ANTVERPIADE 2020: National Championship of Philately with International participation

Published on Author José Ramón Moreno

National Championship of Philately with International participation – ANTVERPIADE 2020

 

 Opening Ceremony of the VII° Olympic Games of Antwerp in 1920 and the Baron Pierre de Coubertin

From Friday the 28th of August until Sunday the 30th of August the Belgian National Championship of Philately – with International participation – ANTVERPIADE 2020
will take place in Exhibition hall 1 of ANTWERP Expo, together with a specific international fair for postage stamps, covers, coins, picture postcards, ….

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday there is an exhibition of around 500 frames (plus literature) with international participation by the Dutch  (KNBF) and the French (FFAP) Federation.
In a separate section a Champions Class and an Invitation Class is also accessible to the public.

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The topic of the exhibition will be the 100th anniversary of the VII° Olympic Games of Antwerp in 1920.
This will certainly be part of the exhibition catalogue with interesting articles and a special Mystamp postage stamp.
All day long YouTube based movies of the 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp will run on television screens – Quite special indeed (!)

Thanks to the cooperation with Sportimonium (The official Olympic Museum) a lot of unique items will be present at our Exhibition.
The City of Antwerp also commemorates the Olympic Games of 1920, so Antverpiade 2020 will be part of an Impressive Program 1920 – 2020 in our country.

Everyday activities :

  • Exhibition of around 500 frames including almost ALL the available picture postcards of the Olympic Games Antwerpen 1920 and ALL the different stamps of the 1920 Olympics

– The admission is free

  • Literature exhibits

  • Several study groups (Themaphila – Belgian Olympic Comité – Buzin – …)

– Bpost sells a new edition of stamps or leaflet (The roaring twenties – the European BIG FIVE – Alzheimer – box with 100 self adhesive stamps – Belgian Abbeys and Monasteries.

Opening hours and some important events:

Friday the 28th of AUGUST : Open : 10.00 – 17.00 hrs

Opening reception (on invitation only) at 11.00 hrs (Blue Salon) in the Exhibition Hall

Palmares with festive dinner from 19.00 – 22.00 hrs in Hotel Ramada Plaza Antwerp (5  minutes walk from the exhibition hall)

Saturday the 29th of August : Open : 10.00 – 17.00 hrs

Sunday the 30th of August : Open : 10.00 – 15.00 hrs

Palmares reception (on invitation only) at 12.30 hrs (Blue Salon) in the Exhibition Hall

Palmares event at 16.00 hours for the exhibitors and on invitation (Blue Salon) in the Exhibition Hall

Further program details see www.antverpiade2020.be

 

Jozef Ghys