Gunnar Dahlvig RDP has passed away.

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We have been informed by his son Anders that Gunnar Dahlvig has died after a long fight against pancreatic cancer. Gunnar was a specialist in thematic philately and was a prolific exhibitor and juror. He served in many roles and was Vice-President of the FIP Thematic Commission between 1992 and 2000. In 2000 he signed Read more…

COVID emergency marked by postal administrations

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Postal administrations around the world have been marking the efforts made by so many people to combat the effects of COVID, a public health emergency unparalleled in living memory. Vojtech Jankovic of the Slovak Federation has undertaken a survey of various issues that have been made in the form of stamps, miniature sheets, pre-paid cards, Read more…

Balkanfila and Stampex postponed

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Further information has been received about the postponement of exhibitions organised by FEPA Members due to COVID restrictions.   BALKANFILA, due to be held in Bucharest from 17 – 20 September, has been postponed until 29 September – 4 October 2021.  BALKANFILA is a multinational exhibition involving the Balkan countries plus Israel and Egypt.   STAMPEX, Read more…

Signs of Spring? Tasso Museum reopens

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After it was forced to close by the Coronavirus crisis, we are pleased to report that the Museum of the Tasso family and of Postal History has reopened. The Museum is in two historic buildings in Camerata Cornello, near Bergamo. This was the birthplace of the Tasso family which, over several centuries, made a huge contribution Read more…

Swiss Society adds a daily item to its website to counter Corona-boredom

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We have been informed that the Pilatus-Emmen Philatelic Society in Switzerland is adding an interesting item to its website every day to keep its members alert and provide a topic for conversation. To have a look at what they have put up, go to http://www.philatelistenverein-pilatus.ch/Besonders/brief-des-tages/  

Stamp Camp announced for Young Stamp Lovers in September

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The Deutscher Philatelisten-Jugend organisation has announced that it will be running a Stamp Camp (WÜBA 2020) in Würzburg, Germany from 11th to 13th  September.  It is open to all young stamp lovers. Applications must be in by 1 June. Further details below.   The announcement reads as follows:   WÜBA 2020 will be a residence Read more…

Madrid Philatelic Society publish daily articles on-line

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Since the lock-down began in March SOFIMA (the Madrid Philatelic Society) have published daily articles on subjects of philatelic interest. As a result they now have a long list of articles  on their website on ‘curiosities’ ranging from the ‘Philatelic Aftermath of the Civil War’ through ‘The first aerial stowaway’ to ‘Disinfected Mail’. To see them Read more…