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


The Royal Spanish Academy of Philately and Postal History

On Saturday 19 November, the Royal Spanish Academy of Philately and Postal History (Real Academia Hispánica de Filatelia e Historia Postal) held a major session at the National Mint Museum in Madrid. After the opening speech of Jesús Sitjà,…

EFIRO 2024 in Bucharest, Romania, under way

EFIRO 2024 European exhibition with 2000 frames, under FEPA patronage and FIP recognition, will take place between 17 and 20 April 2024. The exhibition was smartly placed on the 2024 calendar between the Catholic (31 March) and the Orthodox…

Minutes of the FEPA Congress 2022 in Liberec

Following the FEPA Congress 2022 in Liberec, on 15th October, the minutes were sent to the Member Federations on 20th November. They are available here: https://www.fepanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Minutes-2022-Liberec-Congress.pdf Photo…
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The Rowland Hill Medal Winners

We copied the announcement from the Museum of Philately website: Museum of Philately awards the Rowland Hill Medal at the prestigious stamp show Monacophil on Friday 25th November 2022, in Monte Carlo.  As an online Museum, we celebrate great…
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MONACOPHIL 2022 under way

MONACOPHIL 2022 (23-26 November) is under way. A short video (2 min.) of H.S.H. Prince Albert II visiting the exhibition was released today by Monaco Info, a TV channel based in Monaco. You can watch the video here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=856800645359483 Photo:…
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Vaccari Magazine sadly ends with its No. 68

The shocking news of the closure of Vaccari Magazine was announced yesterday on the Vaccari News website.  The Vaccari Press Release issued ahead of the release of the journal's final number (No. 68) includes the "Editorial" signed this time…

MULTILATERALE 2023 to take place next September in Koper, Slovenia

The Slovenian Federation confirmed that the seven-nations Multilaterale exhibition will take place in the city of Koper (former Italian name Capodistria), in Slovenia, from 7 to 10 September 2023. The exhibition has been granted FEPA Recognition.…

EUROPHIL SPM 2023 in Saint Pierre and Miquelon

EUROPHIL SPM 2023 is organised by the European Academy of Philately (AEP) on Saint Pierre of Saint Pierre and Miquelon next June. The event is a competitive exhibition of one-frame exhibits, under AEP patronage and it will be judged according…

A remarkable catalogue on Jean de Sperati

On 7th December David Feldman International Auctioneers will hold the auction of "The 'Art of Sperati' Collection". According to the auctioneers, the collection includes 136 lots of different levels of complexity and richness, many of which…

An American History by the USPS

On Tuesday we read in linns.com that: This past September, the United States Postal Service published a new edition of its “Publication 100,” The United States Postal Service: An American History. The full-color, 156-page softcover book…
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Napoleon Bonaparte, India and 100 iconic items in MONACOPHIL 2022

The Club de Monte-Carlo and the OETP (Office Monégasque des Emissions de Timbres-Poste) will host an exceptional philatelic event from 23 to 26 November 2022. An exhibition of 100 iconic stamps and documents will be held at the Musée des…
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CAPE TOWN 2022 WSC and GP winners announced

We picked up the CAPE TOWN 2022 winners from the RPSL Twitter account: World Stamp Championship (WSC): Jan Huys-Berlingin (Liechtenstein), "Belgium’s first issue, the Epaulettes". WSC First runner-up: Keith Klugman (USA), "Victorian Natal…

NAPOSTA 2023 Bulletin 1 becomes available

Trier is located at the west German border triangle close to Luxembourg and  France, and will host the national exhibition NAPOSTA 2023 next July. The organisers, the Deutsch-Französische Briefmarkenclub e.V. Trier, who will celebrate their…

Abhishek Bhuwalka talks about L.N. & M. Williams

An article entitled "Authors’ Binding of 'Fundamentals of Philately'" by Abhishek Bhuwalka on his blog (The Philatelist) brings to centre stage two philatelic legends: brothers Leon Norman Williams and Maurice Williams. What follows here is…

500 years of Postal History at the Postal Museum, London

The Postal Museum, London, posted the following message with the attached illustration on its Twitter account yesterday: Did you know we hold over 60,000 objects and thousands of records detailing 500 years of postal history? Discover for yourself…

