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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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.…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Commemorating Sarajevo’s Olympic Glory

We received the following report from Bosnia and Herzegovina, written by Omer Merzić. Commemorating Sarajevo's Olympic Glory: Philatelic Exhibition Marks 40th Anniversary After a successful four-year period, the Society of Philatelists and…
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DeBra2024 Newsletter #4

Yesterday, DeBra2024 exhibition organisers released their February Newsletter. The big news is that the AIJP has granted patronage to the exhibition and that Heinrich Köhler will be the exhibition's major sponsor. It was also announced that…
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KARLSTAD 2024 is coming up in August

KARLSTAD 2024 is a national and regional exhibition that celebrates the 440th anniversary of the city of Karlstad, Sweden. It is organised by the local Karlstad Philatelic and Postcard Society together with the Kils Stamp Society. The Swedish…
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A Visit to the Frankfurt Philatelic Library

Another fine article on a philatelic library by Abhishek Bhuwalka. The article was first published as “A Visit to the Frankfurt Philatelic Library”, Philatelic Literature Review, whole no. 281 (Fourth Quarter 2023). It has been lightly edited…
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Masterclass on Exhibiting Techniques (15-17 February)

Three Zoom sessions are coming up, organised by the Philatelic Congress of India under the title "Masterclass on Exhibiting Techniques by World Renowned Philatelists". 15 February 2024 Peter Suhadolc on Thematic Philately Peter McCann 0n Traditional…
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PARIS-PHILEX 2024 at Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles

PARIS-PHILEX 2022 will take place in Hall 5.1 at the Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, from 30 May to 1 June. The exhibition is organised by CNEP (Chambre syndicale des Experts et Négociants en Philatélie), FFAP (Fédération Française des…
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Philatelia München at the MOC München-Freimann

Picked up from the BDPh Facebook account: After the successful re-launch on the first March weekend of 2023, the Philatelia München Stamp Fair will be held at the MOC München-Freimann on 2 and 3 March 2024 concurrently with the world-famous…
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DOBRICH FILEX 2023

We have received the following report from Boncho Bonev, Bulgaria. DOBRICH FILEX 2023 (20–26 October), organised by the Union of Bulgarian Philatelists and the Bulgarian Post, took place in the Dora Gabe Regional Library in Dobrich, Bulgaria.…
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Five new Edition d’Or volumes by the Global Philatelic Network

The Global Philatelic Network has produced five additional volumes in the renowned Edition d’Or series: Vol. 70: Switzerland Federal Mail – Rare Frankings 1849–1854 – The Richard Schäfer Sr. Collection Vol. 69: Ludwig van…
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Union of Philatelists of Serbia: New Board of Directors

Vladimir Milic was elected President of the Union of Philatelists of Serbia at the Assembly held on 9 January. At the same session, a new board of directors was elected for the next four years, January 2024 – December 2027. It consists of…
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HAFNIA 24 Newsletter #7

HAFNIA 24 is an exhibitor success! Newsletter #7 Copenhagen, 21 January 2024 HAFNIA 24 - is privileged with too many exhibits. The application deadline for HAFNIA 24 was 31st December, and we had a goal of filling 1300 frames, and a maximum…
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Boletim do Clube Filatelico de Portugal

The Boletim do Clube Filatelico de Portugal is a quarterly philatelic magazine that first appeared in 1946. It is the house organ of the Clube Filatelico de Portugal (CFP), the largest philatelic society in Portugal and one of the largest philatelic…

Anton van Deutekom (1951-2024)

It is with much sorrow and deepest regret that we inform you that Anton van Deutekom passed away on 20 January. Anton's passion was Thematic Philately because it requires expertise, good storytelling and a drive to improve constantly. He set…
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FIP has released its latest Flash magazine No. 136

The International Philatelic Federation (FIP) has uploaded on its website the latest issue of Flash, its biannual official house organ. Contents: Highlights of the FIP Board Meetings News from the FIP Commissions FIP Jury…
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EFIRO 2024 exhibition programme announced

EFIRO 2024 - World Stamp Exhibition (16-19 April) is only three months away. The programme includes several FIP seminars, a visit to the Museum of Romanian Records, a sight-seeing tour, cocktails and receptions, the annual AIJP Congress, the…
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FEPA News magazine January 2024 is now online

FEPA released today the January 2024 issue of FEPA News magazine featuring: News from FEPA News from FEPA Members Exhibition News Forthcoming Exhibitions FEPA Exhibiting Developments in Philately The World of Research …

Jørgen Jørgensen (1944-2024)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jørgen Jørgensen, past president of FEPA (2009-2013) and member of the FEPA Board since 2001. Jørgen became a member of the Danish Philatelic Society in 1998 and has received great…
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The 2024 recipient of the Alfred F. Lichtenstein Memorial Award

Copied from the Collectors Club website: The Collectors Club has named one of America’s leading philatelists as the newest honoree with its Alfred F. Lichtenstein Memorial Award for Distinguished Service to Philately. He is Dr. James P.…
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BDPh online seminars for 2024

Until mid-March this year, the BDPh will be offering five seminars on exciting topics. Participation is free of charge and open to all interested parties. Similarly to the previous seminar sessions, the Zoom software will be used, which can…

The Museum of Philately becomes a Non-Profit Organisation

Today's announcement by the Museum of Philately: The Museum of Philately, which up until recently was sponsored by David Feldman SA International Auctioneers, is now being re-established as a Non-Profit Organisation in the interest of developing…
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FESOFI announces EXFILNA 2024 in Valladolid

The Spanish Federation (FESOFI) has announced that preparations for the national philatelic exhibition EXFILNA 2024, in early October in Valladolid, are underway. The exhibition will take place at the Cúpula del Milenio (Millennium Dome),…
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Historians’ Colloquium – Celebrating UPU’s 150th anniversary

The UPU will launch its 150th anniversary celebrations in close partnership with La Poste Groupe, La Poste Historical Committee (CHP) and SIRICE laboratory by delving into the rich history of postal services and the UPU through a historical…
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The Postal Stationery of Nigeria

Nigeria may not seem the obvious choice of country for a specialist in postal stationery. With a rather limited set of postal stationery classes and issues involved, the number of pages in the Higgins & Gage catalogue is very small. Furthermore,…

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Upcoming Philatelic Exhibitions and Events

EFIRO 2024
16-19.4.2024
FIP PATRONAGE
FEPA RECOGNITION

2024 European Youth Sport
Philately Challenge
30.5.2024
FEPA RECOGNITION

NORDIA 2024
31.5.2024 – 2.6.2024
FEPA RECOGNITION

DEBRA 2024
27.6.2024 – 30.6.2024

MARE BALTICUM 2024
26.7.2024 – 28.7.2024
FEPA RECOGNITION