News of the year 2011

Published on Author Ari Muhonen

Published: November 1, 2011

During a General Meeting in the Belgium Academy of Philatelic FEPA President Jørgen Jørgensen presented the FEPA Award 2010 for exceptional study and research to the author team behind the MonacoPhil 2009 Catalogue. All the authors are members of the Belgium Academy of Philatelic.

The author-team behind the MonacoPhil 2009 Catalogue, from left to right: Dr Jacques Stes, Vincent Schouberechts, Pierre Kaiser, Luc Van Pamel, Jørgen Jørgensen (FEPA), Léo Tavano, Claude Delbeke and Patric Maselis.

See a presentation of the Catalogue here.



Published: September 20, 2011

Press Release
International exhibition in London in 2015

London is to host a European stamp exhibition in 2015, from 13 to 16 May. The venue will be the Business Design Centre in London’s Islington, which proved so ideal for the highly successful London 2010 international stamp exhibition.

The exhibition, LONDON 2015 EUROPHILEX, will be open all philatelic associations that are members of FEPA, the European Federation of Philatelic Associations. There will be a wide range of stand-holders, plus about 1,200 frames of competitive exhibits.

A Steering Committee has been established, chaired by Bill Hedley, with Frank Walton as Vice-Chairman. The Committee also includes Brian Trotter, who was Chairman of the London 2010 international stamp exhibition. The event has the support of the British Philatelic Trust.

Note to Editors:
London 2010 was a full-world international stamp exhibition. The event planned for 2015 will be a European exhibition, for which the competitive exhibits will come from collectors who are members of philatelic associations affiliated to FEPA. The stand-holders and visitors will naturally be welcome from all parts of the world.

The exhibition is being organised under the aegis of Stamp World Exhibitions, a company established to organise Stamp World London 90, and which was involved with both The Stamp Show 2000 and London 2010.

It is fully anticipated that LONDON 2015 EUROPHILEX will receive both FEPA patronage and FIP recognition.
For clarification on any aspect of this Press Release, please contact Richard West.
September 2011


Jos Wolff, Honorary President of the FIP, is conferred a prestigious Order

Published: July 11, 2011

News from the Fédération des Sociétés philatéliques du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg.

On June 23d, 2011, H.R.H. Grand-Duke Henri conferred the “Ordre de mérite civil et militaire d’Adolphe de Nassau” in the rank of an “Officier” to FIP Honorary President and FSPL President Jos Wolff.

Officer Jos Wolff with the Diploma and the Order.


FEPA NEWS No 19 – June 2011

Published: June 24, 2011

FEPA NEWS No 19 is now on its way to your Federation. It is available for download here.  Do your philatelic friends a favour – tell them about this opportunity.


Thematic Seminar in Opatija during ALPE-ADRIA FILA 2011

Published: April 24, 2011

More than 30 jurors and exhibitors attended the Thematic Seminar given by Jose Ramon Moreno assisted by Giancarlo Morolli in Opatija – 17 April 2011.

The Thematic Seminar given Sunday morning after the Palmares attracted more than 30 jurors and exhibitiors. It was given in a beautiful building “Villa Angiolina” situated next to the exhibition ALPE-ADRIA PHILA 2011.

Jose Ramon Moreno, Secretary of the FIP Commission for Thematic Philately, guided the attendants through the many articles in the Thematic Regulations and Guidelines in a lively and well structured presentation based on interactive communications with the many listeners.


You can download the presentations here:  Part one 12,46 MB and part two 2,2 MB.





Giancarlo Morolli former President of the FIP Commission for Thematic Philately draw on his extencive experience and added comments to the presentation.



ALPE-ADRIA PHILA 2011 welcomes you

Published: March 31, 2011

Marco Markica – the Mascott of ALPE-ADRIA PHILA 2011 arrived a few days ago to Opatija.

Read the Greetings from the President of the Organizing Committe Ivan Libric and the Progam of the exhibition.

See the latest photo’s from Opatija.


Ludwik Malendowicz, Marisa Giannini and Patrick Maselis are the recipients of the FEPA Medals 2010

Published: March 14, 2011


The FEPA Board analyzed the proposals received from the member Federations for the FEPA Medals 2010 in its meeting in Prague on 29 January 2011.The recipients of the FEPA awards are:

FEPA Medal 2010 for exceptional service to organized philately:

FEPA Medal for exceptional philatelic study and research:

  • Patrick Maselis (Belgium), editor and co-author of the Catalogue of MonacoPhil 2009 published by the Club de Monte-Carlo. All the other co-authors of this research: Messrs Stes, Delbeke, Schouberects, Tavano, Huys, Kaiser, Van Pamel and Slabbinck, will receive a Certificate of Appreciation will receive a Diploma.

