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…

German Federation offers on-line seminars from 13 May

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The Bund Deutscher Philatelisten (BDPh) is launching a series of on-line seminars using Zoom technology to offset the restrictions on philatelic life imposed by the Corona crisis. The first seminar will be held from 16.00-17.30 on Wednesday 13 May when Lars Böttger will talk on the theme of ‘Der 1. Weltkrieg und seine Folgen für Read more…

ASCAT is winding up

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We have been informed that the Association of Stamp Catalogue, Stamp Album and Philatelic Magazine Traders (ASCAT) will wind up its activities later this year. It was founded in 1977 to defend the professional activities of its members and is currently based in Germany. Residual funds will be transferred to the non-profit organisation ‘Kinderlachen’.

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE EUROPA STAMP

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The competition to select the most popular EUROPA stamp for 2020 is now underway. The theme is ‘Ancient Postal Routes’ and candidate stamps have been selected because they illustrate this theme in different ways. All philatelic enthusiasts, postal fans or lovers of history are invited to vote on-line for their favourite stamp. To find the Read more…

Disruption to international postal services: Latest information

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International postal services have been severely reduced in response to the Coronavirus restrictions on movement. The position is subject to constant changes as restrictions are imposed or relaxed, but for an impression of the current level of restrictions (25 April), we draw your attention to the latest advice from Slovenia Post. It can be viewed Read more…