11.04.2010 - New RDPs to sign Roll in Leamington Spa
The Roll of Distinguished Philatelists was established in 1921 by the Philatelic Congress of Great Britain with the approval of His Majesty King George V who was the first Signatory. An invitation to

03.04.2010 - New Editor for ‘De Postzegel’
Belgium’s foremost stamp publication, ‘De Postzegel’, has appointed a new Editor. With the appointment came an end to a difficult situation in which the publisher of the magazine - the Koninklijke

28.03.2010 - Important news for collectors of Belgian Postal History items!
The Court of Appeal in Liège (Belgium) has ruled that the Belgian National Archive did act illegally when it ordered the seizure of postal items belonging to a well-known collector. The seizure took

06.03.2010 - Now open: the INDIPEX 2011’s website
AIJP member Madhukar Jhingan from India has informed the readers of his magazine ‘Stamps of India’ that with entrance from 4 March 2010 the official INDIPEX 2011 website can be visited. The site

02.03.2010 - LONDON 2010: free admission for AIJP members
On 8 May it will open its doors: the world philatelic exhibition LONDON 2010 (also called ‘The Festival of Stamps’), in England’s capital, London. Expectations are that the event will attract a large

24.02.2010 - Patronage for PORTUGAL 2010 confirmed!
Recently, the President of the AIJP, Wolfgang Maassen, has confirmed that Portugal 2010 has received the patronage of the AIJP. This international philatelic exhibition will be held from 1 to 10

24.02.2010 - Munich Stamp Fair (IBB): free admission for AIJP members!
This year, the International Stamp Fair in Munich (to be held on 5, 6 and 7 March) will be the first major philatelic event that will be held in the south of Germany. Normally the entrance fee for

24.02.2010 - Here comes the new AIJP Bulletin!
The first AIJP Bulletin of 2010 is about to appear; it will have a brand new format as well as a new layout. The magazine will also show a new, catchy masthead: ‘The Philatelic journalist’. Thanks to

24.02.2010 - PHILALUX definitively moved to 2011!
For technical reasons the organizing committee of PHILALUX (1-4 July 2010, Luxembourg) has been forced to postpone this exhibition. The FEPA event will now take place in 2011, to be precise from

17.02.2010 - Charles John Peterson inducted in the APS’s ‘Hall of Fame’
The well-known literature expert, international juror and member of countless American clubs and associations, former AIJP Vice President Charles (‘Charlie’) John Peterson (1933-2009), has been

17.02.2010 - FEPA exhibition Luxembourg postponed
The PhilaLux Exhibition planned to take place in Luxembourg from July 1st until July 4th 2010 has been postponed. This has been reported by AIJP Director Dr. Mark Bottu. It seems that the event will

17.02.2010 - Gini Horn: resigned?
From circles that are usually well-informed we have gathered that Gini Horn – for a long time the Librarian of the American Philatelic Society – has resigned from this function. We hope to be able to

17.02.2010 - Admissions to fairs and exhibitions
Visitors of the international stamp shows in Munich (early March) and Sindelfingen (late October) will have to pay an entrance fee. And those who want to visit London 2010 on its first exhibition day

17.02.2010 - New AIJP Members
The AIJP welcomes the following new members:
1928 Alexandra Baumann, D-Unterschleissheim
1929 Heinz Glättli, CH-Muttenz
1930 Guy Coutant, B-Deurle
1931 Dr. Horst Schmollinger,

17.02.2010 - Cover from the correspondence of the family of Diana, Princess of Wales stolen
A rare 1856 cover addressed to Earl Spencer was stolen at Brussels railway station on 25 January 2010. It is a 2d postal stationery envelope, originally addressed to London, where an additional 2d.

