18.10.2019 - AIJP Director Dr. Mark Bottu becomes editor-in-chief of 'De Postzegel'.
(mb) During a difficult period, 'De Postzegel', the leading Belgian (Dutch-language) philately magazine, was led by Guido LEFEVER, who is also the secretary of the 'Vlaamse Bond van Postzegelverzamelaars' (Flemish Association of Stamp Collectors).

09.10.2019 - A captain at sea finds his final resting place on the sea: Ingo Maahz † 13.9.2019
(pcp-wm) Ingo Maahz, born on March 30, 1936 in Rostock, Germany, had written history with his NAVICULA Ships and Shipping Company and at the same time closely linked his profession and hobby.

08.10.2019 - A great philatelist has passed away: Hermann Walter Sieger
(pcp-wm) On September 30, 2019, the renowned philatelist and philatelic patron Consul Hermann Walter Sieger from Lorch was relieved of his many years of suffering. Sieger, born on 6 April 1928 in Schwäbisch-Gmünd,

04.10.2019 - The Bill-Gross-USA-Collection goes beyond all expectations
(pcp-wm) One is reminded of the old saying that the USA is the land of unlimited possibilities when one looks at the three auction catalogues of the renowned auction company Robert Siegel, which has been auctioning the collection of the stock market

17.09.2019 - Gary Brown (Died 14. September 2019)
The President of the FIP Literature Commission, Gary Brown from Australia, died suddenly and unexpectedly. At STOCKHOLMIA 2019 he was still a member of the jury and evaluated philatelic literature

15.09.2019 - NEW PUBLICATION: Volker Köppel: Deutsche Bundes- und Philatelistentage 1889–1945. Handbuch und Katalog
(pcp-wm) One might think that this popular field of collecting has already been extensively researched in recent decades. Volker Köppel's new book, however, brings more.

15.09.2019 - SHORTLY PUBLISHED: MICHEL Südosteuropa 2019/2020 (EK 4)5 South East Europe)
(ok/pcp-wm) MICHEL Südosteuropa 2019/2020 is another volume produced with the new Philatelic Database (PDB). On the outside you can see the change in the revised layout.

14.09.2019 - TO BE PUBLISHED: MICHEL Auslandgebiete der USA (Foreig 5n territories of the USA)
(ok/pcp-wm) In 2017 a series was started about the issues of the colonial powers. There are now four volumes for the French, British (two volumes) and Colonial issues of the other European states. But there were also states outside Europe .

13.09.2019 - PREVIEW: 25th FELZMANN-E@uction from 23-26 September 2019
(uf/pcp-wm) From 23 to 26 September 2019 the 25th e@uction will take place at Felzmann. The small jubilee will be taken as an opportunity to expand the offer at this online auction.

12.09.2019 - AEP Awards 2019 for Henk Slabbinck, Patrick Maselis and Guy Duteau
(pcp-wm) The Board of the European Academy of Philately (AEP) is once again awarding prizes to philatelists who have rendered outstanding services to philately in Europe in recent years.

12.09.2019 - Icelandic post office before the end!
(pcp-wm) A few days ago, the Philatelic Service of the Post of Iceland (Postphil) announced drastic changes that make collectors listen out like trade

11.09.2019 - NEWLY PUBLISHED: Leserbriefe: Ausgewählte Briefe an die MICHEL-Redaktion
(MICHEL-PR/pcp) Schwaneberger Verlag recently issued a press release on a new book title that clearly differs from the usual and familiar literature produced by the publisher.

10.09.2019 - BArGe Portugal publishes the eleventh issue of the free digital magazine "Modern Angola Philately".
(rk/pcp) The Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Portugal and former colonies e.V. im BDPh e.V. presents the eleventh issue of the free digital magazine "Moderne Angola-Philatelie" (MAP).

10.09.2019 - A new stamp catalogue for the Abstimmungsgebiet Allenstein 1920
(pcp-wm) Gunnar Gruber, an expert in this field, has recently published a new work in which 282 pages with over 300 stamp illustrations summarize numerous new findings.

02.09.2019 - Free portrait stamp for every visitor!
(jb/pcp-wm) Writing letters is the basis for the hobby of stamps. This is why Messe Sindelfingen has been inviting school classes to attend workshops on the subject of “writing letters” during the Stamp Fair for several years now.

30.08.2019 - MICHEL Southern Europe 2019 (Ek 3)
(ok/cj-pcp-wm) MICHEL Southern Europe 2019 contains the popular collection areas around the Adriatic with the Apennine Peninsula and the area of former Yugoslavia.

28.08.2019 - NEW PUBLICATION: MICHEL Karibische Inseln 2019/2020 (ÜK 2.1)
(ok/pcp-wm) With the MICHEL Overseas Volume 2, Part 1 Caribbean Islands A-J 2019/2020 from the MICHEL Overseas Series, the reworking of stamps from the Caribbean begins. This first Caribbean volume contains stamps from Anguilla to Jamaica.