The FEPA Board took also in consideration the following works:

  • Harry von Hoffmann (Germany): Estland vor dem und als Teil vom Generalpostkommissariat Ostland published by the author.
  • Luciano Calenda (Italy): Dante’s Inferno co-authored with other 33 members of the Centro Italiano di Filatelia Tematica (publisher).

FEPA Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding activities for the promotion of philately to:


27th FEPA Congress – Opatija in Croatia

Published: February 26, 2011

FEPA Congress in Opatija 16 April 2011 10.00 a.m.

Dear Presidents
It is a pleasure for me to send you this letter with the agenda and all documents related to the items on the agenda.

Beside this introductory letter the documents are the following:
Convocation including agenda
Report 2010, president Jørgensen
Report 2010, vice president Moreno
Report 2010, secretary Bracic
Report 2010, director Vanicek
Report 2010, director Morolli
Report 2010, treasurer Kraner
Financial Statements 2010 including budget 2011 and 2012
Report of the Auditor Horin
10. Form for Registration of Congress Delegates

FEPA Awards – Press release

For FEPA it is extremely important that all Member-Federations are present at the Congress personally or by proxy.
The exhibition “ALPE-ADRIA 2011 OPATIJA” will be in Hotel Kvarner and Art Pavilion “Sporer”
The FEPA Congress will be at Villa Angiolina. Hotel Mozart is nominated to be “The official hotel”. Further hotels are listed in FEPA NEWS no 18 page 56.

More information is available from
How to reach Opatija. Please don’t forget to inform the organizers if you are interested in the Shuttle Bus service from and to Zagreb Airport.
Palmares will be in Golden Hall of the Hotel Imperial – 50 meters away from Hotel Mozart. Tickets are available at the exhibition for 45 EUR.

FEPA Thematic Seminar on Sunday 17 April 10 a.m. in Villa Angiolina. The seminar that will be conducted by José-Ramon Moreno with the collaboration of Giancarlo Morolli is open to all.

If any questions – then please contact me immediately.
I am looking forward seeing you in Opatija.

Best wishes
Jørgen Jørgensen



Published: February 26, 2011

—–  A short report from the first 2011 World Stamp Exhibition INDIPEX 2011 including the palmares is available here (link broken).
More information on the official website:


News from Germany

Published: February 4, 2011

You can meet a team from BDPh at Didacta 2011 in Stuttgart – Hall 9, Stand G 55. Under the motto “We give you lessons” the team will demonstrate material from the publication series “stamp + education” a set of teaching materials focussing on different subjects. See the Press Release in German below (link broken).


News from France

Published: February 4, 2011

Message from the “Team ffap” dated 19 January 2011:

Le site de la FFAP n’a pas connu la trêve des confiseurs, le travail continue. Ce site web n’est pas seulement un annuaire des associations, annuaire très important qui, grâce au travail d’Irène, comporte plus de 3.000 entrées

ce n’est pas, non plus, seulement l’agenda des manifestations tenu à jour par Dominique
c’est aussi un outil d’aide aux philatélistes débutants ou confirmés.

Dans ce but les pages de téléchargements de documents officiels ou
d’informations viennent d’être actualisées:

La page consacrée à la Fête du timbre tenue par Jacques met en ligne
des documents utiles à sa préparation

La rubrique questions/réponses connaît un certain succès,
malheureusement les trop nombreuses questions restées sans réponse
risquent entamer la confiance ou la patience des visiteurs :
merci d’aller y jeter un oeil.

Enfin une rubrique est en plein essor grâce au travail de Marc:
celle du recensement des articles de La Philatélie Française
avec un index de plus de 1.500 entrées avec recherche par thèmes et mots-clés :
Quelques articles extraits de la revue ont récemment commencé à être mis en ligne.

La rubrique consacrée aux expositions connaît un réel succès auprès des collectionneurs,
tout au moins ceux qui ont une adresse de messagerie internet et qui reçoivent
un avis personnel dans l’heure qui suit la proclamation des résultats.
Les données du championnat de France 2011 à Metz sont en cours de saisie par Yvette
et Alain met en ligne les collections exposées en international.

De son côté Martine s’efforce de vous donner quotidiennement un aperçu de la revue de presse
concernant votre loisir préféré :

Plusieurs candidats se sont manifestés pour présenter leurs collections sur le site:
mais si les scanners tournent sans relâche, la mise ne ligne est encore un peu plus lente.