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Інформаційний бюлетень FEPA від 4 квітня 2022 р. (Англ)


HUNFILEX 2022 World Stamp Championship results

The winners of HUNFILEX 2022 World Stamp Championship were announced during the Palmares dinner on Saturday 2 April.

World Stamp Champion: Damien Läge (Germany), "Australasian Birdlife"
WSC 1st Runner up: Jean Voruz (Monaco), "Geneva from the Cantonal to the Federal Post 1839-1862"
WSC 2nd Runner up: Vittorio Morani (Italy), "Tuscany 1836 to GPU"

Grand Prix International: Tom Komnaes (Norway), "Norwegian Skilling Covers - Domestic and Abroad"

Grand Prix National: Adriano Bergamini (Switzerland), "The Austrian Post in Hungary 1850-1867"

Photo (from left): Aldo Samamé y Samamé (FIP Director), Prakob Chirakiti (FIP Vice-President), Bernard Jimenez (FIP Vice-President), Jean Voruz, Damien Läge, Luca Lavagnino (National Commissioner of Italy representing Vittorio Morani)

[photo credit: Giovanni Licata]

Frank Walton (1955-2022)

It is with great sadness that we report that Frank Walton passed away on 1st April. He was suffering from stomach cancer.

Frank will be sorely missed. We send our heartfelt condolences to his family.

Frank Walton RDP FRPSL was a specialist in Sierra Leone philately, an international juror, formerly Editor of the London Philatelist (2001-2014), and a signatory of the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists (2015). He was greatly involved with the latest International Philatelic Exhibitions in London as General Commissioner in 2015 and as Chairman of the Organising Committee in 2022.

He was awarded the FEPA Medal for Exceptional Study and Research in 2014 for his six-volume study, The De La Rue Collection.

HUNFILEX 2022 World Stamp Exhibition under way

Grand Opening on 31st March of HUNFILEX 2022 World Stamp Exhibition in Budapest. The official ceremony was honoured by H.E. Mr János Áder, President of the Republic of Hungary, Mr. László Kövér, Speaker of the National Assembly of Hungary, and Ms. Sára Hegmanné Nemes, Chairman of the Hungarian Post.

The exhibition took place in the Groupama Arena from 31 March to 3 April.

*** The FEPA seminar on Open Philately by Ms. Birthe King will be available on YouTube. Keep an eye on the FEPA website for the link.

[photo credit: MTI / Zoltán Mathé, source: Magyar Polgári Együttműködés Egyesület facebook account]

MICHEL database with stamps from all over the world

Schwaneberger Verlag has revised and updated the large MICHEL-Online database. It contains the cataloguing from the 16 printed catalogues about European stamps, the 20 catalogues about stamps from overseas and the MICHEL catalogue Germany with all price evaluations and many thousands of high-resolution stamp images. You can search for all contained stamps by many search criteria, for example also for themes. Data on European and many other countries are now also completely available in English.

Club members of all worldwide collectors associations permanently pay lower subscription fees. A special campaign is also running throughout 2022 so that Anglophone collectors can test the paperless MICHEL information: With the coupon code MICHEL-Online22 at the end of the order, new customers pay 30% less in the first year on top to their permanent club member discount.

Everything about MICHEL-Online and registration is available at https://www.briefmarken.de/michelshop/en/michel-online

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The work of British stamp designer Marjorie Saynor

A short story uploaded on the Postal Museum (London) website by Ms. Georgina Tomlinson, Deputy Curator, Philately, introduced us to Marjorie Saynor (1924-2012), an artist, who submitted stamp designs to the Royal Mail during the 70s and the 80s.

Marjorie Saynor has been initially commissioned for two stamps of the 1970 Anniversaries issue, an then on for the complete sets of the 1972 Polar Explorers, the 1973 British Explorers, the 1976 British Cultural Traditions and the 1982 Maritime Heritage. In between, she has also submitted designs in several other occasions.

Read the full story here.

CAPEX 22 International One Frame Stamp Championship

CAPEX 22 is the first large international one frame exhibition. It will take place at the Metro Toronto Conference Centre (MTCC) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, from 9 to 12 June 2022. A little over 400 exhibits are expected to participate. The exhibition will be held under FIP recognition. All the necessary details are on the exhibition’s website: https://capex22.org

The organisers have already distributed 19 newsletters since the beginning of their campaign. It is never too late to subscribe if you haven’t already. Keep in mind that the newsletters are bilingual: in French and English. You can read the most recent one right here.

The Danish Postal History Society celebrates its 50th anniversary

The Danish Postal History Society (Dansk Posthistorisk Selskab, DPHS)`was founded in 1972. The weekend of 26-27 March, the Society celebrated its 50th anniversary, with a 200-frame exhibition featuring postal history exhibits only. The exhibition, called POST ’22, took place in the Hornslethallerne Sports and Culture Centre, in Hornslet.

The DPHS was honoured with the FEPA Certificate of Appreciation in 2013.

More on the DPHS and POST’22 on the Society’s website: https://dphs.dk

Space is the main theme of the new “Junge Sammler”

On 23 March, we received the latest Newsletter from Axel Brockmann at the editorial office of Junge Sammler, the official magazine of the Deutsche Philatelisten-Jugend e. V. (https://www.dphj.de/)

This is the first issue of the year for the Junge Sammler (or Young Collector, in English) which was on the way to its membership. Its featured articles are on space, astronauts and astrophysics, quite a popular theme amongst youngsters.

You can read the Newsletter here.

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The Postal Museum (Postimuseo) in Tampere, Finland

Opened to the public in 1927 in Helsinki, the Postimuseo has moved to Tampere in 2014. Learn more about the Postal Museum of Finland from the museum’s website. Just to get an idea, we copied the following from the Introduction at the “Collections” webpage:

The Postal Museum’s collections shed light on the history of postal services in Finland and the development of Posti Group. The collections include artefacts and documents from the late 16th century up to the present day. Today, we collect contemporary phenomena using various technologies.

Our collections include artefacts from a quill pen to a postbus. The stamp collection includes stamps and material relating to their production as well as philatelic reference collections. The image collections include photographs, films, posters and postcards. The Postal Museum also has a large collection of stampers.

Archived materials, such as maps, postal brochures and forms, newspaper and magazine clippings and historical postal documents, constitute interesting source materials for both researchers and hobbyists. The museum library contains information to support philatelic and postal history research.

[photo credit: Postimuseo]

New Delcampe magazine: “Collections Classiques”

For the past six years or so we have experienced the two different Delcampe magazine series: Philately (Philatélie) and Special Edition (Hors-Série). Last week Delcampe released No. 1 of a new series, the Collections Classiques.

According to Delcampe magazine Chief Editor, Ms. Héloïse Dautricourt, Philatélie and Hors-Série have merged to the Collections Classiques, which will now on cover philately, numismatics, cartophily and photography.

You can read Collections Classiques No. 1 here.