A very warm welcome to FEPA

The Federation of European Philatelic Associations

Bill Hedley

I am Bill Hedley, President of FEPA, and I am delighted to welcome you to our website.

For 30 years FEPA has been helping the national philatelic organisations in 45 countries to promote the wonderful world of philately.

Culturally fascinating, therapeutic, a route to lifelong learning, and with a strong social network, it offers something for everybody.

Our website brings you the latest news about European Philately as well as our FEPA NEWS magazine, published twice a year.

Also here is information on forthcoming exhibitions, and about us – as well as links to the national organisations who are members of FEPA.

Latest News from the Federation of European Philatelic Associations

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HAFNIA 24 Newsletter #9

HAFNIA 24 Palmarés Tickets Newsletter #9 Copenhagen, 15 April 2024 The Palmarés will take place Saturday 19 October 2024 at 7.00 pm at CPH Conference 50 meters from the exhibition hall and next to CPH Hotel. The price per ticket is 130€…

China accused of flooding Britain with fake Royal Mail stamps

Reported yesterday by Ellie Ng in the Independent. China has been accused of flooding Britain with counterfeit Royal Mail stamps. The Daily Telegraph reported that sources close to Royal Mail said fakes from the Asian country were causing a…

Vote for the most popular music stamp of 2023

Stamp collectors from all over the world are invited to vote for the most popular music stamp 2023. The designer of the winning stamp will be awarded the Yehudi-Menuhin-Trophy 2024 by Motivgruppe Musik, the International Philatelic Music Study…

Bill Hedley awarded the Congress Medal 2024

ABPS website reports: The ABPS has awarded the Congress Medal 2024 to Bill Hedley, FRPSL. He has made and continues to make contributions to organised philately at all levels. He was elected President of the Federation of European Philatelic…

All eyes are on EFIRO 2024 in Bucharest

In less than two weeks, EFIRO 2024 World Philatelic Exhibition will welcome its exhibitors and visitors to the biggest philatelic event of the year. The 2500-frame exhibition will take place at the National Library of Romania on 16-19 April…

14th International Scout and Guide Stamp Exhibition

Julian Rodriguez Fernandez, Secretary of the Club Filatelico de Scouts y Guias, Granada, Spain sent us the following information. The 14th International Scout and Guide Stamp Exhibition, EuroScout 2024, will take place in the city of Granada,…

NORDIA 2024 – Programme, Jury, and much more are now online

NORDIA 2024 is less than two months away (31 May - 2 June). It will be held at the Skjærgårdshallen, in Langesund, Norway. The exhibition has been granted FEPA Recognition. The deadline for entry forms is now over. There are approximately…

London Spring National 2024 is over

From the ABPS website: The first GB national stamp competition to be hosted at the premises of the Royal Philatelic Society London has been judged a great success. With 43 entries taking part, there was an exceptionally high standard with Richard…

Bad Segeberg is July’s Capital of Youth Philately

Latest Press Release from Deutsche Philatelisten-Jugend e. V.: Cool drinks with a “future” On July 13th and 14th, a triple will take place at the youth academy in Bad Segeberg: In addition to the JuPhilA (a regional youth exhibition),…

2024 Postal History Symposium

We've picked it up from the APS website: The thirteenth biennial Postal History Symposium will be held on 1-2 November 2024 at the American Philatelic Center in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. The theme for the 2024 symposium will be "The Universal…

Giancarlo Morolli honoured in Lavagna

We've picked it up from Vaccari News: Giancarlo Morolli was honoured today in Lavagna (Genoa) with the City of Lavagna Philatelic Award. Giancarlo is currently Vice-President of the Federation of European Philatelic Associations (FEPA), FSFI…

Real Academia Hispánica de Filatelia e Historia Postal

The Real Academia Hispánica de Filatelia e Historia Postal (Royal Hispanic Academy of Philately and Postal History) is the most prestigious philatelic institution in Spanish-speaking countries. Its objectives are research, study and promotion…

BRABANTFIL 24 Belgian National in Brussels

From 7 to 9 June, The Trade Mart in Brussels will house the Belgian biannual national competitive exhibition. The French, Dutch and Luxemburg federations have accepted the invitation to participate in this philatelic event. Each foreign country…

MONACOPHIL 2024 provisional programme

MONACOPHIL 2024 (5-7 December) is celebrating its first show at the One Monte-Carlo Exhibition Centre, a prestigious new venue, a few minutes walk from Hôtel de Paris and Hermitage. Visitors will enjoy the traditional exhibition of the '100…

The 2024 Signatories to the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists

