IBRA 2021: BDPh has signed contract with FIP


On the occasion of the 29th International Stamp Fair in Essen on May 10th 2019 important steps have been taken towards IBRA 2021. The signing of the patronage contract with the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (FIP) took place in attendance of guests and journalists specialized in philately after a visit tour through the exhibition halls…

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RPSL Celebrates its 150th Anniversary


The Royal Philatelic Society of London (RPSL) is celebrating this week its 150th Anniversary. On behalf of the FIP and its members, FIP President Bernard Beston congratulates the Society and its members for achieving such a marvellous milestone. The RPSL International Exhibition STOCKHOLMIA 2019 has been a World Class event to honour this wonderful philatelic…

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FIP Logo 2019 Guidelines


The FIP Board is pleased to announce that the 2019 Guidelines for the FIP logo can now be downloaded here. Should any member federation wish to obtain the logo in various format for your use, please write in to to request for the files and to explain the purpose of use – subjected to…

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FIP Jury Academy Kamnik 25-27 March 2019


The FIP Jury Academy in Kamnik, Slovenia, held in conjunction with the SlOVENIJA 2019 exhibition under FIP sponsorship was successfully held from 25-27 March 2019. The training was attended by 13 FIP accredited jurors and the trainers were Peter McCann from USA and Charles Verge from Canada. More details can be found in the article…

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FIP JURY ACADEMY 2019 In Slovenia
– a few seats left!


The ONLY training in Europe this year will be at: Kamnik, Slovenia Training dates: 25 – 27 March This training will be held just prior to SLOVENIJA 2019, of which FIP is one of the sponsors. There are only a few seats left for the training! FIP accredited jurors who can attend do write in…

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Grand Prix Winners of THAILAND 2018 General World Stamp Exhibition, November 28 – December 3, 2018


Congratulations to the following recipients of the Grand Prix awards during THAILAND 2018 Palmares night, held on December 2, 2018: Grand Prix d’Honneur – Peter Wittsten (Denmark), for his exhibit “Sweden 1855‐1872.The First Five Stamp Issues”. Grand Prix International – Tan Eng Chuan (Singapore), for his exhibit “Straits Settlements from pre stamp era to 1900”.…

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New FIP Board elected at the 75th FIP Congress in Bangkok, Thailand, Dec 2, 2018


Mr Bernard Beston (Australia) has been elected as the new FIP President, together with new Vice-Presidents for Asia Dr Prakob Chirakiti (Thailand) and new Director for Asia Mr Richard Tan Eng Chuan (Singapore), during the 75th FIP Congress held on December 2, 2018, in conjunction with THAILAND 2018 General World Stamp Exhibition. The new FIP…

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Highlights of the 119th FIP Board of Directors Meeting in Presidente Suites, Santiago, Chile on October 11, 2018


FIP JURY ACADEMY A total of 34 trainees would be participating in the FIP Jury Academy in Bangkok in two classes of 17 each, from December 4-6, 2018, right after the THAILAND 2018 General World Stamp Exhibition. The trainers were Peter McCann (USA), Peter Suhadolc (Slovenia), Charles Verge (Canada) and Lars Peter Svendsen (Denmark), FIP…

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Highlights of the 118th FIP Board Meeting in Prague, Czech Republic, on August 20, 2018


FINANCES For year 2018 from January to June, President Tay reported that FIP had a revenue of 217,000 CHF, excluding 44,900 CHF paper gain from investments. COMMISSIONS Due to the demise of Aerophilately Chairmen Mr Ross Wood in early 2018, the current secretary Mr Norman Banfield has been appointed by the Board to become the…

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PRAGA 2018 Grand Prize Winners


Grand Prix Winners of PRAGA 2018 Specialised World Stamp Exhibition, August 15 – 18, 2018 GRAND PRIX INTERNATIONAL There were four Grand Prix International candidates and the winner with the most votes, announced on stage by the Jury Secretary Mr Lars Engelbrecht, was Mr Joseph Hackmey (United Kingdom) for his exhibit “Classic Switzerland”. GRAND PRIX…

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