PHILATELIC MAGAZINES FREE ONLINE

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Publishers of some philatelic magazines are facing the problem that their production facilities are closed for an indefinite period due to the coronavirus lockdown. So some of them have made their April issues available free online to their readers and to the philatelic community in general. The following journals are available to read: L’Écho de la Timbrologie Read more…

News from Italy: PHILATELIC VIDEO CONFERENCES DURING THE LOCKDOWN

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Thanks to the initiative of Aniello Veneri and the prompt participation of a group of philatelists who used to have a monthly “philatelic dinner” in Rome that was suddenly cancelled because of the lockdown, a regular programme of video conferences is helping to overcome the absence of philatelic events, also at the social level. Each Read more…

Dutch PostNL legalizes Magazinekaart

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  As could have been read on Fepanews a year ago the Netherlands has a new type of postal stationery as of January 2019. It is a standard postcard size (A6) card with an imprinted stamp, meant to be for shipment of the Dutch monthly ‘Filatelie’ in which the Dutch federation and FEPA-member KNBF is Read more…

Postage rate nerd’s lock down hobby

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The mystery of single stamp postal items has puzzled me for years. Would it be possible to find out all possible different single usages of some certain stamp? In order to find this out I started to fill in spreadsheets and calculate the different possibilities. Read more…

Social distancing in the 17th Century

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At present some of us may feel that the instructions to maintain 2 metres distance from other people and to avoid gathering in groups are a unique imposition, even if necessary to combat the epidemic. However, they have a long history.  As an example, a colleague drew my attention to the Orders issued by the Read more…

ABPS Chairman’s 5 minute videos of exhibits available to view

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Graham Winters, the Chairman of the ABPS (the British Federation), has been spending some of his lockdown time producing short amateur videos describing a selection of his exhibits. Graham is notable for having exhibited in almost every class and for hand-writing his exhibits. The videos include exhibits in Traditional, Postal History, Aerophilately and Maximaphily. They Read more…

Hungary will hold HUNFILEX in March-April 2022

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To celebrate its centenary the Hungarian Federation (MABEOSZ) will hold a Specialised World Stamp Exhibition at ‘The Whale’ in Budapest from 31 March – 3 April 2022. The exhibition has been designated as HUNFILEX 2022. The exhibition will have four competitive classes – traditional, postal history, thematic and literature – with a total of around Read more…

London 2020 will now be held in February 2022

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Following the postponement of London 2020 due to the Coronavirus emergency Frank Walton, the Chairman of the London 2020 Organising Committee, has announced that the exhibition will now be held at the Business Design Centre in London from: 19 – 26 February 2022 The exhibition has FIP Patronage and FEPA Recognition. The Press Release issued Read more…

Luis Alemany Indarte (1940-2020)

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The Spanish Federation of Philatelic Societies (FESOFI) has sent us the sad news of the death of Luis Alemany, winner of eight FIP Grand Prizes, and a great person. He passed away on 9th April due to the Alzheimer illness he suffered from in recent years. Rest in peace. A record of his distinguished philatelic career Read more…