ANNOUNCEMENT 3/2016 (JULY 20th, 2016)


Exhibition under FIP Patronage 2017

Exhibition Name



Trans Studio Convention Center, Bandung, INDONESIA


3rd–7th August 2017


Specialised World

Competitive classes

Traditional Philately

Postal History

Postal Stationery

Thematic Philately

Youth Philately

Philatelic Literature

One-Frame Exhibit

Modern Philately

Total frames

Ca 2.200 frames

Frame fee

US$ 75

Frame fee for Youth Class (per exhibit)


Frame fee for One-Frame exhibit


Frame fee for Literature Class (per exhibit)

US$  85

Frame fee for Modern Philately

US$ 75

Deadline Entries

30 November 2016

Deadline Acceptance

25 January 2017

Deadline Payment

31 March 2017



Mr.  Michael Ho

General Commissioner

Mr.  Tono D. Putranto



ANNOUNCEMENT 2/2016 (JULY 1st, 2016)

       ANNOUNCEMENT 1/2016 (JULY 1st, 2016) 

VENUE: Jury Room Commissioners Room
Oct 24 (Monday)
0830 - 1030H Traditional Commission Youth Commission
1100 - 1300H Postal History Commission Aerophilately Commission
1400 - 1600H Thematic Commission Literature Commission
1630 - 1830H Postal Stationery Commission Fight Against Forgeries Commission
2000 - 2200H FIAF Meeting FEPA Meeting
VENUE: Jury Room Commissioners Room
Oct 25 (Tuesday)
0830 - 1030H Astrophilately Section Maximaphily Commission
1100 - 1300H Revenue Commission FIAP Meeting
1400 - 1600H 1) FIP Board Meeting with the Commissions Bureaux (Jury Room)
2) FIP Board Meeting (Jury Room)
Also on Oct 25:
0900 - 1030H Critique Session (Venue: Exhibition Hall, in front of the frames)
1200 - 1400H FIP Grand Prix Club Luncheon (by invitation only / Venue: to be advised)



Qualifying exhibits for commissioners

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 Modern Philately Exhibits  have been entered into the official FIP Awards List

and now count towards the quota of exhibits the Commissioners

have to bring to get privileges at a FIP Exhibition.


ANNOUNCEMENT 2/2015 (20 AUGUST 2015)

Mr Tay Peng Hian, President, has a new email address:

This is with immediate effect.

Please disregard the old email address:


ANNOUNCEMENT 1/2015 (4 JUNE 2015)




