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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PARIS-PHILEX 2024 à Paris Expo

Paris-Philex 2024 se déclinera en : Une compétition philatélique ambitieuse (plus de 100 participants au Championnat de France). Une exposition spéciale consacrée aux Jeux Olympiques et le Concours Open Sport Philatélique2024. …
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The GBPS Review of the 2023/2024 Season

We have received the latest Press Release from John Davies RDP FRPSL, Press Officer of the Great Britain Philatelic Society (GBPS). Review of the 2023/2024 Season The GBPS Annual Competitions were held in March with a wide variety of exhibits.…
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EnajstoOkno 2024 in Cranj, Slovenia

The 11th edition of the specialised biannual exhibition in Slovenia has become an NTE (Narrow Theme Exhibits) exhibition, calling for participation one-, two-, and three-frame exhibits from all countries, members of FEPA. The exhibits must…
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DeBra2024 Newsletter #8

We have received the latest Newsletter from the DeBra2024 organisers with the following highlights: Special exhibition envelopes are on sale. The 15 jurors for the exhibition have been named and will be presented on the homepage. Furthermore,…
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BALKANFILA Newsletter No. 3

A rich report from EFIRO 2024, the latest news about the upcoming exhibitions in the Balkan countries, new publications and new stamp issues, an acquaintance with the Romanian Museum of Records in Bucharest, and much more is what Newsletter…
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Opus XXIV

22 articles from prominent scholars under the general theme "The Spanish speaking countries" was this year's contribution to Editor Guy Coutant's call for papers in Opus XXIV. It is the socond time that the annual publication of the European…

RPSL and Royal Patronages

In his  President's Newsletter, dated 8 May, Mike J Y Roberts FRPSL, President of the Royal Philatelic Society London, wrote: Some of you who follow the press briefings over in the UK will be aware that there has been a recent review of Royal…
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HAFNIA 24 Newsletter #10

Exhibits and Jury ready Newsletter #10 Copenhagen, 6 May 2024 The Exhibits for HAFNIA 24 are now on-line The lists of exhibits at HAFNIA 24 are now available on-line. The lists are in both class and country order and a separate list for…
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New Board and President for the Philatelic Society of Egypt

We received the following announcement from our member, the Philatelic Society of Egypt. At the Philatelic Society of Egypt a new board of directors was elected for the next four years at its General Assembly held on 8 December 2023. Later,…
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EUROPHILEX 2025 – One Year To Go by Jon Aitchison

Jon Aitchison will speak on Zoom about next year's biggest philatelic event in Europe. The Zoom session is scheduled for Tuesday 7 May, at 16:00 CEST. EuroPhilEx Birmingham 2025 opens on 7 May 2025, so with one year to go, this is an outline…
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Exhibition: Il voto delle donne

The exhibition 'Il voto delle donne' (Women's Vote) will be open between 29 April and 10 June 2024 at the Esperienza Europa - David Sassoli exhibition space, Piazza Venezia 6c, Rome. It is about voting rights, narrated through postage stamp…
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1,050 Reasons to Attend Virtual Stampex 2024

Summary of the latest Newsletter from PTS and Stampex International on Virtual Stampex, which is coming up on 2-4 May 2024: 39 Booths to explore. The Booth Hall and Society Hall include dealers, auction houses, magazines, online platforms,…
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BRATISLAVAFILA 2023 Palmares booklet

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Slovak Republic, the Union of Slovak Philatelists (ZSF), in cooperation with the Slovak Post, has organised BRATISLAVAFILA 2023, a National philatelic exhibition with international participation,…
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Crawford Festival 2024

We've picked this up from the website of the Association of British Philatelic Societies (ABPS): The Royal Philatelic Society London is pleased to announce the short list of six from which the Crawford Medal Committee will select the 2024…
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The Mulready Caricature

Co-authors Robin Cassell FRPSL and Richard Hobbs FRPSL have provided us with the following brief introduction on the RPSL website: When Rowland Hill introduced the Mulready Envelope and Lettersheet to the world on 6 May 1840 they were immediately…
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An all-round view on mail: Prato, Italy, 20-22 June