17.02.2010 - Åland goes digital
In a notification that the postal administration of Åland has released in mid-February, the organisation states that that it will discontinue its service with regard to sending actual stamps to press

05.02.2010 - Good news for literature lovers
On February 28, the Dutch firm Boekenland (its owner, René Hillesum, is a member of the AIJP) will present an auction that contains between 10 and 11 thousand philatelic books, all with a starting

12.01.2010 - Giancarlo Morolli: 40 years active for ‘Il Collezionista’
In January 1970 - exactly 40 years ago - the renowned Italian magazine stamp magazine Il Collezionista introduced in its columns two new members of the editorial staff. One of the then introduced

12.01.2010 - Hans W. Hohenester re-elected as President of the ASCAT
Early December 2009, during MONACOPHIL, the current President of the Association Internationale des Editeurs de catalogues ASCAT, Hans W. Hohenester, was reappointed in this function by his

29.12.2009 - PhilInfo follows Canadian example
A convocation that has been sent by Joëlle Amalfitano, publisher of PhilInfo, the official bulletin of the French postal administration, informs us that PhilInfo’s December issue has

29.12.2009 - Traditional philatelic press: in dire straits?
Due to the loss of a government grant and considering the sharp fall in advertisements, the Canadian stamp magazine Philatélie Québec has decided to abandon its ink to paper publication and to

29.12.2009 - Grand Prix for Tony Virvilis
Tony Virvilis, President of the FIP-commission for Literature and a prominent member of the AEP, has been awarded with the Grand Prix at the National Philatelic Exhibition in Greece for his

26.12.2009 - A happy New Year 2010
The board of AIJP wishes all members, their families, but also all colleagues in each part of the world a happy and prosperous New Year 2010.


02.12.2009 - Lecture of AIJP Director Dr. Mark Bottu about Frans De Troyer
On 28 November 2009 the annual general meeting of the Belgian Academy for Philately was held in the House of Philately in Brussels. About sixty renowned philatelists - including

02.12.2009 - How a literary Mount Everest was challenged!
It was apparent that on 28 November 2009 Patrick Maselis, President of the Belgian Academy for Philately (also President of the Club de la Elite de Monte Carlo) was looking forward with great

02.12.2009 - AIJP members elected as Fellows!
On 3 November 2009, The London Philatelist (official magazine of the Royal Philatelic Society, London) has announced that, along with a number of other esteemed persons, three

30.11.2009 - Pol Wijnants: ‘Legioenpropaganda in het Derde Rijk’
In the Belgian magazine De Postzegel (No. 716/Vol. 72, December 2009, p. 453) a well-researched and richly illustrated full-colour article has been published by AIJP member Pol Wijnants. The

30.11.2009 - Pedro Vaz Pereira resigns from the Board of the AIJP!
On 10 November 2009 Pedro Vaz Pereira has expressed his wish to resign from the Board of the AIJP. Pedro Vaz Pereira was elected Director of the Board in May 2009, at the annual congress in Essen.

30.11.2009 - AIJP supports LONDON 2010 with its own literature catalogue
Regular exhibitors will know the problem from their own bitter experience: although their publications are certainly on show, in many cases visitors of the exhibition will not be able to find further

30.11.2009 - Joburg 2010 opens new website
The website of Joburg 2010, the 26th Asian International Stamp Exhibition which will be held in Johannesburg (South-Africa) from October 27 until October 31, 2010, can now be visited. The address is

30.11.2009 - Presentation ‘Edition d´Or’ on December 4, 2009, in Monte Carlo
In December 2006 the first presentation of a new book series, ‘Edition d’Or’ took place in Monte Carlo (Monaco). Main target of this range of prestigious publications is to document the most famous

30.11.2009 - AIJP meeting during LONDON 2010
On the opening day of the LONDON 2010, May 8, 2010, a meeting of the AIJP will be held at the Hilton Hotel, about 50 meters from the exhibition. Members, friends and guests of the AIJP are welcome to

14.11.2009 - Exhibition at the Royal Philatelic Society London
The Royal Philatelic Society London is pleased to announce that, as part of the Festival of Stamps 2010, it will be holding an exhibition on Thursday and Frieday, May 6 and 7, 2010. This free

05.09.2009 - New members
Wir begrüßen als neue Mitglieder - Welcome to our new members!