Exhibition Name PHILATAIPEI 2016
Venue Taipei
Date 21-26 October 2016
Category Specialised World 
Competitive Classes World Stamp Championship Class, Traditional, Postal History, Postal Stationery, Aerophilately, Thematic, Revenue, Youth, Literature, One Frame and Modern Philately
Total Frames ca 2200
Frame Fee US$80
Frame Fee for Youth Class / per exhibit free
Frame Fee for One-Frame Exhibit US$120
Frame Fee for Literature (per exhibit) US$90
Frame Fee for Modern Philately US$80
Deadline Entries 15.01.2016
Notification of Acceptance 25.05.2016
Deadline Payment 30.06.2016
Consultant Tay Peng Hian
Commissioner General Lin Mao-Hsin,
74th FIP Congress 26.10.2016 at HOWARD PLAZA HOTEL Taipei
FIP Commission Meetings 24.10.2016 to 25.10.2016
First Jury Meeting 20.10.2016
This is the fourth FIP World Stamp Championship Exhibition, which will be the highest level of competition in philately where the best philatelists in the world will compete for awards.  There will be 3 finalists : The World Champion, First Runner Up and Second Runner Up.  The World Champion is therefore recognized as having won the highest award in the world's stamp competitive exhibitions.
World Stamp Championship Class - For Traditional Philately and Postal History exhibits that have been awarded
a)  FIP Gold / Large Gold medals at the exhibitions with patronage or auspices of FIP
b)  FIP Grand Prix (Grand Prix National, Grand Prix International, Grand Prix d'Honneur & Grand Prix d'Exposition)
Neither the 10-year time frame restriction stated in GREX Article 9.1 nor GREX Article 9.6 applies here;
GREX Article 9.1 - Participation in the FIP Championship Class is restricted to exhibits which have received 95 or more points in FIP World Exhibitions in any three separate years during the previous 10 years.
GREX Article 9.6 - On receiving the Grand Prix d'Honneur in the FIP Championship, or having completed eligibility under Article 9.4, an exhibit may only be shown out of competition by the same owner.
Past Winners at World Stamp Championship Exhibitions:
SINGAPORE 2004 Title of Exhibit
World Champion  Mr Surajit Gonvatana (Thailand) Siam Classic
1st runner up        Mr Saverio Imperator (Italy) Tuscany
2nd runner up       Mr Koichi Sato RDP (Japan) Tasmania
World Champion  Mr Luis Alemany (Spain) Brazil "Bull's Eyes"
1st runner up        Mr Saverio Imperator (Italy) Tuscany
2nd runner up       Mr Joseph Hackmey RDP (Great Britain) Classic Persia
World Champion   Mr Santos Everaldo (Brazil) Postal History of Brazil 1606-1877
1st runner up         Mr George Kramer (USA) Vignettes of Western Trails and Routes 1849-1870's
2nd runner up        Mr Jose Alberto Barreras Barreras (Spain) Spain 1854-1859
It is always important to stress that having achieved the Grand Prix in FIP exhibitions does not mean the end of your philatelic career.  We still have the FIP World Stamp Championship Exhibition which was previously held in Singapore 2004, Israel 2008, Indonesia 2012 and next year 2016 in Taipei.  Grand Prix Members are eligible to participate in this type of FIP exhibitions to try to win the World Stamp Champion.  In addition, the Grand Prix Club Members' Display in all the FIP exhibitions should be your next target of participation and to meet your fellow Grand Prix Members at the future exhibitions.

 Registration of Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (FIP)

with the Commercial Register of Canton Zurich

Remarks: As a registered federation in Zurich, FIP is paying the annual income tax to the Swiss Government


For viewing the official document click link


Recommended Exhibit Sheet Sizes

The President's page 2015/1 (20 APRIL 2015) 

by Tay Peng Hian, RDP, AMN, President FIP

I would like to thank all of you for the confidence that you have shown in me to elect me to serve a second term as your President.


Two members were successfully elected to join our team during the election that was conducted during the 73rd FIP Congress held in Seoul, Korea on August 12, 2014.  I would like to welcome aboard my team, Mr Bernie Beston, who has been elected as the FIP Vice President and Dr Prakob Chirakiti as the FIP Director.  My sincere appreciation to Mr Surajit Gongvatana for having served as the FIP Vice President for one term, 2010-2014.


You will find in the next issue of FLASH the reports of the three major exhibitions held last year, AEROPHILATELY 2014, PHILAKOREA 2014 and MALAYSIA 2014.  There is a brief summary on the activities (exhibitions, seminars, forthcoming FIP Congress etc) for the next two years.  We will keep you updated with the latest news and activities through our website 


We have been reviewing and amending the FIP Statutes and GREX during the past 18 months.  It is a tedious but rewarding project.  Because many rules were made 30 to 40 years ago, some of which are no longer relevant hence an adjustment to present day requirements is a necessity.  We shall compile all the details in an easy to read three columns layout stating the original rules, proposed/revised new rules and reasons made. This report will be despatched to you for your study and comments.


SINGAPORE 2015 (August 14-19, 2015) will be the only world stamp exhibition this year, I sincerely hope that you will attend and visit my beautiful garden city.  Until then, my Board Members and I would like to wish you good health and happiness!




Me gustaría dar las gracias a todos ustedes por la confianza depositada en mí al elegirme para un segundo mandato como Presidente.


Dos miembros fueron elegidos con éxito para unirse a nuestro equipo durante la elecion que se llevó a cabo durante el Congreso FIP 73 celebrado en Seúl, Corea del sur, el 12 de agosto de 2014. Me gustaría dar la bienvenida a bordo de mi equipo, señor Bernie Beston, que ha sido elegido como Vicepresidente de la FIP y Dr. Prakob Chirakiti como Director de la FIP. Mi sincero agradecimiento al Sr. Surajit Gongvatana por haber servido como Vicepresidente de la FIP para un término, 2010-2014.


