New Director joins FEPA Board

Published on

  We are delighted to announce that Thomas Hoepfner has accepted an invitation to join the FEPA Board as a Director. Thomas is a well-known figure in German and European philately and has been closely involved with the organisation of IBRA 2023. This fills the vacancy created when Ari Muhonen stepped down from the Board Read more…

Spring STAMPEX will be virtual

Published on

Faced with the impossibility of holding Spring Stampex as usual in February at the Business Design Centre in London due to the pandemic, the Philatelic Traders’ Society has decided to cancel it and hold another virtual exhibition instead. The next Virtual Stampex will be open continuously for 72 hours from 25th – 27th March 2021 and Read more…

Bulgarian Philatelists celebrate first Bulgarian banknotes

Published on

On 1st December 2020 the Union of Bulgarian Philatelists and the Bulgarian Postal Administration organised  a ‘solemn validation’ of a single-stamp block (miniature sheet) celebrating the 135th anniversary of the printing of the first Bulgarian banknotes in St Petersburg. The ceremony was held in the Royal Palace ‘Vrana’ with the number of guests kept small Read more…

Serbian National Exhibition (SOFIZ 1) now open on-line

Published on

  SOFIZ 1 IS NOW OPEN. SOFIZ 1 is the first Serbian National exhibition held on-line. It also has international participation. The exhibition will remain open to visitors until 14 December 2020. To visit SOFIZ 1, go to: http://www.philaserbia.com/sofiz1/

FIP announces new initiatives on Open Philately and Virtual Exhibitions

Published on

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

Published on

  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

Published on

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

Published on

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…