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…

Eugenijus Uspuras, President of the Lituanian Federation has passed away

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We are informed about the sad news: Eugenijus Uspuras , President of the Union der Philatelisten Litauens has died at the age of 64. Born on July 24, 1955, in Irkutsk, Russia, he was professor and member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences. He carried out a successful scientific career being Director of the Lithuanian Energy Institute and at present, Manager of the Division of Nuclear research. Passionate for philately he had a Gold Medal exhibit “Railway Post in Lithuania 1861 – 1949”. In collaboration with Jan Kaptein he wrote an important book on the same subject. Rest in peace Read more…

FEPA Exhibition EXFILNA 2019 in Santander: For the first time in history, postmarking under the water !

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The 57th National Spanish exhibition had this year the Czech and German Federations as guest’s participants. It was held from the 6th to the 10th November 2019. The motto has been ‘Immerse yourself in the immensity of philately’. At the exhibition opening, the special stamps and HB issued by the Spanish Post “Correos” were postmarked under the water by four divers at the huge aquarium of the Cantabrian Maritime Museum. Read more…

NEXOFIL Prizes to the Best Stamps of the World: Norway, winner, Ukraine 2nd, France 3rd

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On the 30th of October was held at the auditorium of the Spanish Royal Mint, FNMT, the Gala of the presentation of the prizes of the year, organized by the President of the NEXO Group, Mr. Eugenio de Quesada. The International Jury was formed for Presidents of Philatelic Federations and Academies from 33 different countries as detailed inside. Also were awarded stamps issued by the Posts of Belgium, Spain, Austria, Italy, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Germany, Liechtenstein, Iceland, New Zealand, Hungary and Czech Republic. Read more…

Continental Philatelic Exhibition with FEPA Recognition to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Philatelic Society of Egypt (PSE)

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Another reason for celebration of the 90th anniversary for which a stamp was issued for the occasion and our sister society in London, the Egypt Study Circle (ESC) shared with us by having some of the members visiting Egypt for the occasion. From September 9th to 15th, Dr. Sherif Samra, President of the PSE was host to exhibitors from UK, Bahrain, Oman, Iraq, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and of course Egypt who exhibited 200 frames of powerful material. Read more…

Official presentation of the FEPA Certificate of Appreciation to “The National Club of Collectors of the Registration Labels and Stamps, Poland

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At the annual meeting of the Club , Prof. Ludwik K. Malendowicz presented on behalf of FEPA, the Certificate of Appreciation to this outstanding Club as “The Best European Philatelic Club of the Year 2018”. The meeting took place in Mikstat Las and was attended by about 50 members and supporters of the Club. The meeting was accompanied by a philatelic show Read more…

Microhistory of theTurkish Posts, 1920-2015 Volume I

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This is the first volume of a historical trilogy on Turkish postal stationery, Microhistory of theTurkish Posts, 1920-2015. Running 821 pages in color and fully bilingual, volume I covers the postal stationery of Turkey from 1920 to 1950. Most of the studied categories had not been catalogued before, let alone analyzed in depth Read more…