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…

Interesting new philatelic materials are available on-line

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Information has reached us about several new philatelic materials now on line.   Seminars on exhibiting postal history.   Recordings of the recent, excellent series of seminars organised by the FIP Postal History Commission have been placed on YouTube and are now available to view. Links to them are on the FIP website at: https://www.f-i-p.ch/ If you want to bring yourself up-to-date on Read more…

David Feldman introduces the on-line Museum of Philately

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  At the virtual Stampex held from 1st – 3rd October David Feldman introduced his plan to build a digital Museum of Philately. The idea is to have an on-line platform where images of collections can be stored and available to view long after the actual collection has been disposed of. In a video that Read more…

German Exhibitions and Seminars come thick and fast

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Philatelic life is thriving in Germany. First, the Bund Deutscher Philatelisten (BDPh) held a very successful Virtual NAPOSTA  exhibition that ran through the month of September. Its main aim was to give exhibitors an opportunity to qualify for IBRA in Essen (now postponed until May 2023) and it was well supported with 64 exhibits entered Read more…

Daniela Morolli has passed away

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With great sadness we bring the news that Daniela Morolli, wife of FEPA Vice President Giancarlo Morolli and a well-known figure in international philately for many years, died on 16th October 2020 at the age of 75. On behalf of the whole FEPA family the FEPA Board offers its deepest condolences to Giancarlo and to Read more…

Lumir Brendl has passed away.

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With great regret we announce the death of Lumir Brendl on 8th October 2020. We received the following obituary notice from Vit Vanicek. It is with deep regret that we have to announce the death of Mr Lumir Brendl on 8th October 2020 at the age of 85. Lumir was born on 8th March 1935 Read more…