Saturday, 23 September 2023
Tarvisio, Italy

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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Contrôle et Censure belge 1939-1940

Contrôle et Censure belge 1939-1940 is a new book by Dr Jacques Stes. Did you know that censorship for the military came into effect during the Belgian mobilisation of 1939/1940? And that political censorship was exercised by the magistrates?…

The Philatelic Traders’ Society Awards 2023

Latest Press Release from the PTS: Please find attached information about the PTS Awards 2023 should you wish to share across your newsletters, social media, websites, magazines, and/ or other fabulous outlets into the hobby. We are always…
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Creatività per un francobollo

The Historical Museum of Communication (Museo Storico della Comunicazione) and the Italian Philatelic Press Union (Unione stampa filatelica italiana, USFI) have sponsored a book with 1,700 designs, most of which have never been published. From…

EFIRO 2024 World Stamp Exhibition: Last call for entry forms

EFIRO 2024 World Stamp Exhibition will take place in Bucharest from 16 to 19 April 2024 and will be hosted in the magnificent National Library of Romania. A couple of days ago, the organisers sent a last call for entry forms, pushing back the…

Biennial One-frame Philatelic Exhibition EnajstoOkno Kranj 2024

The Slovenian Philatelic Association has proudly announced the biennial One-frame exhibition with international participation, EnajstoOkno Kranj 2024 (or Eleventh Window in English, i.e. the Eleventh Biennial Exhibition in a row). The exhibition…

David Feldman returns at the helm of David Feldman SA to ensure a family legacy

We received the following Press Release from David Feldman SA: Geneva, November 16, 2023 At 11am this morning an Extraordinary General Meeting of shareholders, David Feldman was confirmed as the new majority shareholder in the company. David…
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The Rhodesias & Nyasaland: From Colonial Rule to Majority Rule. The Evolution of the Mails

Three connoisseurs of Rhodesian philately, Brian Trotter RDP Hon. FRPSL, Patrick Flanagan RDPSA FRPSL, and Keith Harrop FRPSL, have produced the latest book published by the Royal Philatelic Society London. We read from the RPSL website: This…
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Two German books recently released

Two new German books have been recently released. They were reviewed by philapress.de. The first book, Die Stempelträger mit Werbeeinsätzen der Halbstempelmaschinen der Postämter aus Baden-Württemberg bis 1945 (translated in English as…

APATIN 2023 open online exhibition

The Udruženje Filatelista Apatin (Association of Philatelists of Apatin, Serbia), the Associazione Italiana di Maximafilia (AIM) and the Federation of Italian Philatelic Societies (FSFI) are inviting exhibitors to participate in APATIN 2023…

STAMPEX 2023 Post Event Release

London, November 2023: The Philatelic Traders’ Society hosted another engaging Stampex at the Business Design Centre in Central London last month. Sponsored by Spink, the world-renowned auctioneers, the show was filled with PTS Member dealers,…

Inverted Jenny sells for a record price 2 million USD

On Wednesday, 8 November, Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries sold the "24¢ Carmine Rose & Blue, Center Inverted (C3a), position 49, the ninth stamp in the fifth row of the sheet of 100, purchased by William T. Robey on May 14, 1918, original…

Ever more extensive: the digital archive of the ISSP!

In recent months, the site of the Istituto di studi storici postali "Aldo Cecchi" odv in Prato has been further implemented with documentation on the Italian postal administration from 1861 onwards. Almost 6,000 files (images or pdf documents…
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Finnish collections published by the Suomen Filatelistiliitto

The Suomen Filatelistiliitto (Finnish Philatelic Association) has recently published in A4 format books three important Finnish collections: Eero Ravi's collection: Christmas labels - Against Tuberculosis 1908-1955. Original title in Finnish,…

THAILAND 2023 WSC is coming up at the end of November

THAILAND 2023 Specialised World Stamp Championship Exhibition is organised by the Philatelic Association of Thailand under the patronage of H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, the philatelic patronage of the International Philatelic Federation…

A Visit to the Munich Philatelic Library

Abhishek Bhuwalka shared with us today the story of the Munich Philatelic Library on his blog https://thephilatelist.substack.com The Munich Philatelic Library (MPL) (German: Münchner Philatelistische Bibliothek), holding currently about 65,000…