Encontrará en edición de FLASH 120, los informes de las tres principales exposiciones celebrados el año pasado, AEROFILATELIA 2014, PHILAKOREA 2014 y Malasia 2014. Hay un breve resumen de las actividades (exposiciones, seminarios, FIP próximo Congreso etc.) para los próximos dos años. Los mantendremos actualizados con las últimas noticias y actividades a través de nuestra página web


Hemos de revisar y enmendar los estatutos FIP y GREX durante los últimos 18 meses. Es un proyecto tedioso pero gratificante. Porque muchas reglas se realizaron 30 o 40 años atrás, algunas de las cuales ya no son relevantes, por lo tanto un ajuste para tener los requisitos al día es una necesidad. ¿Recopilamos todos los detalles de una forma fácil de leer, diseño en tres columnas indicando las reglas originales, propuesto o revisado nuevas reglas y razones de hecho. Este informe va ser enviado a ustedes para su estudio y comentarios.


Singapur 2015 (agosto 14-19 de 2015) será la unica exposición mundial que tendremos este año, espero sinceramente que atenderán y visitaran mi hermosa ciudad jardín. Hasta entonces, mis miembros de la Junta y yo nos gustaría desearles una buena salud y felicidad!




Highlights of the 73rd FIP Congress in Seoul

Opening and reporting of the FIP Board

In his opening speech President Tay Peng Hian welcomed the delegates and guests, and introduced the Board Members with their responsibilities, and excused Vice-President Surajit Gongvatana who could not attend the Congress out of health reasons.


read more: link

Joint meeting of the FIP Board of Directors with the representatives of the Continental Federations & the representatives of the FIP Commissions, on August 11th, 2014, in Seoul

This very successful and fruitful meeting attended by representatives of the Continental Federations and of all the FIP Commissions except the Commission for Revenues brought up some very interesting issues that were lengthily dicussed during the Board meeting following the Congress.

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Highlights of the meetings in Seoul on August 13th, 2014

President Tay welcomed the Board members, especially the reelected Vice-President Bernard Beston and the newly elected Director Prakob Chirakiti. The Board members congratulated FIP President Tay Peng Hian for his re-election.

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Highlights of the 104th Meeting of the FIP Board of Directors in Kuala Lumpur, on December 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th 2014.

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Meetings & Seminars at SINGAPORE 2015

Date Time Room 3503 Room 3502
Class Speakers Class Speakers
August 17 09:00-10:30 Postal History Dr A. Cheung Youth Philately B. Bengtsson
  11:00-12:30 Aerophilately R. Wood Postal Stationery L. Engelbrecht
  Room 3504
  14:00-15:30 FIP Board meeting with Commissions' Chairmen and Secretaries
  Room 3402 / 3403
  16:00 FIAP meeting  
August 18 Room 3502
  09:00-12:00 Team Leaders seminar   B. Beston, Dr P. McCann, L. Engelbrecht
  13:30-15:00 Traditional Philately L. Svendsen
  Cassia Ballroom
  19:00-21:30 Palmarès


Invitation to a FIP Team Leaders Workshop 2015

FIP invites all accredited FIP team leaders to a workshop on team leadership during Singapore 2015.
The purpose of the team leaders workshop is to develop the competences of the FIP team leaders in order to constantly improve the quality of the work in the jury teams at FIP exhibitions - and thereby ensuring accurate and fair judging.

Time and place
The workshop will take place at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre in Singapore on August 18 at 9.00 am to 12.00 pm.

To view the agenda, click here   link

                                                                   SINGAPORE 2015 Event Schedule

                                                                          click here   link

ANNOUNCEMENT 2/2014 (15 JULY 2014)

                                                                                                     The President's page 2014/2 

by Tay Peng Hian, RDP, AMN, President FIP

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Pàgina del Presidente 2014/2

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ANNOUNCEMENT 1/2014 (10 APRIL 2014)

The President's page 2014/1 

by Tay Peng Hian, RDP, AMN, President FIP

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Pàgina del Presidente 2014/1

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