The 2022 Annuaire of the European Academy of Philately

The 2022 Membership Directory (Annuaire) of the European Academy of Philately (Académie Européenne de Philatélie, AEP) was mailed to the members a few days ago. The Directory was last produced in 2018. President Jean Voruz remarks that the…
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CAPE TOWN 2022 Exhibition Catalogue is now available

CAPE TOWN 2022 146-page Catalogue is now available. It contains all the useful details from both the World Stamp Championship and the National Exhibition. Both events will take place between 8 and 12 November. The Catalogue may be downloaded…
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FEPA at MONACOPHIL 2022: “Bringing Philately into the light”

FEPA Panel Discussion at MONACOPHIL 2022: "Philately - Forever in the shadows?" An alternative theme could be "Bringing Philately into the light", as this is very much about developing ideas how to improve the perception of philately as well…
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Turkish Philatelic Academy workshops: A Postal Competition

From Mehmet Akan, President of Turkish Philatelic Academy, we received the following announcement: The Ottoman Empire lasted over six centuries on three continents and was one of the greatest Empires in World history. Over 3,500 post offices…

The Finnish Philatelic Federation awards Ari Muhonen

Ari Muhonen received the Pro Philatelia Gold Medal awarded by the Finnish Philatelic Federation. Here is the official citation in translation: Ari Muhonen's achievements in the field of organised philately are immense. He started his service…
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NORRPHIL 2022 exhibition catalogue is now online

NORRPHIL 2022 is a regional and national stamp exhibition in Sweden, which will take place between 4 and 6 November 2022, in Tibble Gymnasium, in the town of Täby. The 48-page exhibition catalogue is available here: https://www.fepanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Norrphil-Katalog.pdf

An extraordinary achievement by Pedro Vaz Pereira

Pedro Vaz Pereira, Honorary President of FEPA and current President of the Portuguese Philatelic Federation, was awarded not once, not twice, but three times with three different and of the highest level philatelic distinctions on the same day…

Autumn seminars from the Hellenic Philatelic Federation

A series of eighteen seminars have been organised by the Hellenic Philatelic Federation during the past few weeks. The seminars run on Webex, between 15 September and 13 October, on Thursdays and Fridays at 7.00 pm Athens time, i.e. nine sessions,…

Paolo Vaccari (1940-2022)

Vaccari srl made today the following announcement: We are sad to announce that Paolo Vaccari suddenly passed away last week at the age of 82. As per his will, we communicate it after the funeral has taken place. A great passion for philately…

The Museum of Philately opens public voting for the Rowland Hill Medal

The Museum of Philately has announced that twenty one world class collections have been nominated for the Rowland Hill Medal, which will be awarded for the first time. Voting opens on 18th October 2022 and closes on 18th November. In order…
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LIBEREC 2022 European Exhibition awards

The LIBEREC 2022 jury released the awards on Saturday, 15 October, noon time. Later in the day, during the palmares dinner, the jury votes were counted in front of the audience and the Grand Prize winners were announced. Grand Prix Championship…
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Breaking news from the FEPA Congress in Liberec

The annual FEPA Congress took place on Saturday, 15 October, in Liberec, Czech Republic, during the European Exhibition and Polar Salon LIBEREC 2022. Major decisions ratified by the Congress delegates included: (a) Granting FEPA membership…
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The refreshed Swedish journal “Filatelisten”

The Filatelisten, official journal of Sveriges Filatelist-Förbund (SFF, the Swedish Philatelic Federation), has changed looks! "It was time for a slight refresh", we read at the SFF website. Follow the story and the details at: https://www.sff.nu/nya-filatelisten-ar-pa-vag/#1216 The…
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CAPE TOWN 2022 International Exhibition latest newsletter

The CAPE TOWN 2022 website has uploaded the latest exhibition newsletter which includes the following announcements: Composition of the jury. Size of the exhibition: 1600 competitive frames and 69 literature exhibits from 43 countries. …
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Fit4IBRA: BDPh online seminars in the winter 2022/23

We received the following from the BDPh (the German Philatelic Federation): With the IBRA 2023 in Essen, the "World Philately Championships" will be held in Germany again for a long time next year. Such an event is also a challenge. One goal…

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