News

01.12.2019 - The Queen opens new RPSL headquarters
(rpsl/pcp) On Tuesday, 26 November Her Majesty the Queen, graciously visited 15 Abchurch Lane to open officially the new headquarters of The Royal Philatelic Society London.


26.11.2019 - MonacoPhil opens its doors on 28 November! - Stampblock Monacophil / L'Egypte
(pcp-wm) From 28 to 30 November, the internationally renowned MonacoPhil exhibition will once again take place in Monte-Carlo.


24.11.2019 - The European Championship for thematic philately at Verona - After the event: innovation and quality
The event now behind us, it is the time for the first reflections. Two are the aspects on which the general commissioner, Paolo Guglielminetti, wanted to focus


23.11.2019 - NEW PUBLISHED: : Dr. Joachim Helbig -Beiträge zur europäischen Transitpost (Band 1)
(jh/pcp-wm) It is time for new impulses in post-historical research. A look at the last 50 years shows a strong dynamic.


22.11.2019 - New published: Michel Eastern Europe 2019/2020 (level 7)
(ok/pcp-wm) This new work contains stamp catalogues from Poland and Russia (including the Soviet era) and the USSR successor states of Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus.


22.11.2019 - NEW PUBLISHED: MICHEL butterflies
(ok/pcp-wm) The MICHEL volume "Schmetterlinge - Ganze Welt" is now available in its second edition. This is a sign of the popularity of this collection, but also of the fascination that butterflies exert.


20.11.2019 - BIRDS IN ALBANIAN STAMPS (1913-2018)
Albania has a really important geographic position in Balkan Penninsula and Mediterranean Sea. Its terrain is rich in mountains, forests, fields, rivers, lakes, seas, with a diverse flora and fauna which distinguishes for a high biodiversity.


20.11.2019 - Collection auction at Felzmann into the late evening hours
(Düsseldorf-gm/pcp) It is shortly before 10 p.m. when the last hammer falls on the Saturday of the auction in Düsseldorf and auctioneer Peter Such declares the 167th Felzmann auction closed.


19.11.2019 - NOTOS 2021 – Newsletter - November 2019
Bulletin No. 1: We have started setting up NOTOS 2021 two years ago and right now we are exactly two years away from the Grand Opening. The 38-page Bulletin No. 1 pretty much sums up the first part of the story.


15.11.2019 - London 2020 getting closer
It will not be long before London 2020, the international stamp exhibition to be held at the Business Design Centre in London’s Islington in May, is upon us.


14.11.2019 - PREVIEW: 157th Dr. Derichs auction on 28 November 2019 in Cologne. Special catalogue "The Postal History of the Memelland".
(pcp-wm) Memelland has a very eventful history. Since the introduction of stamps in 1850 it was Prussian, then from 1871 it belonged to the newly founded German Reich.


14.11.2019 - Great Philately - from the House of Christian Geigle
(pcp-wm) Since 1 November 2019, the new fixed price offer from the Grünwalder specialist dealer Christian Geigle has been available.


13.11.2019 - Happy Feast at Felzmann again
(Düsseldorf-gm/pcp) Ulrich Felzmann will again auction a complete sheet of the popular "Kerstfest Misprint" in his autumn auction. For the first time Felzmann achieved a top bid for this German stamp, which was withdrawn in 2016, in 2017.


12.11.2019 - Unique treasures of the Old German States - The sale of the ERIVAN collection enters its second round!
(Wiesbaden/pcp) On 14 December 2019, Germany's oldest stamp auction house Heinrich Köhler invites you to the second auction of unique treasures from the "Collection ERIVAN - Altdeutsche Staaten" in Wiesbaden.


11.11.2019 - MonacoPhil 2019 - AIJP Academy – 29 November 2019, Hôtel Hermitage, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
(pcp-wm) From 28 to 30 November the international exhibition MonacoPhil will take place again in Monte-Carlo.


10.11.2019 - BArGe Portugal publishes special issue on stamps and miniature sheets of Stamperija agency
(rk/pcp) Since the end of 2019, the production of stamps and miniature sheets for Angola has been overtaking the philately market.


10.11.2019 - News from the BPP
(gg/pcp) Helena Obermüller Wilén, Huddinge, has a new address: Observationsvägen 20, SE-141 38 Huddinge, Sweden.


06.11.2019 - Annual General Meeting of the AIEP: NEW MEMBERS 2019
(aiep-tm/pcp) During the last Annual General Meeting of the AIEP in Plovdiv, Bulgaria (October 18, 2019) the following new experts have been elected as new members of the association (with specialization):


28.10.2019 - Catalogue for the 157th Dr. Derichs Auction on November 28/29, 2019 with a
(pcp-wm) Roland Meiners, owner of the Cologne auction house Dr. Wilhelm Derichs, is well known for his unusual forewords, as well as for his unusual "accompanying actions", which often provide topics of conversation even in insider circles.


27.10.2019 - Briefmarken-Auktionshaus Rauhut & Krusche: Auction catalogue with a circulation of 44,000 copies!
(pcp-wm) , One might not believe one's eyes and think that a scribbler might have made a mistake for a position, that it might have to be 4,400 or only 4,000 copies.


20.10.2019 - Schwaneberger Verlag awarded the German Publishers Prize 2019
(AIJP-uk/pcp) In a ceremony during the Frankfurt Book Fair, the Schwaneberger Verlag was presented with the German Publishers Award 2019.


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).


17.10.2019 - IBRA-Homepage online!
(bdph-jb/pcp) In a good 18 months IBRA 2021 will open its doors at Messe Essen from 6 to 9 May.


16.10.2019 - CAPE TOWN 2021 reduces fees for literature exhibitors
(pcp-wm) From 17 to 20 March 2021 a World Exhibition of Philately under FIP Patronage will take place in Cape Town, the capital of South Africa. It is the first ever to be held on the African continent.


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 - 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.


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.


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 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


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.


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 - 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.


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.


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


05.02.2019 - NATIONAL EXHIBITION GOUDA 2019 (NL)


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)


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