Welcome to the Federation of European Philatelic Associations

  • FEPA is an international organisation of 44 national philatelic federations.
  • It supports its members in supporting philately.
  • This website  – www.FEPANews.com – brings the latest news and updates from Philatelic Europe.
  • FEPA also produces a bi-annual magazine which can be viewed electronically via this website.

Latest News from the Federation of European Philatelic Associations

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INDONESIA 2022 opened today in Jakarta

INDONESIA 2022 World Stamp Championship opened today in Jakarta. Here is a short photo report, sent to us by Francisc Ambrus, the National Commissioner of Romania.  

American Philatelic Society announces the recipients of the 2022 Awards

On 30 July the APS announced the recipients of the 2022 Awards which will be presented in the Great American Stamp Show in Sacramento on 27 August. The American Philatelic Society Luff Awards (a) For Distinguished Philatelic Research: Hal Vogel (b)…

Dr Wolf Hess (1945-2022)

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Dr Wolf Hess RDP who lost his long battle with cancer on 31 July. Wolf was a distinguished surgeon and a towering figure in philately in Germany and internationally. A renowned author,…

“Philately – Forever in the shadows?” FEPA Panel Discussion at Monacophil 2022

On 25th November at 11:30 am FEPA is organising a panel discussion on “Philately – Forever in the shadows?” at the Hotel Hermitage in Monte Carlo. This discussion will form part of the MONACOPHIL 2022 exhibition. The panel host will be…

“100 years of inflation” at the upcoming IBRA 2023

A special show at the upcoming IBRA 2023: "When postage cost billions, 100 years of high inflation in Germany 1923". German inflation started rising slowly with World War I in 1914 and lasted until the so-called "hyperinflation" in November…
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Les Congolâtres, a magazine for the Belgian Congo enthusiasts

A few days ago we received an email from the editors of Les Congolâtres, a digital philatelic bulletin (as they modestly like to call it). The name of the publication itself is a direct invitation to collectors and enthusiasts of the former…

New President and Board for the Romanian Philatelic Federation

Following the elections of 18 June, the Romanian Philatelic Federation has a new President and a new Board of Directors, as reported by the newly elected Secretary General, Romeo Minca. President: Ion Chirescu Vice President: Victor Iordache Secretary…
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FIP releases Flash magazine No. 133

The International Philatelic Federation (FIP) has uploaded on its website the latest issue of Flash, its biannual official house organ. Large part of the 40-page magazine is dedicated to the exhibitions of the first half of 2022, the FIP Commissions'…

European Academy of Philately Awards for 2022

The recent issue (2022-1) of the Trait d’Union, the newsletter of the European Academy of Philately, revealed the AEP awards granted by the Academy for 2022: The European 2022 Medal for Philatelic Merit was awarded to Guy Coutant, the editor…
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The new Junge Sammler focuses on Nature

The July issue of Junge Sammler, the magazine of Deutsche Philatelisten-Jugend e. V., is on its way to the members. A few days ago we received the following press release from Axel Brockmann, at the editorial office of the magazine. Nature…
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CG International Philatelic Promotion Award for 2022

Christoph Gärtner, Managing Director of Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner GmbH & Co. KG, has sent the following message to the philatelic community through the company's website: Since 2013, the annual CG International Philatelic Promotion…

Centenary of the French Philatelic Federation (FFAP)

The French Philatelic Federation (FFAP) celebrates its centenary this year with the publication of a 200-page book, FFAP Une belle centenaire 1922-2022, which will be available on 28th October, on the occasion of Timbres Passion à Moulins,…

The Liechtenstein Postal Museum in Vaduz

We are invited by the website of the Liechtenstein Postal Museum (Liechtensteinische PostMuseum) to admire every stamp issued by Liechtenstein (since 1912). The museum is home to a wide range of exhibits and documents providing insight into…
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STAMPEX 2022 back at the Business Design Centre

