Young philatelists in Germany prepare for Christmas

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The Deutsche Philatelisten-Jugend e.V. have issued a press release about the novel approach being taken by one group in South West Germany to prepare for the Christmas period in this year of COVID restrictions on meeting and travelling. The press release is attached. The idea, created by Roman Machauer for the Young Philatelists’ Group in Read more…

MONACOPHIL 2021 will take place from 3 – 5 December 2021

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  MONACOPHIL 2021 will be held at the Terrasses de Fontvieille in Monte Carlo from 3rd – 5th December 2021. As usual it will include an exhibition on specific themes, a display of 100 iconic items provided by members of the Club de Monte Carlo and an opportunity to meet postal administrations and international stamp Read more…

Saverio Imperato (1935 – 2020)

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It is with regret that we inform you of the death of Saverio Imperato, a great Italian philatelist. Further details are to be found in Vaccari News at this link: https://www.vaccarinews.it/index.php?_id=29834  

Virtual EXFILNA 2020 is a great success

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We are delighted to report that, in spite of all the current COVID restrictions,  the Spanish Federation of Philatelic Societies (FESOFI) and its President Mr García Fernández have succeeded in holding a successful 58th national philatelic exhibition (EXFILNA 2020) virtually. The exhibition took place from 28th October – 1st November 2020.     The scale Read more…

Congratulations to the NEXOFIL Award Winners for 2020

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The Organizing Committee of the annual Nexofil Awards have announced in Madrid the winners of the ‘Best Stamp in the World’ competition for 2020 and the associated awards for various categories of stamp.  The competitions were judged by an international jury and the winners of ‘Best Stamp in the World’ are: 1st       Read more…

Interesting new philatelic materials are available on-line

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Information has reached us about several new philatelic materials now on line.   Seminars on exhibiting postal history.   Recordings of the recent, excellent series of seminars organised by the FIP Postal History Commission have been placed on YouTube and are now available to view. Links to them are on the FIP website at: https://www.f-i-p.ch/ If you want to bring yourself up-to-date on Read more…

David Feldman introduces the on-line Museum of Philately

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  At the virtual Stampex held from 1st – 3rd October David Feldman introduced his plan to build a digital Museum of Philately. The idea is to have an on-line platform where images of collections can be stored and available to view long after the actual collection has been disposed of. In a video that Read more…