The Specialized World Stamp Exhibition to be held in Essen from 6th to 9th May 2021 will include the Championship Class, Traditional Philately, Postal History, Thematic, Open Philately, Picture Postcards and having a special emphasis on a large Literature Class. The event will commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Deutsche Reichspost, the first unified postal administration in Germany and the 75th Anniversary of the German Philatelic Federation, Bund Deutscher Philatelisten – BDPh.
BDPh Vice-President Jan Billion took the opportunity to present to the FEPA Congress the project of the planned IBRA 2021 World Stamp Exhibition. The project met with great approval from the Delegates and the request for the FEPA Recognition was granted unanimously.
At the same time, PRAGA also offered the opportunity to present the current plans to the FIP. This was a detailed conversation of Walter Bernatek, BDPh Treasurer and member of the organizer team of IBRA 2021 with members of the Board of the World Association, FIP. They expressed great appreciation and joy over the German project IBRA 2021. In all likelihood, the FIP Patronage will be formally decided at the 75th FIP Congress in Bangkok on 2 December 2018.
10,000 square meters are reserved for IBRA in Halls 1 and 2 of Messe Essen, which can be reached at ground level via the foyer of Messehaus Süd. If necessary, the surface can easily be extended. At the same time will be celebrated the 31st International Stamp Fair of Essen.