Westfila 2016: The National Belgium Championship with important Dutch participation

Published on Author José Ramón Moreno


Over 2.000 m2 of the ‘Fabriekspand’ hall in Roeselare were used as perfect site of Westfila 2016


In collaboration with  Pro Post, for the 3rd time in West Flanders was celebrated the Belgium National Championship of  Philately. But this time, with an important innovation:  the Netherlands was present, bringing a large number of collections and two members of the jury.


The exhibition was held from the 10th to the 12th of June. The many visitors found interesting not only the excellent philatelic collections but also the areas besides the competitive part that the Belgian Academy of Philately and several associations of stamp themes put in the spotlight.


The excellent organization was leaded by Filip Van Der Haegen as President of the Organizing Committee, being in his team Robert Lisabeth as Vice-President, Daniel Desloovere, Secretary General, the Treasurer Johan Dujardin and the Coordinator of the Belgium Federation Ivan Van Damme.

There was a Jury of high level, with Luc Van Pamel as President.


The main awards were for

Bollen André
Een half millennium (1387-1886) postale geschiedenis van de Ionische eilanden
Boom Frederik
Military mail in the Netheralnds in the Napolenic Era
Dehé J.
Stille getuigen van woelige jaren. Een posyhistorische verkenning van NL in WO I
Van der Linden Adam
De tralie serie van 1940 ( Nederland)
Van Der Haegen Filip
L’évolution de la poste Aérienne en A.E.F. (1925-1936)
Suys Jean-Pierre
Van lichaamsklanken tot klanklichamen