‘Cursores’ wins the 2020 AEP Prize for the Philatelic Press

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The Académie Européenne de Philatelie (AEP) has this year awarded its Prize for the Philatelic Press to the magazine ‘Cursores’, published by the Associazione Italiana di Storia Postale (AISP), and edited by Paolo Zavattoni. This is a recognition of the high standard set by ‘Cursores’ and consolidates its standing as a journal of international importance. Read more…

Another COVID casualty. Sindelfingen 2020 has been cancelled.

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The annual International Stamp Fair that was due to be held in the Exhibition Hall at Sindelfingen, Germany, from 22 – 24 October 2020 has been cancelled. The restrictions currently applying to exhibitions in Baden-Württemberg to combat COVID-19 have made it impossible for the Organisers to proceed with a workable plan. This means that the annual Read more…

STAMPA 2020 has been cancelled

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The Organisers of the Irish national exhibition (STAMPA) have been obliged to cancel the exhibition this year because COVID restrictions have made it impossible to use the Conference Centre. The exhibition was due to take place in Dublin in October. The next STAMPA will, therefore, be held in Dublin from 15-17 October 2021. The Irish Federation Read more…

American Philatelic Society Postal History Symposium is open to all

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The American Philatelic Society (APS), together with the American Philatelic Research Library and Museum, is organising a virtual Postal History Symposium from 26 – 30 October 2020. The theme will be ‘Postal Innovation in the Classic Era – Evolution leading to Modernization’ and an impressive list of speakers to deliver 14 presentations has already been Read more…

Manfred Bergman has passed away

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We were sorry to hear that Manfred Bergman died in early July in Geneva at the age of 92. He participated in Verso Mexico 68 in Riccione where he came into contact with Italian collectors. He then made proposals for modifying the FIP Thematic Regulations which at the time were penalizing for sport-Olympic collections and Read more…

‘Qui Filatelia’ has published its 100th issue.

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At the Veronaphil in November 2019 the Federazione Italiana fra le Società Filateliche (FSFI) celebrated its 100th birthday. Now another “100” event has taken place in spite of Covid-19: Qui Filatelia, the Federation magazine, has reached its 100th issue. Over the years the magazine has received high appreciation because of the appeal and variety of its contents as Read more…

Delcampe is 20, and publishes special collectors’ magazine to celebrate.

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The Delcampe online collectors’ market-place has just celebrated its 20th birthday. During that time it has handled 50 million transactions involving more than 1 million collectors and, to mark this important milestone, it has published an on-line magazine and made it freely available to everyone. It is a ‘Generalist’ publication, designed to appeal both to Read more…

SPANISH FEDERATION BOOK ON DISINFECTED MAIL IS AVAILABLE FREE

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  The Spanish Federation (FESOFI) has published a new book on disinfected mail and has generously put it on its website where it can be downloaded free of charge. The title of the book is:  “From the Great Plague of Marseille (1720-1722) to the Covid-19”. The authors are Esteve Doménech and Antonio Llacér, and the Read more…

WÜBA 2020 IS CANCELLED

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We have been informed that it has regrettably been necessary to cancel the WÜBA 2020 event for young philatelists, including the Stamp Camp, that was due to be held in Würzburg in September 2020. This is because of the current pandemic restrictions. The event may be rescheduled in 2021. Further information will be provided as it becomes Read more…