The July Press Release by the Philatelic Traders' Society reminds us of the latest preparations of STAMPEX 2022, scheduled for 28 September - 1 October: 80+ Dealers and Auction Houses expected to participate eBay Auditorium with daily…

Three National Exhibitions are coming up in Finland (2022-24)

The website of the Finnish Federation lists three national exhibitions that are coming up: TAVASTEX 22 will take place from 9 to 11 September 2022 in Hämeenlinna, organised by the local stamp club. RIIHEX 2023 is scheduled for 24-26 March…

SAVPEX 2022 one frame virtual exhibition results

South Africa’s Seventh Virtual Philatelic Exhibition (SAVPEX), a one-frame exhibition, was hosted by the Orange Free State Philatelic Society, under the auspices of the Philatelic Federation of South Africa. The exhibition attracted 80 exhibits…

The Royal Philatelic Society London Medals

According to a latest Press Release by the RPSL: The Royal Philatelic Society London has announced the recipients of its medals for 2022 as follows. The Tapling Medal for the best article in the Society’s journal, The London Philatelist,…

FEPANews Magazine 41

This is Issue 41 of the Magazine, Published 11th July. Click here to open the magazine PDF in new window

The awards ceremony for the best French stamps of 2021

The awards ceremony for the best French stamps of 2021 took place on 23rd June. This was the 31st time of such a selection process. More than 170 philatelic creations were in competition and more than 104,000 votes were sent in. The public…

Turkey: KÜTAHYA 2022 National Stamp Exhibition

The Federation of Turkish Philatelic Associations announced a national exhibition, which will be held in Kütahya, between 22 and 31 August, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the August 30 Victory Day, when the last battle of the Greco-Turkish…

Statistics: What is the cost of mailing a letter in Europe?

A very interesting survey by the Deutsche Post on the current prices of mail in Europe was presented yesterday on the pages of the Spanish Federation (FESOFI). The Deutsche Post has compared letter mail prices in the 27 member states of the…
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International Stamp Exhibition IBRA 2023 latest news

Subsidy for philatelic societies: Walter Bernatek, IBRA 2023 Treasurer, announced that philatelic societies wishing to travel together by bus to Essen and visit the exhibition will be subsidised on a first come first served basis. The subsidy…

The 1st Annual Crawford Festival 2022 by the RPSL

The 1st Annual Crawford Festival was organised by the Royal Philatelic Society London, at the RPSL premises, on 28th and 29th June. The theme of the Festival was "How to write a book – A practical guide to producing a work of philatelic literature",…

Bosnia and Herzegovina Philatelists honour Queen Elizabeth II

The Society of Philatelists and Collectors of Sarajevo (Udruzenje filatelista i kolekcionara kantona Sarajevo) organised in May an exhibition honouring Queen Elizabeth II and sent to FEPA News the following report: QUEEN ELIZABETH II ON POSTAGE…
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LIBEREC 2022 European Stamp Exhibition and Polar Salon: July Newsletter

The LIBEREC 2022 organisers released today a two-page Newsletter with all latest details on the exhibition which is coming up between 13 and 16 October. It includes: Main events Side events Accommodation How to get to Liberec …

Iceland: NORDIA 2023 to be held in Garðabær

The Icelandic Federation is getting prepared to host NORDIA 2023 in Garðabær next year, between 2 and 4 June. In 2023 the Icelandic philately will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first stamp issue in Iceland and the organisers want…

Legendary Marianne at the Musée de la Poste, Paris

"Marrianne, les visages de la République" is an exhibition at the Musée de la Poste, scheduled to remain open until September 2023. Marianne is a female figure which dates back into the years of the French Revolution, appears continuously…

Yamil Kouri presents BOSTON 2026 in a 30 min. video

Yamil Kouri RDP, Board Director and Commissioner General of BOSTON 2026 WORLD EXPO, was invited a few days ago at the Collectors Club to take part in their Virtual Philatelic Program Series. He presented an update on the preparations of the…

VASTOPHIL 2022 and BERGAMOFIL 2022 announced by FSFI

Two more national events were announced by the Italian Federation (FSFI). VASTOPHIL 2022, 23-25 ​​September, at Palazzo d’Avalos, Vasto, Chieti. National and qualification exhibition for the classes of Open Philately, Thematic Philately…
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PARIS PHILEX 2022 …et nombreux visiteurs !

