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…

UNION OF PHILATELISTS OF MACEDONIA – 70 YEARS OLD

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Congratulations to the Union of Philatelists of Macedonia which celebrated its 70th birthday on 19th March. The Union, led by President Sinisha Pavleski and President of the Executive Board Dimitar Belchev,  has a rich legacy of philatelic activities over the last 70 years during which it has worked in close cooperation with other societies in Read more…

OSTROPA 2020 POSTPONED

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The Organising Committee of OSTROPA 2020, which was scheduled to be held at the Russian House for Science and Culture in Berlin from 25 – 28 June 2020, has decided with great regret to postpone the exhibition because of the coronavirus crisis. The Committee is now looking for alternative dates in Autumn 2020 so that Read more…

NOTOS 2021 Newsletter no.3

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We have started setting up NOTOS 2021 two years ago and right now we are exactly two years away from the Grand Opening. The 38-page Bulletin No. 1 which you are invited to download herein pretty much sums up the first part of the story. A brand new software: It was developed by our team as a web application in order to be used by anyone involved with NOTOS 2021. Commissioners’ appointments and Jurors’ proposals by the National Federations, exhibitors’ entry forms as well as visitors’ data will be submitted online Read more…

EFIRO 2008 – Time goes by, stamps remain. EFIRO 2019 – Time goes by, philatelists remain

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To paraphrase the slogan of the World Philatelic Exhibition – EFIRO 2008 – Time goes by, stamps remain, for the National Philatelic Exhibition with international participation EFIRO 2019 we launched the motto Time goes by, the philatelists remain. Held in the halls of the Museum of the Romanian Records, the Vth edition of the EFIRO exhibition offered the opportunity to the Romanian and the foreign exhibitors from Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Israel, Republic of Moldova, Serbia and Hungary… Read more…

London 2020 getting closer

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It will not be long before London 2020, the international stamp exhibition to be held at the Business Design Centre in London’s Islington in May, is upon us. The dates to note are Saturday, 2 May to Saturday, 9 May. There will be over 125 standholders comprising dealers, auctioneers and philatelic publishers. In addition several postal administrations will have stands.There will be much to see among the exhibits, these filling no fewer than 1,700 frames. Indeed, such has been the demand to exhibit that the entries will be shown in two sections. The first half (Saturday, 2 May to Tuesday, 5 May) will include… Read more…

HUNFILA 2019 BUDAPEST International Stamp Exhibition: Herbert Kotal from Austria and Luiz Barreiros from Portugal, winners of the Grand Prizes

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The exhibition was organized by the National Federation of Hungarian Philatelist (MABÉOSZ), with the Sponsorship of the FIP and the FEPA Recognition , moreover support from the Hungarian Post. Were shown 500 frames from 12 invited countries. The National Grand Prix, went to the Austrian exhibitor Herbert Kotal, with his collection „Stamps of the first twenty years of Hungarian Postal Administration 1867-1887”. The International Grand Prix winner was the Portuguese collector Luiz Barreiros for his fantastic collection „Postal History of the Pre-stamp period of Portugal and it’s colonies”. Read more…