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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The art in postage stamps and other philatelic writings

Francesco Giuliani and Il Postalista make a free offer to the philatelic community. A new book on the philatelic memoirs of Rodolfo Renier from Treviso, born in 1857, who not only led a brilliant academic career in Turin, at the local Ateneo…
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Last edition of Philatelic Exporter

The sad news was announced yesterday by the magazine website and Twitter account: Due to the challenging economic conditions, the difficult decision has been taken to cease publication of Philatelic Exporter, with the February edition being…
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Presentations by SOFIMA (Sociedad Filatélica de Madrid)

Here is the program of the presentations by SOFIMA, for the first quarter of 2023, both live at the Society premises and via videoconference. The latter are open to all with free participation. The presentations are uploaded to the SOFIMA…
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IBRA 2023 Newsletter No. 2

Today we received IBRA Newsletter No. 2.   IBRA RUNDBRIEF Nr. 2 / 30. Januar 2023   Willkommen zum 2. IBRA Rundbrief Noch genau 115 Tage, dann öffnet die Internationale Briefmarkenausstellung IBRA 2023 in Essen ihre Pforten.…
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Aerofilatelia: Crociere Atlantiche Balbo

A book by Francesco Giaccardi about the two Atlantic crossings in 1930 and 1933, by Italo Balbo, a leading Italian aviator, Minister of the Air Force (1929-1933) and Governor of Italian Libya (1934-1940). It is organised in 13 chapters with…
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NORDIA 2023 coming up next June in Garðabær, Iceland

NORDIA 2023 will take place in Iceland this year, organised by the Icelandic Federation. The exhibition will host all competition classes on 700 frames with a very modest participation fee at 25 euros per frame or per Literature exhibit, while…
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Virtual Stampex 2023 Announced

We received the following from the PTS: The Philatelic Traders’ Society is proud to announce that Virtual Stampex is back for 2023, and promises to deliver an even more exciting philatelic experience for collectors all around the world The…
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“La posta mai immaginata”: A cycle of ten Zoom presentations every Monday

Art, conservation, culture, entertainment: the common threads that characterize the "Tavolo dei «postali»" is coming back for the third digital cycle under the title "La posta mai immaginata". Ten Zoom presentations with free participation.…
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Fête du Timbre 2023: 11-12 March

The French Federation (Fédération Française des Associations Philatéliques, FFAP), the Phil@poste and ADPhile are setting up for next March the annual Fête du Timbre, formerly known as Journée du Timbre. The Fête du Timbre will be spread…
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The Ottoman Post Offices and Services in Iraq

The Ottoman Post Offices and Services in Iraq with Military Post & Foreign Postal Agencies, by Kemal Giray FRPSL, has been recently published by Balkanphila Ltd. 2023, in A4 size, softcover, 209 pages, illustrated in colour, limited edition…
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MULTILATERALE 2023 website is now live!

The upcoming MULTILATERALE exhibition is organised by the Filatelistična zveza Slovenije (Slovenian Philatelic Union, FZS) and will take place under FEPA recognition, from 7 to 10 September 2023 in Osnovna šola Koper (Scuola Elementare Capodistria),…
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TRELLEBORG 2023 Bilateral Swedish-German Exhibition

Common collecting interests between Swedish and German philatelists was the spark that ignited the idea of a bilateral exhibition in Trelleborg Sweden, between 15 and 17 September. The Sveriges Filatelistförbund (SFF) mentions on its website…
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The 2023 recipients of the Alfred F. Lichtenstein Memorial Award

Copied from the Collectors Club website: For the first time in the 70-year history of one of the stamp hobby’s most prestigious awards, the Collectors Club has named three simultaneous winners of the Alfred F. Lichtenstein Memorial Award…
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Koleksionisti: From the Association of Collectors of Albania

Robert Ballauri (1925-2006) was a prominent philatelic figure in his homeland, also well-known outside Albania. In 1998 he visualised, created and published the Koleksionisti magazine, as the house organ of the Association of Collectors of Albania.…
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The Bordeaux Cover and other rarities at IBRA 2023

A few weeks ago the IBRA 2023 website mentioned that thanks to Richard Borek GmbH & Co. KG, the unique Bordeaux Cover bearing both one penny orange-red and two pence deep blue Mauritius examples will be on display at the IBRA Schatzkammer…
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FEPA News magazine January 2023 now online

