FEPA Certificate of Appreciation 2020
Verein Siegburger Briefmarkenfreunde e.V. [Society of Stamps Collectors Siegburg] (Germany)
The beginnings of organized philately in the club can be dated back to 1930, but the society was formally founded in 1946. In 1957 it celebrated its tenth anniversary by organizing the first class-3 competitive exhibition. Over the decades this was followed by other class-3 and -2 events. In 1989 it celebrated the partnership between Nogent sur Marne and Siegburg, together with the Association Philatélique Nogentaise, by organizing a “German-French Stamp Salon”. The society started its membership magazine Phila-Report in 1997 and has published works on postal transport in the Siegburg region and on the postmarks of Siegburg. With 114 members, the Siegburger Briefmarkenfreunde e.V. has built one of the biggest clubs of the Philatelistenverband Mittelrhein regional association. They are a modern club that does not confine itself to organizing exclusively philatelic events but also has a very lively social programme involving its members´ families.