Thursday 23 June: PARIS PHILEX 2022, end of day 1. The FFAP Twitter account reports 1/3 of the Lego stamp completed (45.000 Lego pieces will be needed), 4 conferences, 1 inauguration, many exhibits to be admired and many visitors! [photos credit:…

BRATISLAVA 2023 from the Union of Slovak Philatelists

The Chairman of the Union of Slovak Philatelists, Pavol Lazar, sent us the following communication for the FEPA News readers: On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the independent Slovak Republic, the Union of Slovak…

Francesco Tulli, Italian stamp designer, passed away

Vaccari news reported on 20 June the passing away of Francesco Tulli, a tireless artist and stamp designer, who worked at the Istituto poligrafico e zecca dello stato (translated freely as National Printing House and State Mint) between 1952…
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A great programme for PARIS PHILEX 2022 visitors

We read on the French Federation (FFAP) website that after an interruption in 2020 for health reasons, La Poste, the FFAP, the CNEP and the ADPhile have joined forces to organise, from 23 to 26 June, the PARIS-PHILEX 2022 exhibition at the Parc…

Priceless moments on Father’s Day!

Copied from the FB account of the Hellenic Philatelic Society: Moments: Cases like these, where you want to say more; not to let them end. It was only recently that we received a message. A lady asked to offer a complete set of "Philotelia"…

2nd International Congress in Postal History, Prato, Italy

The Institute of Postal History Studies (Istituto di studi storici postali) “Aldo Cecchi”, in Prato, Italy, is getting ready for its 2nd International Congress in Postal History, which will take place from 23 to 25 June 2022. The invited…
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ANTVERPIA 2022 major prize winners

ANTVERPIA 2022, the Belgian National with international participation, took place in Antwerp, Belgium, during the weekend 10-12 June. Jozef Ghys, President of the Organising Committee, and his team have managed to put together a great exhibition…

Statement by the FEPA Board regarding the conflict in Ukraine

The FEPA Board met on 2 March 2022 to consider its position regarding the conflict in Ukraine initiated by the Russian Federation and Belarus.

It has agreed the following points:

  1. FEPA is a non-political organisation dedicated to promoting cooperation between its Members in the belief that philately brings people together. It does not exercise control over its Members or organise events independently of them, and its function is purely advisory.
  2. However, FEPA exists to coordinate and represent the views of its Members and consequently the Board feels compelled to express the overwhelming sense of horror and dismay among its Members at the truly exceptional situation created by the aggressive actions currently underway in Ukraine. It offers its deepest sympathy to all the victims of this conflict.
  3. Decisions on suspension or termination of membership can only be made by the FEPA Congress. However, the Board can make recommendations to its Members on immediate actions they should consider to demonstrate their determination that the aggression in Ukraine is not acceptable.
  4. The Board’s recommendation to its Members is that they should not permit participation from Russia and Belarus of any kind in their philatelic events for the foreseeable future.
  5. The Board regrets deeply that this may disadvantage philatelists in Russia and Belarus, but it is clear that FEPA cannot appear in any way to condone the aggressive actions in Ukraine.
  6. The Board will keep the position under close review in the light of events.

Igor Pirc
Secretary General
3 March 2022


The next featured exhibition in Europe is Liberec 2022 in the Czech Republic, 13-16 October 2022. The event comprises two distinct parts: (a) European Stamp Exhibition under FEPA patronage and (b) Polar Salon. The 2022 FEPA Congress will also take place in Liberec. Latest news can be found here.

Liberec 2022 | https://www.liberec2022.eu