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 44 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


Serbia announces BALKANFILA XIX in Belgrade in October 2023

The Serbian Philatelic Federation has announced the BALKANFILA XIX Philatelic Exhibition, which will be held under FEPA Recognition from 12 to 14 October 2023. BALKANFILA XIX is sponsored by the Serbian Post. Participating countries are Albania,…

Prakob Chirakiti is the newly elected FIP President

A new FIP Board was elected today at the 76th FIP Congress in Jakarta. Because of the postponement of the elections in 2020, the Vice-Presidents and Directors for America and Europe were elected for a half-term or two years (2022-24), to ensure…
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INDONESIA 2022 World Stamp Championship results

The INDONESIA 2022 Palmares dinner took place on Sunday evening, 7 August. Major winners: World Stamp Champion: William Kwan, Hong Kong, “Hong Kong Designs, Proofs, Specimens and Other Archival Materials” Grand Prix International: Jan…
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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,…


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