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 largest scale FIP exhibition that…

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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 25-28 May 2023. Four FIP…

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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 Postage Stamps. Click here for…

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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 Thailand Post. FIP Director Mr…

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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 on philatelic literature and was…

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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 be updated on the latest…

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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 Matthew USA Postal History LAAKSO…

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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. The FIP Consultant was immediate…

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Application for 2023 Jury Academy Now Open


The FIP Board is pleased to announce that the next Jury Academy shall be held just prior to the start of IBRA 2023 – the exact dates and details shall be confirmed in the coming weeks. The new FIP Board members who are overseeing the Jury Academy are: Directors Aldo Samame and Peter Suhadolc. A…

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CAPE TOWN 2022 International Stamp Exhibition – Seminars


The Cape Town 2022 International Stamp Exhibition shall soon be taking place from 8 – 12 November 2022! The Seminars that shall be held are as follows:     The above information is correct as at 10 October 2022. Click here to be updated of the latest information on the exhibition.    

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