FEPA Medals for 2019 are presented

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After a long delay due to COVID cancellations, two of the 2019 FEPA Medals have been presented to the recipients. The winner of the FEPA Medal for Exceptional Service to organised philately is Chris King RDP, Hon FRPSL and the presentation was made by FEPA President Bill Hedley at the Annual General Meeting of the Royal Read more…

Virtual events in USA and Germany win high marks from philatelists

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During the summer the American Philatelic Society (APS) staged a virtual Stamp Show with a full range of activities on offer on-line. Other organisations including the FIP, the Bund Deutscher Philatelisten e. V. and the Royal Philatelic Society London also organised programmes of on-line presentations. The APS and the BDPh have published the results of Read more…

STAMPA 2020 has been cancelled

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The Organisers of the Irish national exhibition (STAMPA) have been obliged to cancel the exhibition this year because COVID restrictions have made it impossible to use the Conference Centre. The exhibition was due to take place in Dublin in October. The next STAMPA will, therefore, be held in Dublin from 15-17 October 2021. The Irish Federation Read more…

American Philatelic Society Postal History Symposium is open to all

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The American Philatelic Society (APS), together with the American Philatelic Research Library and Museum, is organising a virtual Postal History Symposium from 26 – 30 October 2020. The theme will be ‘Postal Innovation in the Classic Era – Evolution leading to Modernization’ and an impressive list of speakers to deliver 14 presentations has already been Read more…

‘Qui Filatelia’ has published its 100th issue.

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At the Veronaphil in November 2019 the Federazione Italiana fra le Società Filateliche (FSFI) celebrated its 100th birthday. Now another “100” event has taken place in spite of Covid-19: Qui Filatelia, the Federation magazine, has reached its 100th issue. Over the years the magazine has received high appreciation because of the appeal and variety of its contents as Read more…

FEPA News No. 37 is here

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The Bi-annual magazine of the FEPA, FEPA News No. 37, is now available in electronic form.  It gives news from the member Federations from the first half of the 2020, and informs coming exhibitions later on this year as well as in 2021 and 2022. FEPA Board has launched a project to review the statutes Read more…

New dates for OSTROPA in Berlin: 5 – 8 NOVEMBER 2020

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The Organisers of OSTROPA, which was to have taken place in June 2020, have set new dates for the exhibition. It will now be held at the Russian House of Science and Culture in Berlin from 5 – 8 November 2020. Further information is available at the exhibition website. www.ostropa2020.de    

HUNGARIAN PHILATELIC JOURNAL IS AVAILABLE FREE

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‘Philatelica’ is the journal produced by (MAFITT), the Hungarian Philatelic Institute, and MAFITT have now made it available to all readers free of charge. ‘Philatelica’ publishes studies on Hungarian philately and is issued twice a year in English. All previous issues, which go back 30 years, are available to read on the MAFITT website. www.mafitt.hu/philatelica   Read more…

German Youth Philatelists focus on Definitives

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  Die Deutsche Philatelisten-Jugend e.V. has announced that its 2020 competition for Young Collectors will have the theme of ‘Meine Dauerserie’ (My Definitive Issue). Both Members and non-Members of the society are invited to show exhibits on this theme at the exhibition which will take place in Mainz on 3-4 October. A special information pack Read more…