Rolf Leuthard , elected new President of the Union of Swiss Philatelic Societies – VSPhV / FSPhS

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At the ordinary Assembly of delegates of the Swiss Federation of Philatelic Societies in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Rolf Leuthard was elected as the new Central Chairman of the VSPhV / FSPhS. Rolf Leuthard officially took office on 1st January 2019 and succeeded Hans Schwarz. The latter led the Federation for about 2 ½ years after Ivo Bader’s resignation for health reasons in mid-2016. Hans Schwarz has been elected Vice-President. With this “rotation of function” at the head Read more…

Innovative initiative of the ABPS: The ‘Multi-Class’ Certificate

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The ABPS, whose International Committee is led by Bill Hedley, have just taken an initiative to encourage exhibitors to exhibit in more than one class. The idea is to present a ‘Multi-Class’ Certificate to exhibitors who have achieved at least Vermeil in five or more classes and the first certificates were awarded at Stampex in February 2019. Read more…

NOTOS 2021: the “Magnificent Seven” will be exhibited for the first time

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On the 28th of February the Organizing Committee of NOTOS 2021 has issued its Newsletter number 2 including the confirmation of the Philatelic and Postal Museum, Athens, to exhibit to the public together for the first time the seven printing plates of the Large Hermes Heads of 1861, known as the “Magnificent Seven”. A special webpage dedicated to the seven printing plates… Read more…

New Thematic Guidelines

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Peter Suhadolc, FIP Thematic Commission Chairman, has kindly sent us the just issued February 2019 Newsletter including the proposed New Thematic Guidelines . Other contents: Foreword, Thematic Seminar in Jerusalem 2018, Thematic Commission Meeting during Thailand 2018, Scouting Philately at Évora (Portugal), Thematic Qualifying Seminars, WETTERIANA 2019, FIP Thematic Jurors, Exhibitions Calendar, General Information about FIP TC Read more…

“The Lord of the stamps”

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With this title, the cover page of the “Tageblatt” advise the interview that is presented at full big page inside to Jos Wolff RDP, FIP Honorary President, President of the Federation of Luxembourg… . The Tageblatt is one of the most important daily newspapers of Luxembourg. This is an outstanding example of fantastic promotion of Philately. Congratulations, Josy! Read more…