Published on Author Bill Hedley

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 (French)

L’Arte del Francobollo (Italian)

El Eco Filatelico (Spanish)

Journal of the Archivio per la Storia Postale in Prato (Italian).

Fil-It (Journal of the Italy and Colonies Study Circle) (English)


Also available are:

Stamp Collector (English) is still printing its monthly magazine but as a gesture of goodwill in the current crisis it is also making its May issue available to collectors free on the internet.   To find it go to

Stamp Collector is also offering a range of other options for collectors – have a look at the attached press release.


The American Philatelist (digital version) is free to all readers during the COVID-19 crisis.  Go to:

You will then need to create a free account registration.

Have a look also at the APS’s website has a lot of great free philatelic content.


In addition, some philatelic federations may offer additional reading on their websites.  These are listed under “FEPA Family”. Several have exhibits that may be  downloadable.


Let us know if you have a journal that is free to all readers and we will add it to this post.