Philatelic Federation of South Africa Calling for The World’s Best Stamps


The World’s Best Stamps Competition administered by the Management Committee of the Philatelic Federation of South Africa is now on! The competition is open to Post Offices or Postal Administrations of Member Countries of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and other recognised stamp issuing authorities responsible for the Issuance of…

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THAILAND 2023 Specialised World Stamp Championship Exhibition 27 Nov – 2 Dec 2023


  THAILAND 2023 FIP Patronage Specialised World Stamp Championship Exhibition will be held at the Grand Postal Building in Bangkok, Thailand from 27 November to 2 December 2023. It is hosted by the Philatelic Assocation of Thailand under the Patronage of H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn (P.A.T.) and supported by…

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Obituary – Peter Fischer and Dr. Wolf Hess


Peter Fischer (Berlin), from 1970 until its dissolution in 1990 chairman of the philatelists’ association in the GDR’s cultural association, died shortly after his 85th birthday on June 4th 2022. The trained journalist had been a collector since 1947. Most recently, he was also an international juror and an expert…

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The World is looking forward to IBRA 2023


2022 has been a spectacular year with five FIP Specialised World Stamp Exhibitions. In 2023, finally we will have IBRA 2023, a FIP General World Stamp Exhibition with all the Classes, and we expect philatelists from all over the world to be present in Essen from 25-28 May 2023. To…

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CAPE TOWN 2022 Approved Apprentices, Cross-Accreditation Jurors and Apprentice Team Leaders


During the 155th FIP Board meeting in Cape Town, South Africa on 13 November 2022, the following were approved by the FIP Board: CAPE TOWN  2022 Apprentice Jurors Surname Name Country Class Approved *AMBRUS Francisc Romania Open Philately AMOORE Hugh South Africa Postal History EVERS Holger-Rudolf Germany Postal History KEWRIGA…

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CAPE TOWN 2022 Grand Prix Awards


The CAPE TOWN 2022 FIP Specialised World Stamp Exhibition themed “Road to Democracy”, had been successfully held by the Philatelic Federation of South Africa in conjunction with the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies, at the CTICC 2 Foreshore Cape Town in South Africa from 8 – 12 November 2022.…

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