FIP Seminars

Postal History and Postal Stationery Workshop / Seminar

(A FIP Recognised Seminar)


Venue : Exhibition Hall, TAIPEI 2015 (30th Asian International Stamp Exhibition)

Date    : April 28, 2015


This will serve as a pre-qualification for potential exhibitors to become a FIAP/FIP apprentice jury, having attended this workshop.


A brief summary of the contents of this workshop is as follow:

A number of Postal History & Postal Stationery exhibits from FIAP exhibitors have been reviewed and commented on in detail by 3 FIP/FIAP accredited jurors namely Mr Norman Banfield, Mr Malcolm Hammersley and Mr Lin Mao-Hsin.


The critique session will be conducted to explain the points of improvement so that the exhibitors in question and those attended the workshop could learn and improve their exhibits.  During the seminar, reference will be made based on the FIP GREV and SREV/Guidelines."


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 9.30am to 12.30pm.

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The President's page 2015/1 

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!



74th FIP Congress

The 74th FIP Congress will be held in October 2016 and the commissions meetings will be conducted at the same time in Taipei. A FIP General World Stamp Exhibition  PHILATAIPEI 2016 will be held in Taipei in October 2016.  

Dates of Exhibition:  20 - 25 October 2016

Type of Exhibition:  A FIP General World Stamp Exhibition - PHILATAIPEI 2016

                              With all FIP classes

Venue:                    World Trade Centre, Taipei

Organiser:               Jointly organized by the Chung Hwa Post and the Chinese Taipei Philatelic Federation 

No. of frames:         2500 frames

FIP Commission Meetings:  23 - 24 October, 2016

FIP Congress:                     25 October 2016

FIP Consultant: Mr Tay Peng Hian


Group photo taken on December 6, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur after the presentation of PHILATAIPEI 2016 by Mr Chen Yu-An, President and Michael Ho, Vice-President of the Chinese Taipei Philatelic Federation.  PHILATAIPEI 2016 has received the FIP's Provisional Patronage at the 73rd FIP Congress on August 12, 2014 in Seoul. Korea. The FIP Board Meeting on December 7, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur has endorsed the full patronage for PHILATAIPEI 2016, subject to the final confirmation at the 74th FIP Congress in Taipei on October 13, 2016.




From Left to Right: Ms Dila Eaton, Dr Prakob Chirakiti, Mr Bernard Jimenez, FIP President Tay Peng Hian, Dr Peter P. McCann, Mr Chen Yu-An, Mr Fernando Aranaz, Mr Michael Ho, Mr Bernard P. Beston


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.


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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 FIPMPrsident Tay Peng Hian for his reelection.

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Recommended Exhibit Sheet Sizes

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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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Qualifying exhibits for commissioners

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 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


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The President's page 2014/2 

by Tay Peng Hian, RDP, AMN, President FIP

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The President's page 2014/1 

by Tay Peng Hian, RDP, AMN, President FIP

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Pàgina del Presidente 2014/2

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Pàgina del Presidente 2014/1

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