WÜBA 2020 IS CANCELLED

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We have been informed that it has regrettably been necessary to cancel the WÜBA 2020 event for young philatelists, including the Stamp Camp, that was due to be held in Würzburg in September 2020. This is because of the current pandemic restrictions. The event may be rescheduled in 2021. Further information will be provided as it becomes Read more…

New dates for OSTROPA in Berlin: 5 – 8 NOVEMBER 2020

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The Organisers of OSTROPA, which was to have taken place in June 2020, have set new dates for the exhibition. It will now be held at the Russian House of Science and Culture in Berlin from 5 – 8 November 2020. Further information is available at the exhibition website. www.ostropa2020.de    

HUNGARIAN PHILATELIC JOURNAL IS AVAILABLE FREE

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‘Philatelica’ is the journal produced by (MAFITT), the Hungarian Philatelic Institute, and MAFITT have now made it available to all readers free of charge. ‘Philatelica’ publishes studies on Hungarian philately and is issued twice a year in English. All previous issues, which go back 30 years, are available to read on the MAFITT website. www.mafitt.hu/philatelica   Read more…

South Africa 2021 postponed to November 2021

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The Commissioner General of the Cape Town 2021 FIP World spacialized exhibition has just informed us about the postponement of the event. The new dates are November 9 – 13, 2021. More information can be found at capetown2021.org  

Virtual Stamp Festival launched in UK

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Following the cancellation of London’s Autumn Stampex, there will be a virtual ‘Summer of Stamps’ Festival in the UK. It is being organised by the team behind Stamp Collector magazine and the allaboutstamps.co.uk website. Read more…

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…