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


Elections at the Federation of Italian Philatelic Societies

On 15 June, the Assembly of the Federation of Italian Philatelic Societies re-elected Bruno Crevato-Selvaggi (left in photo) as president for the next three-year term, with 156 votes; his opponent Umberto Cavallaro received 85 votes. Photo:…

The FEPA Awards for 2023

The FEPA Board wishes to express its profound gratitude to everyone who has contributed to the recognition of exceptional achievements in the world of European philately by nominating individuals and societies for the FEPA Medals and Certificates…

Next year’s NORDIA 2025 in Malmö

We have received this Newsletter from the Swedish Federation: Postiljonen is Main Sponsor of NORDIA 2025! Postiljonen AB, the leading Nordic stamp auction house, is happy to announce its partnership with NORDIA 2025, the major Nordic stamp…

NORDIA 2024 Awards

The regional exhibition NORDIA 2024 took place in Langesund, Norway, from 31 May until 2 June. The big winners were: Grand Prix Nordia (Championship Class): Benny Winther (Denmark), "The Classic Stamps of Denmark 1851–1863" Grand…

DeBra2024 Newsletter #10

DeBra2024 is only three weeks away. In Newsletter #10 sent out yesterday, there are many good reasons to visit the exhibition. Brazilian special postage stamp "200 years of German immigration in Brazil" Opening ceremony with stamp…

The Large Hermes Heads of Greece—Deciphering These Magnificent Classical Stamps

This luxurious book is the result of several years of systematic study. In a concise yet understandable and structured way, it brings together much of the philatelic knowledge regarding the Large Hermes Heads—the first postage stamps of Greece,…

URUGUAY 2025 World Stamp Exhibition

URUGUAY 2025 is a Specialised World Stamp Exhibition under FIP patronage, organised by the Federación Uruguaya de Filatelia (FUF) on the occasion of the bicentenary of Uruguay's independence, sponsored by the Uruguayan Postal Service, and supported…

FFAP launches revamped website

The French Philatelic Federation (Fédération Française des Associations Philatéliques, FFAP) has unveiled its revamped website, featuring a modern design, easy navigation, and a wealth of useful information; a true gem for philately enthusiasts. You…

BOSTON 2026 Bulletin #1

Two years before its grand opening, BOSTON 2026 WORLD EXPO is preparing to celebrate the United States 250th anniversary with a big philatelic show at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC). According to the organisers, there will…

International philatelic exhibition in Belgrade in 2027

At the recent Philatelic Exhibition, EFIRO 2024, in Bucharest, the Union of Philatelists of Serbia and the Post of Serbia applied to the FIP to host a world philatelic exhibition in Belgrade. The FIP  Board of Directors accepted the proposal. Ratification…

DeBra2024 Newsletter #9

The latest Newsletter from DeBra2024 features: In addition to the Arge Brazil special show, another highlight will be on display at the exhibition. It is the exhibit “Prussia - The First Three Issues 1850-59”, which received the Grand…

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. …

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.…

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…

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,…

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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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…

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,…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…


Upcoming Philatelic Exhibitions and Events

2024 European Youth Sport
Philately Challenge

31.5.2024 – 2.6.2024

DEBRA 2024
27.6.2024 – 30.6.2024

26.7.2024 – 28.7.2024

13.9.2024 – 15.9.2024