Outstanding activities with the Youth: Timbres-Passion 2018-Périgueux (FRANCE)

Published on Author José Ramón Moreno


Timbres-Passion 2018-Périgueux (FRANCE)
National Youth exhibition 2018 in Périgueux (FRANCE)


The French Federation,FFAP, leaded by the President Claude Désarménien,gives an important rôle to the activities with the youth.

« Timbres-Passion 2018 » held in Périgueux from 26th to 28th October has been a new event of efficient and friendly work for the future of philately.

150 collections from young philatelists, more than 50 young people for « Les Jeux du Timbre » and 2 adults competitions: Maximaphily (21 collections ) and Open Class (28 collections) .
Congratulations to Philippe LESAGE and his fantastic open class exhibit « Revivez la France ! »
During the three days, there were numerous activities for visitors: Contests in which participated schools and young people, children’s marathon ,quiz, visits of schools, cultural visits ,etc…

In the end it can be estimated that in one or another activity of « Timbres-Passion 2018 »have participated some 3000 visitors from all over the country.
Visitors came to see the exhibits and to meet the stamp dealers and postal administrations from France, Monaco, TAAF and Polynésie Française.

At the awards dinner, Maxence MULLER (Thematic; photo Safari) has been the winner of the youth Grand Prix of Périgueux 2018 National Youth exhibition. The collection received 88 pts (large vermeil medal).
Achille HAMELIN (Traditional philately) with his collection « Timbres français de poste aérienne de 1984 à 1997 (87 pts)-Large vermeil medal and Quentin BASGROT (Open class) with « Le légendaire dragon » (87 pts)-large vermeil medal.

For adults :-Maximaphily (Maxifrance 2018)-Hubert ENGEL « du rêve à la réalité »-90 pts-Gold
-Open Class-Françoise COHEN « le tueur de rose »-92pts-Gold
Congratulations to all exhibitors !

Our very special congratulations to Mr Jean-Marie VALDENAIRE and the organizing committee for such great achievement!

Pascal Bandry