RPSL presentation on QEII Wilding stamps available to view

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The Royal Philatelic Society London held its first ‘virtual’ meeting on 23rd April, with well over 100 members from many countries around the world taking part via Zoom. Frank Walton gave a 30 minute presentation about the origins and evolution of the Queen Elizabeth II ‘Wilding’ stamps, the standard definitives in use in the UK Read more…

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…

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…

CORONAVIRUS CLOSES MANY PHILATELIC EVENTS. NEWS UPDATE…..

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The unprecedented steps taken by governments across the world to combat the Coronavirus have had a huge impact on planned philatelic exhibitions and other events in 2020. This is because of the paramount importance of avoiding non-essential social contact that might spread the disease further.   Many FEPA Members have been affected. Major changes that Read more…

Bulgaria 2020 Bulletin 1 is out!

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The organizing committee of the Bulgaria 2020 FIP Specialized World Stamp Championship Exhibition has published its Bulletin No 1. It contains the IREX of the exhibition. Here are some facts based on the IREX: The exhibition will be held at the Inter Expo Center, Sofia, Bulgaria Approximately 1 500 exhibition frames will be available Competitive Read more…