Today, we received the following from the Istituto di studi storici postali “Aldo Cecchi” odv. Prato (23 April 2024) – Two months on, it is safe to say that almost everything is ready for the International Conference “Postal History…
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YEREVAN 2024 International Exhibition

Hovik Musayelyan, President of the Armenian Philatelists Association, has sent us the following invitation. Last year, on December 4-14, a philatelic exhibition devoted to Christian Values took place in Yerevan. The official cancellation ceremony…
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New volumes by the Global Philatelic Network

Three new books have been recently presented by Tobias Huylmans and Jonas Hällström, both Managing Directors at the Global Philatelic Network. The presentation took place in Bucharest during EFIRO 2024 World Stamp Exhibition. Edition d’Or…
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DeBra2024 Newsletter #7

Latest Newsletter from DeBra2024 organisers: The registration deadline for DeBra2024 ended on February 29, 2024. The goal was to fill the 600 existing frames with exhibits. As the new frames with 16 sheets per frame will be used, all applicants…
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EFIRO 2024 Results

The EFIRO 2024 World Philatelic Exhibition concluded yesterday evening with the Palmares dinner at the famous Le Château. The organisers announced that 63 countries with 563 exhibits in 2655 frames participated. The big winners are: Grand…
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HAFNIA 24 Newsletter #9

HAFNIA 24 Palmarés Tickets Newsletter #9 Copenhagen, 15 April 2024 The Palmarés will take place Saturday 19 October 2024 at 7.00 pm at CPH Conference 50 meters from the exhibition hall and next to CPH Hotel. The price per ticket is 130€…

China accused of flooding Britain with fake Royal Mail stamps

Reported yesterday by Ellie Ng in the Independent. China has been accused of flooding Britain with counterfeit Royal Mail stamps. The Daily Telegraph reported that sources close to Royal Mail said fakes from the Asian country were causing a…
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Vote for the most popular music stamp of 2023

Stamp collectors from all over the world are invited to vote for the most popular music stamp 2023. The designer of the winning stamp will be awarded the Yehudi-Menuhin-Trophy 2024 by Motivgruppe Musik, the International Philatelic Music Study…
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Bill Hedley awarded the Congress Medal 2024

ABPS website reports: The ABPS has awarded the Congress Medal 2024 to Bill Hedley, FRPSL. He has made and continues to make contributions to organised philately at all levels. He was elected President of the Federation of European Philatelic…
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All eyes are on EFIRO 2024 in Bucharest

In less than two weeks, EFIRO 2024 World Philatelic Exhibition will welcome its exhibitors and visitors to the biggest philatelic event of the year. The 2500-frame exhibition will take place at the National Library of Romania on 16-19 April…
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14th International Scout and Guide Stamp Exhibition

Julian Rodriguez Fernandez, Secretary of the Club Filatelico de Scouts y Guias, Granada, Spain sent us the following information. The 14th International Scout and Guide Stamp Exhibition, EuroScout 2024, will take place in the city of Granada,…
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NORDIA 2024 – Programme, Jury, and much more are now online

NORDIA 2024 is less than two months away (31 May - 2 June). It will be held at the Skjærgårdshallen, in Langesund, Norway. The exhibition has been granted FEPA Recognition. The deadline for entry forms is now over. There are approximately…
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London Spring National 2024 is over

From the ABPS website: The first GB national stamp competition to be hosted at the premises of the Royal Philatelic Society London has been judged a great success. With 43 entries taking part, there was an exceptionally high standard with Richard…
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Bad Segeberg is July’s Capital of Youth Philately

Latest Press Release from Deutsche Philatelisten-Jugend e. V.: Cool drinks with a “future” On July 13th and 14th, a triple will take place at the youth academy in Bad Segeberg: In addition to the JuPhilA (a regional youth exhibition),…

2024 Postal History Symposium

We've picked it up from the APS website: The thirteenth biennial Postal History Symposium will be held on 1-2 November 2024 at the American Philatelic Center in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. The theme for the 2024 symposium will be "The Universal…

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Upcoming Philatelic Exhibitions and Events

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

ALPEN-ADRIA 2024
13.9.2024 – 15.9.2024