Saturday, 23 September 2023
Tarvisio, Italy

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


TRELLEBORG 2023 Catalogue and Palmares booklet

TRELLEBORG 2023, the bilateral Swedish-German exhibition, concluded on Sunday 17 September. Ulf Nilsson was Chairman of the Organising Committee, Rikard Azelius was General Commissioner, and Peter Nordin was Chairman of the Jury. The exhibition…
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Latest Junge Sammler featuring “Travelling with stamps”

This is the latest Press Release from Axel Brockmann, the editorial office of Junge Sammler: Traveling with stamps - the new JUNGE SAMMLER makes it possible The summer holidays are over. School has started. The new issue of JUNGE SAMMLER…


The multinational exhibition ALPE-ADRIA TARVISIO 2023 will take place between Thursday 21 and Sunday 24 September in Tarvisio, Italy. It will be held under FEPA Recognition. Following the kind invitation of the organisers, the Union of the Philatelic…

TIMFILEX 2023 is coming up in Timișoara, 21-24 September

TIMFILEX 2023 is organised by the Timișoara Philatelic Association from 21 to 24 September and is held under the Patronage of the Romanian Philatelic Federation and the Recognition of FEPA. The beautiful and historic city of Timișoara has…
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Please find here a selection of photos from the MULTILATERALE 2023 exhibition that took place in Koper, Slovenia, from 7 to 10 October: https://photos. and an accompanying video:…

Miloš Ondráček was inducted into the Czech Postage Stamp Hall of Fame

The Czech Postage Stamp Hall of Fame was established in 2020. In 2023, the inductee was stamp engraver Miloš Ondráček, born in Prague in 1936. He is the engraver of 400 Czechoslovak, Czech and Slovak postage stamps. The official announcement…
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APS announces new free digital magazine

This is the highlight of the APS Newsletter that was received yesterday: The APS is proud to announce our plans to launch a new (and free) digital magazine: StampEd. This quarterly publication, debuting in February 2024, will invite the digital…

The success formula “Essen + Philately” will be continued

In late June, the German Philatelic Federation (BDPh) reported that the Essen International Stamp Fair was discontinued (see Because of the general feeling that the Essen…
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The Transvaal One Penny Arms Stamps 1870-1885

Lars Jørgensen RDPSA FRPSL, Grand Prix National winner at Cape Town 2022 WSC with his “South African Republic Transvaal 1869-1885”, has recently published the results of his latest research in more than 500 pages. This in-depth study covers…

A letter… Remember?

"Writing letters and cards to your friends and family is still a great way of communicating. We're just saying." This was the accompanying caption to a GPO advertising poster of the '60s in last July's tweet by the Postal Museum, London. Wouldn't…

MULTILATERALE 2023 Catalogue is now online

The seven-nation exhibition is due on 7-10 September in Koper/Capodistria, Slovenia. An attractive 68-page catalogue in Slovenian and German was released today, including the exhibits' list and much more. The exhibition will be held under FEPA…
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FIP has released its latest Flash magazine No. 135

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 and…
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The OPAL (Oriental Philatelic Association of London) has been dissolved

It was only a couple of weeks ago that we heard the bad news: the August 2023 number of the OPAL magazine was meant to be the last. A little later, the news got worse: not just the magazine, but the society itself was about to close. So, we…

Ulm Messe: International Stamp Fair 26-28 October

A paradise for stamp collectors: At the annual International Stamp Fair in Ulm (held in Sindelfingen during the pre-Covid period), philately's top event in Germany, enthusiastic collectors and newcomers will find everything for their hobby. There…
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Free Society Membership for Netherlands Collectors

The American Society for Netherlands Philately released the following offer to collectors on 24 August: Free Society Membership for Netherlands Collectors For the third year in a row, the American Society for Netherlands Philately is offering…

Cypriot and Lebanese philatelists will meet in Nicosia in October

We received the following communication from the Board of the Cyprus Philatelic Society on their great initiative to invite Lebanese fellow philatelists to Nicosia, Cyprus. On the 21st and 22nd of October 2023, a philatelic meeting will take…
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HAFNIA 24 Newsletter #4

