of the FIP Guidelines for Open Philately

According to the FEPA request, trough the FIP Vice-President representing FEPA, Bernard Jimenez, the FIP has agreed in changing the points for the evaluation of the Open Philately Class, deleting the criteria “Importance” and joining in just one criteria of “Treatment”, the previous separation of “Philatelic Treatment” and “Non Philatelic Treatment.

This could be considered as a first step towards the wishes expressed by the Swedish Federation in its Motion at the 2017 FEPA Congress.


The previous 20 points distributed in:


Philatelic Treatment           5

Non-philatelic Treatment    5

Philatelic Importance         5

Non-philatelic Importance  5


Changes now to just Treatment 20 points


The new Evaluation score for Open Philately is:


Treatment    30

Title and Plan 10

Treatment      20


Knowledge and Research 35

Philatelic Knowledge and Research        20

Non-philatelic Knowledge and Research 15


Material   30

Condition 10

Rarity       20


Presentation 5


Total 100



This modification will be applied for the first time at PRAGA 2018 Exhibition