1918 Hans Kupec, Sinzing, D
1919 Dr. Manfred G. Heber, Maspalomas, E
1920 Njio Frits, Vinkeveen, NL
1921 Carsten

04.09.2009 - New list and offers from the AIJP literature exchange
Exclusive for members having an e-mail-adress Hans Juergen Dobiat sent a list with new offers. Dobiat wrotes:

Dear colleagues,

this is the 2. list of our literature-distribution-service. I

28.06.2009 - Award for Vitor Santos Falcao
On 29th of March, 2009, Mr. Vitor Sanches Falcao, a member of AIJP 670, was awarded by the Portuguese Philatelic Federation (FPF) with the Order of Philatelic Merit. Congratulations, dear

15.06.2009 - Fare thee well, and if for ever. – In memory of our dear friend Charles J. Peterson
With these words of Lord Byron we look to our dear friend Charly – so he was called by everyone – who died on 12th of June, 2009 in his home in Laurel, Maryland/USA. Only one week before he

21.05.2009 - Welcome to new members
At the IBRA/NAPOSTA-exhibition numerous wellknown philatelists found their way to the AIJP. We say welcome to all new members, colleagues and friends!

1881 Seppo Laaksonen,

17.05.2009 - Results of the election at the AIJP-congress in Essen
The AIJP is proud to present its new board elected by 57 members present in Essen with 65 votes at the AIJP congress on 8th of May, 2009:

Wolfgang Maassen was newly-elected for president

17.05.2009 - Catalogue/Palmarès IBRA 2009
The AIJP still has some catalogues and Palmarès of the IBRA exhibition in Essen. Members who are interested in these documentation are advided to get in contact with

17.05.2009 - AIJP-congress 2010 in Portugal
As written in the last bulletins of the AIJP the next congress will take place in Lisboa/Portugal.

At the the last board meeting of AIJP in Essen the concrete date was fixed: 9th of October

01.05.2009 - New candidate for AIJP-board-election
Since February 2009 Dr. Marc Bottu, representative of the AIJP in french speaking countries, is also candidate for the next coming election of a director in the AIJP board. The AIJP board supports

29.04.2009 - New candidate for AIJP-Board-Election in Essen
It is a great honour for the AIJP that Mr. Pedro Vaz Pereira, Lissabon/Portugal - member since 1992 - has accept to be a candidate for the election of new AIJP-directors next week in Essen, 8th

15.04.2009 - A Stamp for a special trade mark!
In the last years the AIJP, the international organisation of philatelic authors and journalists, has developed to a worldwide accredited specialized federation. 400 members from 40 different

Press release March 30, 2009:

What has the new FIP Postal History Commission team done since our last Newsletter and our Press release in October 2008?

We have improved our website

13.04.2009 - Rarity-Catalogue in the Web
From now on, you can find the MICHEL-Catalogue of Rarities on 60 000 stamps, covers, units, postal stationery and a lot more specials are now presented to help with your

13.04.2009 - Philatelic websites
For so many years the FIP, its Literature Commission and other important international philatelic organizations are discussing about how to integrate the spontaneous philatelic website creation

13.04.2009 - Stamp Cllectors Fair (Sberatel) in Prague
Please have look at the LIST OF TILL NOW ENTERED EXHIBITORS of the 12th International Trade Fair Collector which will be held in the Czech capital Prague on September 3 – 5th,

14.03.2009 - New AIJP-Literature-Distribution-Servce has started!
Members of the AIJP will remember the announcement of a new "AIJP-literature-distribution-service" last year. Now the time has come and Hans-Jürgen Dobiat, the responsible colleague, has sent the

08.03.2009 - Report of the President 2005/2009
Members will find - more than early enough - the Report of the Presdient of the AIJP for the termin from 2005/2009 under the following

08.03.2009 - The official guide für IBRA 2009 in Essen!
From 6th of May till 10th of May, 2009, Essen will presents the International show IBRA and the national Exhibition NAPOSTA, combinded with the 19. International Stamp Fair. This major event is

04.03.2009 - New: AIJP-Bulletin No. 128 (I/2009)
This time the new Bulletin has only 70 pages, but it presents as always articles of valuable content. After some short notes of different subjects the Bulletin presents a longer preview to the coming

