We received the following from the BDPh (the German Philatelic Federation):
With the IBRA 2023 in Essen, the “World Philately Championships” will be held in Germany again for a long time next year. Such an event is also a challenge. One goal is to show as many great exhibits as possible and get good reviews. Everyone who has an exhibition collection knows that there is always something that can be improved. The IBRA 2023 is an incentive for the BDPh to conduct the BDPh online seminars in the winter half-year 2022/23 under the motto “Fit4IBRA” on the topic “Design of an exhibition collection”.
The lectures will take place online from December 2022. The aim is a foray into the various exhibition classes of traditional philately, about postal history, postal stationery, thematic and the still new open class. Speakers are experienced philatelists, exhibitors and jurors from German-speaking countries and all over the world. Most of the lectures will be in German, but some international speakers will speak in English. So far, Alfred Schmidt, Ralph Ebner, Iva Mouritsen, Jean Voruz, Joachim Maas, as well as Sandeep Jaiswal and Larry Haber in English have confirmed. With Prof. Henrik Mouritsen, RDP, we have succeeded in gaining a globally recognized, experienced and innovative exhibitor as “Philatelic Director”.
In addition to questions about the design and optimization of exhibits, many philatelic topics are of course also dealt with. Participation is therefore certainly also of interest to non-exhibitors, beginners and interested parties. Participation in the online seminars is open to all interested parties and free of charge. As before, registration is via Eventbrite. It is possible to register for individual seminars. It is also possible to register for the entire series of seminars en bloc.
The program is now fixed. Registration is possible via the BDPh homepage at https://www.bdph.de/index.php?id=85
|Date||time||format||Speaker( s )||theme||language|
|03/12/22||4-6 pm||Online Lecture||various speakers||FIT4IBRA ? What is the best way to prepare for IBRA? Impulses, discussion, outlook on the seminar program||German|
|12/17/22||4-6 pm||Online Lecture||Ralph Ebner||” Postage and Revenue” – What are the similarities and differences in the structure of the exhibits||German|
|01/04/23||6-8 pm||Online Lecture||Larry Haber||Traditional Philately with modern Material: QEII Machin Issue // Philatelic Importance:
Examples from Traditional Philately Modern Period
|01/07/23||4-6 pm||Online Lecture||Joachim Maas||Lecture in the field of thematic philately||German|
|01/21/23||9 am – 5 pm||face-to-face seminar||various speakers||Seminar in Bonn – registration via www.ibra2023.de/fit4ibra||German|
|01/22/23||9 am – 2 pm||face-to-face seminar||various speakers||Seminar in Bonn – registration via www.ibra2023.de/fit4ibra||German|
|02/04/23||4-6 pm||Online Lecture||Alfred Schmidt||It all depends on the rhythm: how to properly set up a traditional exhibit||German|
|02/18/23||4-6 pm||Online Lecture||Eric Scherer||IT tools for exhibit design||German|
|03/04/23||4-6 pm||Online Lecture||Jean Voruz||Correct display of rarity in exhibits||German|
|03/18/23||4-6 pm||Online Lecture||Sandeep Jaiswal||Tips on increasing the medal level for your Postal Stationery exhibit||English|
|04/15/23||4-6 pm||Online Lecture||Malcolm Groom||Understanding Postal History Class 2C (Historical, Social and Special Studies)||English|
|04/29/23||4-6 pm||Online Lecture||Iva Mouritsen||Open Philately : An exciting new class with countless possibilities||German|