28.08.2019 - NEW PUBLISHED: Michel Schweiz-Spezial 2019/2020
(ok/pcp-wm) The collection of Swiss stamps and postal stationeries continues to enjoy great popularity at Switzerland and abroad. This is not only due to price stability of the Swiss franc, but also to the intelligent issuing policy of Swiss Post.

28.08.2019 - NEW PUBLISHED: Liechtenstein Special 2019/2020 (Michel)
(ok/pcp-wm) Liechtenstein is celebrating in 2019the “300th anniversary of Liechtenstein”. This refers to the 1719 unification of the two dominions of Schellenberg and Vaduz. This region became a principality directly linked to the emperor Charles VI

26.08.2019 - NEW PUBLISHED: Ute and Dr. Elmar Dorr – Der Orient-Express 1883-1914
(pcp-wm) Who wouldn't like to take the Orient-Express from Paris to Constantinople? Whether it's to read Agatha Christie's novel "Murder in the Orient Express" or simply to enjoy this luxury train?

24.08.2019 - Multilateral Stamp Exhibition Luxembourg 2019
(PTT Lux./pcp-wm) As already announced, Luxembourg will host this year the Multilateral Stamp Collectors Associations of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Liechtenstein and Slovenia

24.08.2019 - Luxembourg celebrates the 85th anniversary of the Philatelists Association
(PTT Lux./pcp-wm) In Germany and in many other countries, it would hardly be conceivable, but the "85th anniversary of the FSPL" (Fédération des Sociétés philatéliques du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg) is worth a block of stamps issued by the Post Office

29.07.2019 - NEW EDITION: Oswald Walter: Reichsadler und Brieftaube: Private Postdienstleister in Mannheim und Ludwigshafen 1886–1900
(ow/pcp) The postal monopoly in the 19th century is a holy grail, carefully cherished and maintained by all German states.

29.07.2019 - CG-Awards 2019: Latest submission deadline is 15 October 2019
(pcp-wm) The highly endowed CG Förderpreis Philatelie will be awarded in 2019for the seventh time.

23.07.2019 - PHILA HISTORICA No. 2/2019 released!
(pcp-wm) For many philatelists and literary historians, every new issue of this 250-page magazine, which is for free four times a year, is always delighting

22.07.2019 - NEW PUBLICATION : Edition d'Or - Volume 55: Brazil - Dom Pedro Issues 1866-1878. The Pablo Rhyme Collection
(pcp/wm) Among Brazil's most popular early stamp issues are the three so-called large Dom Pedro stamp series, from 1866-1878. These replaced the previously so-called bull's, goat’s and cat’s- eyes.

22.07.2019 - NEW PUBLISHED - Christian Geissmann: Field Post Numbers in Switzerland during the Second World War 1939-1945
(pcp/wm) In 1939, a suitable military address had to be found for the local work crews in the Engadine coming from different units, who were replaced from time to time by other soldiers. For this purpose, the Field Post Directorate chose field post n

15.07.2019 - NEW PUBLICATION: Edition d'Or - Volume 54: Argentina 1867-1887. The Pablo Rhyme Collection
(pcp/wm) If a philatelist with a collection of semi-classical editions of a country achieves three Grand Gold rankings at exhibitions (here in 2010 in Buenos Aires, 2016 in Cordoba and 2018 at the FIP exhibition in Israel), this collection must be so

08.07.2019 - BDPh with special conditions for literature exhibitors at LONDON 2020
(pcp-wm) BDPh Treasurer Walter Bernatek announced that not only the exhibit fee for literature (approx. 28 Euro!) at the FIP World Exhibition London 2020, but also the commissioner's fee takes this approach into account in a special way.

06.07.2019 - AIJP Vice President Aad Knikman resigns for health reasons
In June 2019, the long-standing vice president of the World Association of Philatelic Authors and Journalists (AIJP) informed the board that he was no longer in a position to exercise his office due to progressive health problems.

29.06.2019 - Registration deadline for LONDON 2020 expires!
(pcp-wm) The acceptance period for stamp exhibits that interested exhibitors want to exhibit at next year's LONDON 2020 runs until 30 June 2019.

29.06.2019 - Chancellor Angela Merkel patronizes IBRA 2021
(BDPh / Berlin/Essen). Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) patronizes the International World Stamp Exhibition (IBRA) 2021 in Essen.

01.06.2019 - CPh members congratulated their outgoing chairman

28.05.2019 - Monaco issues special stamp for this year's MonacoPhil

21.05.2019 - AIJP awards patronage to OSTROPA 2020

17.05.2019 - Literature Exhibition in the Republic of Moldova

15.05.2019 - Stamp commemorates first visit of Pope Francis to North Macedonia

13.05.2019 - Info Bulletin #1 for NAPOSTA 2020 now available!