05.02.2009 - Commercial exhibitors online on February 20th!
The 19th International Stamp Fair, the commercial complement to the major competitive exhibitions IBRA and NAPOSTA, to be held in Essen May 6-10, 2009, will again be true to its name, since the range

05.02.2009 - Sberatel 2009 in Prague
Dear exhibitors and visitors, dear collectors,

A month after the last successful year of the fair Collector, which was held in 2008 simultaneously with the World Stamp Exhibition PRAGA,

14.01.2009 - New Mailadress of the General Secretariat
After many weeks of waiting the german Telecom has provided AIJP-General secretary Jochen Stenzke with a new mail adress. Here are the facts:

AIJP-General Secretariat, Jochen Stenzke, Am

04.01.2009 - Service for philatelic journalists: The Fritz Kirchner Collection
In cooperation with the auction houses Heinrich Koehler, Wiesbaden, and Corinphila, Zurich – both are sponsor members of the AIJP – the AIJP offers additional service for colleagues who want to

03.01.2009 - AIJP Annual Congress in Essen 2009 (part 2)
Board Elections

According to § 11 of the bylaws the present board consists of the following members (please also see the agenda; brackets show the year of election):

the President:

03.01.2009 - AIJP annual Congress 2009
Essen, 8th of May, 2009, 2-4.30 p.m.

Blumenhof, saloon (next to the Essen Messe Fair)

1. Opening of the Congress by the President of AIJP

2. Welcome by the host

3. Greeting

03.01.2009 - AIJP Annual Congress in Essen, 8th May 2009 (Part 1)
According to § 9.1 of the bylaws, date and agenda of the congress have to be made known to the members at least two month in advance. With publication on the AIJP’s website in January 2009, this

03.01.2009 - AJP Annual Congress Essen 2009 (part 3)

We all know that a good job needs sound preparation. Things won’t grow overnight. That’s why continuity and permanent commitment are most important. Every member has the

10.12.2008 - IBRA 2009 Offers Premium Service for Journalists and Authors
Anyone who has visited the IBRA 99 Exhibition in Nuremberg will remember the excellent service offered by the press centre there: They had a computer terminal for image and text processing, a photo

10.12.2008 - IBRA 2009: The world´s costliest cover comes to Essen!
Visitors to IBRA, NAPOSTA, and the 19th Essen International Stamp Fair, to be held May 6-10 in the eastern part of the Essen Fairgrounds, will have a surprise in store for them: the legendary

10.12.2008 - Carl-Heinz Schulz new editor of PHILEX
Mr. Michael Burzan, AIJP, reports in "Philatelic Exporter" No. 12/2008, p. 26 that Mr. Carl-Heinz Schulz, AIJP, former president of APHV (German Dealers Federation) has become the new editor of the

07.12.2008 - AIJP-member Paul Wijnants new editor-in-chief of the "Postzegel"
The K.V.B.P. (The Royal Flemish Stamp Collectors Society with over 4000 members), the largest stamp collectors society in Belgium, is very happy to announce that from January 1st,2009 your member

07.12.2008 - Success for the AIJP at the UPU/WADP meeting
On November 4th, Hans Schwarz, member of the Board and Treasurer of the AIJP, once more represented the AIJP at a meeting of the WADP, the World Association for the Development of Philately. The WADP

Danilo Bogoni, redattore capo di Cronaca Filatelica dal , è stato eletto presidente dell’USFI nel Congresso tenutosi a Roma lo scorso weekend. L’USFI è stata fondata a Firenze nel1966 and ha circa

Danilo Bogoni, the leading editor of Cronaca Filatelica since 1976, was elected president of USFI at the Congress held in Rome last weekend. USFI was founded in Florence in 1966 and has around 140

11.10.2008 - IBRA 2009: The countdown has begun!
From May 6 to May 10, 2009, Essen will play host simultaneously to the International Postage Stamp Exhibition (IBRA), the National Postage Stamp Exhibition, and the 19th International Stamp Fair. In

