FIP announces new initiatives on Open Philately and Virtual Exhibitions

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The Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (FIP) has recently made two important decisions in response to the continuing evolution of philatelic exhibiting. The first relates to Open Philately, an approach to exhibiting whose popularity has increased steadily since the Open Class was accepted in FIP exhibitions several years ago. The formation of an FIP Open Philately Commission Read more…

NOTOS 2021 – Bulletin 2 has been published

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  Right on time, the Organising Committee of NOTOS 2021 has published Bulletin 2 in preparation for the exhibition. NOTOS will be held at the Peristeri Exhibition Centre in Athens from 19 – 22 November 2021 and is expected to have 2,000 16-sheet frames + 200 Literature exhibits. It will be a great opportunity for Read more…

FEPA’s Board holds virtual meeting with its Members

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On 21st November 2020 the FEPA Board held a Zoom meeting with its Members, the national Federations, Associations and Unions. The meeting was joined by representatives from 31 Members and by the members of the Board. The FIP President, Bernie Beston, also joined the meeting by invitation. The meeting was called because it has proved Read more…

Young philatelists in Germany prepare for Christmas

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The Deutsche Philatelisten-Jugend e.V. have issued a press release about the novel approach being taken by one group in South West Germany to prepare for the Christmas period in this year of COVID restrictions on meeting and travelling. The press release is attached. The idea, created by Roman Machauer for the Young Philatelists’ Group in Read more…

MONACOPHIL 2021 will take place from 3 – 5 December 2021

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  MONACOPHIL 2021 will be held at the Terrasses de Fontvieille in Monte Carlo from 3rd – 5th December 2021. As usual it will include an exhibition on specific themes, a display of 100 iconic items provided by members of the Club de Monte Carlo and an opportunity to meet postal administrations and international stamp Read more…

Saverio Imperato (1935 – 2020)

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It is with regret that we inform you of the death of Saverio Imperato, a great Italian philatelist, on 20 November 2020. A brilliant professor of immunology, he was well known around the world for his charming personality, his assiduous participation in international exhibitions and his determination to compete for the top awards. He started Read more…

Virtual EXFILNA 2020 is a great success

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We are delighted to report that, in spite of all the current COVID restrictions,  the Spanish Federation of Philatelic Societies (FESOFI) and its President Mr García Fernández have succeeded in holding a successful 58th national philatelic exhibition (EXFILNA 2020) virtually. The exhibition took place from 28th October – 1st November 2020.     The scale Read more…

Congratulations to the NEXOFIL Award Winners for 2020

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The Organizing Committee of the annual Nexofil Awards have announced in Madrid the winners of the ‘Best Stamp in the World’ competition for 2020 and the associated awards for various categories of stamp.  The competitions were judged by an international jury and the winners of ‘Best Stamp in the World’ are: 1st       Read more…