Received yesterday from Jon Aitchison, Keeper of the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists. At the meeting of the Board of Election of the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists on 7th March 2024 it was unanimously agreed that the following philatelists…
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Latest Junge Sammler on “the future”

On 10 March we received the latest Press Release from Axel Brockmann, the editorial office of Junge Sammler: The future belongs to the “JUNGE SAMMLER”! The new JUNGE SAMMLER has some great topics coming up: the future is the main topic…

BALKANFILA Newsletter No. 2

Following the first sent out in December 2023, the Balkanfila Working Group came back today with their second Newsletter, a 31-page accumulation of rich philatelic information from the Balkans. The question posed by Christos Gikas in his Editorial…
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HAFNIA 24 Newsletter #8

Visit HAFNIA 24 in Copenhagen Newsletter #8 Copenhagen, 5 March 2024 Are you coming to HAFNIA 24 & Copenhagen? The application deadline for HAFNIA 24 was 31st December, and we had a goal of filling 1300 frames, and a maximum of 1500…

Masterclass on Exhibiting Techniques (9 March)

Another Zoom session is coming up, organised by the Philatelic Congress of India under the title “Masterclass on Exhibiting Techniques by World Renowned Philatelists”. 9 March 2024 (01:30 PM CET) Ari Muhonen on Literature (02:30 PM CET)…

VIRTUAL STAMPEX 2024 is coming up in May

Latest Press Release from PTS and Stampex International: Virtual Stampex 2024 Registration is Open! “The Philatelic Traders’ Society is proud to announce that Virtual Stampex is back for 2024, and promises to deliver yet another world…
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Pacific Steam Navigation Company Mail 1840-1854

This is a new publication by the Real Academia Hispánica De Filatelia e Historia Postal (Royal Spanish Academy of Philately and Postal History), Vol. XIV, of the RAHFeHP Specialised Library. The 324-page bilingual book (Spanish and English),…

SAVPEX 2024 Virtual One-Frame Exhibition

South Africa’s ninth virtual philatelic exhibition (SAVPEX), a one-frame exhibition, proudly hosted by the Orange Free State Philatelic Society under the auspices of the Philatelic Federation of South Africa will be held from 15 June 2024. Save…

Italian National: LATINPHIL 2024

The Federazione fra le Società Filateliche Italiane (FSFI) and Circolo Filatelico Tres Tabernæ, di Cisterna di Latina, organise a national and qualification exhibition from 10 to 12 May 2024 in Latina. If the frames applied for in the entry…

A GB National Stamp Exhibition at the Royal

Reported yesterday by the RPSL Facebook account: The New GB National Stamp Exhibition will be held at the Royal on 28-30 March 2024. Everyone is welcome with free admission and also FREE Souvenir Sheet! Please support this inaugural event.…

Best practices by the Swedish and Norwegian Federations

According to the Swedish Federation (Sveriges Filatelistförbund, SFF), on 16 January, a cooperation agreement was signed by the Swedish and Norwegian Federations which says the following: The agreement means that both associations will use…

EXPO 2024 CINISELLO in October

We received the following Press Release from Circolo Filatelico Cinisellese. During the manifestation of the 'Sagra di Balsamo', the Circolo Filatelico Cinisellese will organise a Philatelic Exhibition with Philatelic Literature with international…

BALKANFILA XX in November in Thessaloniki

BALKANFILA XX organisers sent out yesterday the invitation for participation and the appointment of National Commissioners to all Balkanfila Member Federations as well as to Italy, Israel and Cyprus. The exhibition is also open to all philatelists…
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STAMPed: a stamp-collecting magazine for the digital generation

STAMPed is a brand-new, digital only, free magazine produced by the American Philatelic Society It was launched yesterday. Susanna Mills, Editor-in-Chief of APS Publications, explains in her Editorial on p. 3: Who speaks to the newcomers to…

DeBra2024 Newsletter #5

On 16 February DeBra2024 sent out the following information: The special cancellations of DeBra2024 The special cancellations for the exhibition, which have already been announced several times, are as follows: The special cancellations…
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FIP Maximaphily Commission Newsletter #8

On Saturday 17th, we received the latest Maximaphily Commission Newsletter by Pascal Bandry, Commission Chairman. The 60-page booklet includes the latest activities in Maximaphily, namely Updated member list of the Commission's Board and…


Upcoming Philatelic Exhibitions and Events

EFIRO 2024

2024 European Youth Sport
Philately Challenge

31.5.2024 – 2.6.2024

DEBRA 2024
27.6.2024 – 30.6.2024

26.7.2024 – 28.7.2024