The Finnish national exhibition Aboex 2014

Published on Author Ari Muhonen

The annual Finnish national stamp exhibition was held in Turku on April 10-12, 2014. Altogether 94 exhibits covering 520 frames were shown. The biggest classes were postal history (23 exhibits), traditional (17), open philately (12), and postcards (11).

Since 2012 the Finnish Philatelic Federation has allowed two and three frame exhibits in the national exhibitions. They are judged using one frame regulations. This has brought in new exhibitors and new topics as well as generated a positive boost to exhibiting.

The championship class consisted of eight superb exhibits. Sensationally, the postcard exhibit called “German Empire at Sea” won the Grand Prix. This caused some discussion among a small circle of philatelists. However, it is an excellent exhibit and surely one of the best postcard exhibits in the world. Next time it will be seen in Nordia 2014 in Lilleström, Norway this November.