IBRA 2023 Grand Prix Awards


The IBRA 2023 FIP General World Stamp Exhibition had been successfully held by Bund Deutscher Philatelisten e. V. from 25 to 28 May 2023 in Halls 7 and 8 of Messe Essen. A total of more than 3600 frames were judged and there were 809 exhibits for this exhibition, the…

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FIP Qualifying Seminars in IBRA 2023


One of the key criteria to be approved by the FIP Board for FIP Jury apprenticeship is to have fulfilled the necessary FIP Qualifying Seminar in the Class that the applicant is applying for. In the upcoming IBRA 2023 FIP General World Stamp Exhibition to be held in Essen from…

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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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