17.09.2008 - PRAGA 2008 – another look
Gates of the Prague Industrial Palace where PRAGA 2008 World Stamp Exhibition was held from September 12th–14th closed. About 45,OOO visitors found their way to the right wing of the palace

09.09.2008 - accreditation for AIJP members at WIPA 2008
Sorry for the delay but we didn´t receive the link for the accreditation of AIJP-members before. Here is the link for you:

Have a good journey and we

07.09.2008 - AIJP-Meeting in Prague, 13th of Sept., 2008 - the Program
A.I.J.P. Treffen Prag / A.I.J.P. Meeting Prague

13. September 2008

Programm / Program

1. Eine stille Minute für Miroslav Langhammer A Minute of Silence for

07.09.2008 - AIJP-meeting in Prague. Important Change!!!!
Attention !!!

A.I.J.P. MEETING has been moved to Prague Exhibition Grounds in Prague 7 – Holesovice.

It has been scheduled for 1 pm (13:00) for a meeting room in 1st floor of the

31.08.2008 - Presentation of Web Pages Dedicated to Romanian Philately at the World Philatelic Exhibit
The Philatelic Webmasters Organization (PWO), in collaboration with the AIJP and the OC, has organized at the World Philatelic Exhibition EFIRO 2008 (Bucharest, Romania, 20 - 28 June) a presentation

29.08.2008 - News from AIJP-partner MICHEL
Dear Fellow Collectors,

The complete database was updated at the beginning of august. It now includes the latest version of the Overseas Catalogue vol. 1/2 "Middle America", the Overseas

29.08.2008 - Final date for exklusive tour at the Austrian State Printery
As already published a group of interested members will have the unique opportunity to have a closer look inside the Austrian State Printery. Here are the final dates for the visit:

Date: 19th of

18.08.2008 - A good friend has left us: in remembrance of Miroslav Langhammer, Prague
On August 14, August 2008, AIJP Director Miroslav Langhammer died in Prague, after having suffered the consequences of a grave illness that lasted many years. He had still high hopes to be

08.08.2008 - France’s Edouard Dayan and China’s Guozhong Huang re-elected to UPU top jobs
Geneva (Switzerland), 6 August 2008

The 24th Universal Postal Congress

31.07.2008 - New adress for website of the FIP-literature commission
As Mr Anthony Virvilis, the new at the 70th FIP-congress in Bukarest elected chairman of the literature Commission, told us, the commission has a new adress for its

26.07.2008 - Visit of the Austrian State Printery (OeSD) in Vienna
As we have published in the last AIJP-Bulletin there is the exclusive possibility for a limited number of AIJP-collegues to visit the State Printery in Vienna.

Date: 19th of September,

26.07.2008 - AIJP-Meeting at WIPA 2008 in Vienna
The meeting - it is open for all friends of literature, authors and journalists - will take place at the AUSTRIA CENTER in Vienna, room O, first floor (OE01) 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. on the 20th of

26.07.2008 - AIJP-Meeting in Sindelfingen
For the next meeting of the AIJP-members and guests the dates are fixed: The meeting - it is open for all friends of literature, authors and journalists - will take place at the Hotel Mercure on the

26.07.2008 - New board of the FIP-literature-commission
Excerpt from the minutes of the Commission Meeting held in Bucharest, Romania, (Hotel Phoenicia) 27 June 2008, written by Norman Banfield:


As retiring Chairman,

15.07.2008 - Mauritius Post Office on view!
This year Philatelia and MünzExpo will show one of the famost Mauritius Post Office. It is one of only three examples of the 1d. unsed. The presentation is organized by the Auction house Dr. Wilhelm

13.07.2008 - PR Release of the FIP COMMISSION FOR POSTAL HISTORY (July 11, 2008)
The new regulations (SREV) and guidelines for Postal History were approved at the 70th FIP Congress in Bucharest. At the 2004 meeting in Singapore these ideas were initially presented to the

24.05.2008 - AIJP Meeting in Tel Aviv, 15 May 2008
On Thursday, 15 May 2008 eleven people from six countries (Aland Islands / Finland, Czech Republic, India, Israel, Slovenia and Sweden) met at the AIJP Meeting during the WSC ISRAEL 2008.