If you want to exhibit? Send in your application now! Newsletter #4 Copenhagen, 22 August 2023 Even though there is long time to deadline 1 January 2024, it is now you should send in your application for exhibiting at HAFNIA24. Your application…

The British Guiana One Cent Magenta on display at STAMPEX

The Philatelic Traders' Society is delighted to announce that Gold PTS Member, Stanley Gibbons will be displaying their British Guiana One Cent Magenta at Stampex from 27th - 30th September. The British Guiana One Cent Magenta was last showcased…

TAIPEI 2023 – 39th Asian International Stamp Exhibition

Unprecedented media coverage and large crowds were reported in TAIPEI 2023 - 39th Asian International Stamp Exhibition (11-15 August). Tony Shields (Shields Stamps, Melbourne, Australia) posted on his Facebook page that "The final attendance…

An Audrey Hepburn stamp on display at TRELLEBORG 2023

The Swedish Philatelic Federation reports that an Audrey Hepburn stamp will be on display at TRELLEBORG 2023, the Swedish-German bilateral exhibition, which will take place from 15 to 17 September. The Hepburn stamp is on loan from the current…

ANKARA ’23 International Stamp Exhibition, 27-30 October

The Turkish Philatelic Federation is organising the International Stamp Exhibition Ankara’23, on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Republic of Turkey. The Turkish Postal Administration is the main sponsor of the…
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Varberg’s Postal History

We picked it up from the website of the Swedish Philatelic Federation. This is a newly published book that encapsulates knowledge regarding the development of postal service in what now constitutes the municipality of Varberg, Sweden. For the…

ALPE-ADRIA TARVISIO 2023 in September

The 26th ALPE-ADRIA international exhibition is scheduled to take place at the Palazzetto dello Sport, via degli Atleti Azzurri, Travisio, from 21 to 24 September 2023. It is organised by the Union of the Philatelic and Numismatic Societies…
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The Pacific Steam Navigation Co.

In the second half of the 19th century, the Pacific Steam Navigation Company almost entirely controlled the postal operations between or from Chile, Peru, and Ecuador via Panama to the United States or Europe. In a period of expansion of communications…

“phila”-Toscana 23 in Gmunden, Austria, on 25-27 August

The organisers are ready to welcome their exhibitors and visitors at "phila"-Toscana 23 in Gmunden, Austria, during the weekend of 25-27 August. Forty dealer and postal administration stands will be set up inside the exhibition venue. Special…

RPSL: The Devonshire Bowl and Plate

On 6 July 2023, the Royal Philatelic Society London ran the 3rd Devonshire Bowl One Frame competition at 15 Abchurch Lane. All members were able to participate as it was an "open" event enabling all subjects and classes recognised under existing…

Long-Lost Letters Bring Word, at Last

From The New York Times, 9 March 2023. Bryn Stole reported from London, Berlin and Oldenburg, Germany. In a love letter from 1745 decorated with a doodle of a heart shot through with arrows, María Clara de Aialde wrote to her husband, Sebastian,…

EuroPhilEx Birmingham 2025 under way

A few days ago EuroPhilEx Birmingham 2025 renovated its website, where the exhibition IREX and entry forms were uploaded. At the same time, the organisers announced that the exhibition dates were extended from 7 to 11 May. Europhilex 2025 is…

STAMP ACTIVE at STAMPEX with £20 Vouchers for Kids

Stamp Active latest Press Release: The Stamp Active Network, the voluntary organisation that promotes stamp collecting for children in the UK, will be at Autumn Stampex providing free stamps and goodie bags for young collectors. There will…

First Scientific Conference of the Italian Academy of Philately and Postal History

We received the following Press Release from the Italian Academy of Philately and Postal History: The Italian Academy of Philately and Postal History held its first Scientific Conference on 14 and 15 July 2023 at the splendid Hall of Honour…

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