FEPA Certificate of Appreciation 2020
Briefmarkensammlerverein St. Pölten [Society of Stamp Collectors St. Pölten] (Austria)
With over 200 members, the St. Pölten Philatelic Society is one of the largest in Austria. It celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2020 and has been fostering friendly relations with Heidenheim/Germany, Clichy/France, and St. Gilles/Belgium for over 50 years, with an annual meeting being hosted in turns by the four partners. Furthermore, a philatelic exchange has been maintained twice a year for the past 25 years with St. Pölten’s twin-city of Brno/Czech Republic. There are not many clubs that have stayed true to the spirit of European philatelic cooperation for so long, in good times as in bad. It is this tradition that has also formed many a personal friendship, leading to repeated private reunions, thus further strengthening, and promoting the European idea.