22.04.2008 - IBRA 2009: A World of Philately in 17,000 sq. m.!
From May 6 to May 10, 2009, the city of Essen will simultaneously host the International Philatelic Exhibition (IBRA), the National Stamp Exhibition (NAPOSTA) and the 19th International Stamp

15.04.2008 - AIJP Meeting in Tel Aviv
The AIJP Meeting will take place during the World Stamp Exhibition ISRAEL 2008 on Thursday, 15 May between 14 and 16 o´clock at the exhibition venue, The Israel Trade Fairs and Convention Center,

23.02.2008 - Final date for the next AIJP-congress 2008
This year the AIJP-congress will be held during the EFIRO 2008 in Bukarest/Romania. The final date is fixed with 27th of June, 2008, from 11-13 a.m. The congress is in the Adon Cenference Room of the

23.02.2008 - ITALIA 2009 - International Philatelic Festival
Dr. Giancarlo Morolli, director of FIP, presented in Vienna some days ago the announcement of another european exhibition: the ITALIA 2009. This exhibition will take place in Rome, Palazzo dei

23.02.2008 - EFIRO 2008: Accreditation for Journalists
All journalists, also the members of AIJP, have to require accreditation for EFIRO 2008. All information as well as the form which has to be filled in are ready for download at the EFIRO 2008

19.02.2008 - In 2008 the international fair Collector will take place jointly with the World Stamp Exh
The international fair Sberatel (Collector), which is mainly dedicated to philately and numismatics but also includes postcards, telephone cards and minerals, has been held annually at the Exhibition

19.02.2008 - Invitation
Participate with a Webpage in the World Philatelic Exhibition EFIRO 2008

The Philatelic Webmasters Organization (PWO), in collaboration with the AIJP and the OC, is organizing at the

19.02.2008 - [b]Participez avec une page web à l´Exposition mondiale de philatélie EFIRO 2008[
La Philatelic Webmasters Organization (PWO), en collaboration avec AIJP et le CO, organise à l´Exposition mondiale de philatélie EFIRO 2008 (Bucarest, Roumanie, 20 - 28 Juin) une présentation des

15.01.2008 - Rarities of the world – the A. Siegel web-archive
A. Siegel - one of the most famous auctioneers in the world - has put his ´Rareties of the World´ Auctions since 1964 on the WEB. You will find them under

17.12.2007 - Successful Literature at Sport-O-Net
Sport-O-Net was the first virtual competitive philatelic exhibition organised by Virtual Exhibitions EXPONET and the Union of Czech Philatelists (SCF). Exhibits with the spot themes were judged in

12.12.2007 - Death of Raymond Duxin
On December 10th, Raymond Duxin died peacefully in his sleep. He celebrated his 100th birthday on March 11th 2007. Co-founder of our AIJP with the number 16, Raymond Duxin started his journalistic

03.11.2007 - John Duggan, the great Zeppelinpost-Expert, is dead
Peter Rickenback, AIJP, sent us a note from the Zeppelin Study Group in Sleaford, UK. Our estimated friend, AIJP-member 1687 and collegue John Duggan - he was Leader of the Zeppelin Study Group and

02.11.2007 - IBRA 2009 in Essen will have many attractions! New discovered „Hepburn-Stamp“ on sale
Since 1976, stamp collectors have been coming to Essen for the now annual International Stamp Fair. In 2009, visitors can take part in a unique occasion: three leading philatelic events under

29.10.2007 - INPEX 2008
The Bulletin 1 of INPEX 2008 India National Philatelic Exhibition containing regulations and entry form for participation was eventually made available on October 25, 2007 at the following web

21.10.2007 - 120 Years of the Organised Philately in Czechia
A smaller exhibition in the Prague Postal Museum and a festive meeting remembered the 120th anniversary of the Club of Czech Philatelists (Klub ceskych filatelistu, KCF).

The founder and the