10.05.2019 - Former Presidents of the RPSL exhibited in London!

07.05.2019 - English Shanahan book sold out one week after publication!

06.04.2019 - MICHEL-catalogues no longer sold in cling film

28.03.2019 - Specimen box of new Dutch personal stamps auctioned for charity

24.03.2019 - MICHEL postpones publication dates of its Europa catalogues

19.03.2019 - POST HORN about to make its international debut

15.03.2019 - AeroBerlin 2019 offers an impressive programme

09.03.2019 - Germany: ATM pilot trial resumed!

04.03.2019 - Presale of STOCKHOLMIA’s exhibition catalogues has started!

28.02.2019 - Sex & Crime: Dr. Paul Singer & the auction house Shanahan

25.02.2019 - German “Hugo Michel” hand stamp (10.02.2019) contains two errors

20.02.2019 - National Postal Museum (USA) reopened!

14.02.2019 - Multilateral 2019 in Luxembourg

09.02.2019 - King of Sweden opens STOCKHOLMIA 2019


31.01.2019 - "PHILOTELIA" available in digitized form!

29.01.2019 - Advance purchasing of the two STOCKHOLMIA 2019 catalogues from February!

21.01.2019 - Stamp vending machines will disappear from everyday life in Liechtenstein

14.01.2019 - Liechtenstein: special stamp issue with false portrait

11.01.2019 - Fresh from the press: MICHEL‘ CEPT Catalogue 2019

07.01.2019 - Consilium Philatelicum: An"oracle in the favourable sense of the word" makes place

04.01.2019 - A main post office with an extraordinary history

28.12.2018 - Happy New Year!

21.12.2018 - PHILA HISTORICA: No. 4/2018 published, annual volume 2018 also available

19.12.2018 - Post & Geschichte Nr. 18 (December 2018) now available

17.12.2018 - Bernard Beston new President of the FIP

14.12.2018 - MICHEL presented a big pre-Christmas program!

12.12.2018 - SAARPHILA about to end its auction activities

10.12.2018 - Christoph Gärtner takes over the Jakubek Archive

05.12.2018 - Attention exhibitors and organizers!

30.11.2018 - Leuchtturm Accessories Catalogues 2019 now available

26.11.2018 - Fresh from the press: MICHEL’s Luxembourg 2019

23.11.2018 - NAPOSTA 2020 (Rank 1) will be held in Haldensleben

21.11.2018 - KNBF: becomes a forerunner by amending its exhibition regulations

19.11.2018 - Just published: Kaleidoscope of Fiscal Philately

16.11.2018 - New: Volume 1 in MICHEL’S series MehrWissen (Gelblinge)

12.11.2018 - Newly published: Die Farben der Briefmarken

08.11.2018 - SIEGER Literature Prize 2018 for Walter Schiessl

07.11.2018 - National Exhibition 'Gouda 2019' (The Netherlands)

05.11.2018 - SIEGER Literature Prize 2017 for Wolfgang Jakubek

02.11.2018 - Internationale Briefmarken-Börse Sindelfingen: Portrait-Pluscard was a big hit!

31.10.2018 - IBRA 2021 presents its sponsor and advertising concept!

30.10.2018 - "Tomorrows Royal"

24.10.2018 - Franz-Karl Lindner now a member of Consilium Philatelicum (BDPh)

22.10.2018 - Barbara & Karlheinz Wittig: Philatelic dictionary in six languages

19.10.2018 - Liechtensteinische Post starts pilot My Mailbox

17.10.2018 - Günter Formery: An Encyclopedia of Philocartism

15.10.2018 - Edition d'Or (Volume 53): The Michael Mahler Collection

12.10.2018 - New BDPh website: concise, up-to-date and modern

10.10.2018 - Michel: specialized catalogues of Liechtenstein and Switzerland

08.10.2018 - Prestigious literature prizes awarded at the IBB Sindelfingen

05.10.2018 - Jury appointed for STOCKHOLMIA 2019!

03.10.2018 - Fitting opportunity to thank Michael Sefi

01.10.2018 - 36th International Stamp Fair Sindelfingen: free portrait stamp for every visitor!

28.09.2018 - 20 years Philatelic Library Wuppertal

26.09.2018 - OOST-PHILA becomes ROYAL / FILATELIEFEEST 2018 - RONSE

24.09.2018 - ANTWERPFILA – FNIP-FAIR 5-6 October 2018

21.09.2018 - OBP/COB: a new edition to be published on on 5 october 2018

19.09.2018 - AIJP lends NOTOS 2021 its patronage

17.09.2018 - Now available: MICHEL Southeastern Europe 2018 (‘EK 4’)

14.09.2018 - Hadersbeck auctions moves in at its new location in Berlin

12.09.2018 - Chris King honoured with the European Parliament Prize