FEPA released today the January 2023 issue of FEPA News magazine featuring: News from FEPA News from FEPA Members FEPA Exhibiting Exhibitions in the Second Half of 2022 Forthcoming Exhibitions Developments in Philately …
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Treasures from the Smithsonian National Postal Museum

The Collectors Club, New York, had invited Elliot Gruber, Director of the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, to make a presentation on camera. On 4th January, the Museum Director showed a number of the most elusive and diverse items of the…
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Pantelis Leoussis is awarded with the 2022 HPS Medal

​Pantelis Leoussis is the 2022 recipient of the Hellenic Philatelic Society Medal for "Significant services to Hellenic philately". Pantelis Leoussis, 84, composer and pianist by profession, fluent in French, Italian and (naturally) Greek,…
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Richard West receives Special Award

Richard West MBE, FRPSL, has received a special award from Stamp Active in recognition of fifty years of service to youth philately. He first joined the Melville Memorial Committee in 1972 and he has given continuous service to the evolving…
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FIP releases Flash magazine No. 134

The International Philatelic Federation (FIP) has uploaded on its website the latest issue of Flash, its biannual official house organ. You can download the 36-page Flash No. 134 from here: https://www.fepanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/FLASH-134-Dec.pdf…
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Best Maximum Card World Competition 2021

Pascal Bandry, Chairman, and Bostjan Petauer, Secretary of the FIP Maximaphily Commission published the results of the "Best Maximum Card World Competition 2021". Out of nineteen entries received, the winners were: 1st place: Poland, 60 points 2nd…
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Memories of an old stamp dealer

Francesco Giuliani revisited the memories of Romolo Mezza, which had been written almost a century ago, edited them, produced a long introduction, and put everything together in a brand new book. Romolo Mezzadri was born in Rome in 1861 and…
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Latest Junge Sammler on winter delights

This is the latest Press Release from Axel Brockmann, the editorial office of the Junge Sammler: The new JUNGE SAMMLER is coming - winter delights are the main theme Whether you want to hibernate like the animals or prefer to play chess and…
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Rhône Philatélie, the magazine of the French part of Switzerland

Rhône Philatélie, published by an association of eight philatelic societies of the Valais and Vaud cantons of the French speaking part of Switzerland, offers four issues per year. It is also sent to all the members of thirty philatelic societies…

Gábor Visnyovszki (1945-2022)

We report with sadness that on 18th December Gábor Visnyovszki passed away. The deceased was member of the AIEP with expertise in Hungarian philately, member of the AEP and awardee of  the Mérite Philatélique Européen in 2004, FIP juror…
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EXFILNA 2023 and JUVENIA 2023 in Teruel next April

The 61st National Philatelic Exhibition and Spanish Championship, EXFILNA 2023, will take place in Teruel from 19 to 23 April 2023. It is organised by the Spanish Federation, FESOFI, and the Spanish Post (Correos). The exhibition is held under…
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Guide to the Postal Stationery of Iraq (2nd edition)

A new book published by the Royal Philatelic Society London. The purpose of this Guide to the Postal Stationery of Iraq, by Clayton Rubec and Akthem Al-Manaseer, is to stimulate interest in this aspect of Iraqi and Mesopotamian philately.…
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Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New Year!

In 1993, the British Christmas stamps celebrated the 150th anniversary of the publication of A Christmas Carol (1843) by Charles Dickens. Within a week of its publication some 6000 copies of the book had been sold at five shillings each. Dickens…
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The Struggle for Dominance on the Indian Subcontinent 1494-1819

A new book for the first time sheds light on the history and postal history of the Indian subcontinent up to the establishment of British rule. The philately and postal history of the Indian subcontinent is rich and spans a long period of time.…
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FEPA Panel Discussion: “Philately – Forever in the shadows?”

On 25th November, during MONACOPHIL 2022, FEPA hosted a Round Table discussion in front of an audience on the strengths and weaknesses of philately and how it might evolve in the 21st century. Moderator of the event was Charles Epting, CEO of…

Upcoming Philatelic Exhibitions and Events

IBRA 2023
FIP PATRONAGE
FEPA RECOGNITION

BRATISLAVAFILA 2023
FEPA RECOGNITION

MULTILATERALE 2023
FEPA RECOGNITION

TRELLEBORG 2023
FEPA RECOGNITION

ALPE-ADRIA 2023
FEPA RECOGNITION