Welcome to the AIJP

Welcome to the AIJP, the world association of authors and journalists in philately!

The TIMES, the most wellkown English newspaper published on October 6th, 1842 a funny advert concerned with stamp collecting:

'A young lady, being desirous of covering her dressing room with cancelled postage stamps, has been so far encouraged in her wish by private friends as to have succeeded in collecting 16.000; these, however being insufficent, she will greatly obliged if any good natural persons who may have these (otherwise useless) little articles at their disposal would assist in her whimsical project.'

That is how it started: Stamps and papers. Some time later stamp collecting became a serious hobby and from the sixties of the 19th century on more and more specialist literature like catalogues, stamp papers and stamp albums were produced. Till this day authors and journalists are involved. Without them there would be no spreading and promotion of this enchanting hobby.

More than 80 years ago the first world association for philatelic journalists was founded and in 1962 named 'Association Internationale des Journalistes Philatélique'.

Got curious? Just browse through this site and learn more about the AIJP, how it originated, when it was founded and what are it's aims. Or simply have a look at the news (see the main menu on the left part of this page and click on 'News').

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04.06.2020 - FIP-Ausstellung “CAPETOWN 2021” in Südafrika wird verlegt
(FEPA) The Commissioner General of the Cape Town 2021 FIP World specialized exhibition has just informed us about the postponement of the event. The new dates are November 9 – 13, 2021. More information can be found at capetown2021.org

28.05.2020 - New date for Nordia 2020 will be December 4-6, 2020
As the corona crisis appears to last longer than we hoped, the Exhibition Committee has decided to postpone implementation until the first weekend in December.

19.05.2020 - Autumn Stampex postponed and replaced with Virtual Stampex event
The Philatelic Traders’ Society, responsible for hosting Stampex International, today announced that the Autumn 2020 Stampex show scheduled for the 30th September to 3rd October has been postponed