Bill Hedley talks to The Stamp Collector

FEPA President, Bill Hedley, was interviewed by The Stamp Collector monthly. The interview was published in the magazine's current November issue. Bill believes that philately is not a world apart. "Everything about it relates to one or more…

ANKARA ’23 Catalogue and Results

ANKARA '23 was organised by the Turkish Philatelic Federation with the support of the Turkish Post (PTT) to celebrate and commemorate the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Republic of Türkiye. The exhibition is taking place from 20…

BALKANFILA XIX Catalogue and Palmares booklet

Balkanfila XIX was held in Belgrade from 12 to 14 October 2023 with the participation of 12 Balkan countries and Hungary as a guest country. The nineteenth edition of this significant regional philatelic exhibition in South-East Europe, seven…
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HAFNIA 24 Newsletter #5

HAFNIA 24 opens in ONE YEAR from now! Newsletter #5 Copenhagen, 28 October 2023 For exhibitors There is one year till we open the doors for HAFNIA 24, but deadline for applications is 31st December 2023. Your application is filled in directly…

76e Salon philatélique d’Automne

La Chambre syndicale française des Négociants et Experts en Philatélie, fondée en novembre 1970 est en France l’unique syndicat de dimension nationale pour les professionnels de la philatélie. Depuis le 5 décembre 2022, Paolo Salvatori…

Philately.live is online!

Yesterday, we received the following message from Philately.live: Philately.live is not another Philatelic web site, it is an AI Powered, next generation tool that will connect all collectors to all Philatelic organizations and resources worldwide.…

National Youth Stamp Competitions 2024

The Youth Stamp Competitions, which each year attract youngsters of all ages from across the United Kingdom, will be held as part of the national competitions to take place at the York Stamp Event on 19th and 20th July 2024. This event, which…
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Lettere sulle rotte oceaniche di due imprenditori toscani del XIX secolo

Angelo Piermattei - Lettere sulle rotte oceaniche di due imprenditori toscani del XIX secolo (Letters on the oceans routes of two 19th century Tuscan entrepreneurs), Post Horn, Milan, September 2023, in Italian, 17x24 cm, 168 pages with several…

“Giovanni Riggi di Numana” Award

Spazio Filatelia, the area devoted to philately at Milan’s central location of Poste Italiane, hosted the final ceremony of the second edition of the “Giovanni Riggi di Numana” Award. This award, jointly set up by the Khouzam Foundation…
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Sfizi.Di.Posta (the book)

Since 2018, Marco Occhipinti has been uncovering stories from letters, postcards, telegrams or any other interesting piece of postal history and presenting them on his "Sfizi.Di.Posta" website and Facebook page. A few days ago, the "Sfizi.Di.Posta"…
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Large Hermes Heads – Printings and Shades

The author, Stavros Andreadis, is a renowned collector and exhibitor of the Large Hermes Heads (LHH). His exhibit has been published twice in Edition d’Or series: No. 28 in 2011 and No. 60 in 2021. He was nominated for the Grand Prix International…

MARE BALTICUM 2024 next July, in Tartu, Estonia

The Estonian Philatelic Federation is organising the International Philatelic Exhibition MARE BALTICUM 2024, which will be held at the Estonian National Museum, Muuseumi tee 2, 60532 Tartu, from 26 to 28 July 2024. The exhibition has been granted…

2024 European Youth Sport Philately Challenge

From 1st May 2023 to 1st June 2024, the French Philatelic Federation (Fédération Française des Associations Philatéliques, FFAP), in partnership with Adphile, have been the organisers of the "2024 European Youth Sport Philately Challenge",…


We received the following Press Release from Stamp Active: The familiar “Youth Zone”, sponsored by the Philatelic Traders’ Society, returned to Stampex, manned by volunteers from the Stamp Active Network. Stamp Active had laid on a display…

“Tavolo dei «postali»”, Palermo, Sicily: 6-8 October

From 6 to 8 October, Palermo will host the third physical meeting “Tavolo dei «postali»” (Postmen's Table). The “Tavolo dei «postali»” was born as an idea in 2018. It found supporters in the Institute of Postal Historical Studies…


Upcoming Philatelic Exhibitions and Events



EFIRO 2024

2024 European Youth Sport
Philately Challenge

31.5.2024 – 2.6.2024