27.05.2013 - Hans SCHWARZ and René HILLESUM elected for Academy of Philately (AEP)
AIJP-treasurer Hans SCHWARZ and new-elected AIJP-director René HIILLESUM elected members of the European Academy of Philately

17.05.2013 - LONDON 2015 EUROPHILEX: Competition Rules Now Available
The international stamp show LONDON 2015 EUROPHILEX is pleased to advise that the rules for competitive exhibits are now available at

13.05.2013 - Berliner Sammler-Verband under a new name
The ‘Berliner Sammler-Verband’(‘Association of Berlin Philatelic Societies’) has changed its name on 20 April 2013.

10.05.2013 - Dr. Albert Louis dies aged 88
Only a few weeks ago, Dr. Albert Louis was honoured in the German town of Wiesbaden, where he received the SAVO Plaquette.

08.05.2013 - AIJP remains on the right track!
On 4 May 2013 members of the AIJP, the World Association for Philatelic Journalists and Authors, attended at this year's annual congress in Essen (Germany).

06.05.2013 - Åland Post to enter the stamp traders market
At first glance it seems not that spectacular: ‘Åland Post to enter stamp traders market’.

03.05.2013 - German magazine ‘philatelie’: Index 2012 published
The German magazine ‘philatelie’ is one of those publications that you will often find in bound form, each volume covering a year.

01.05.2013 - A historic postcard for Ernesto Marini
The wonderful hobby that we call philately not all too often tastes the pleasure of being honoured on stamps or other postal material.

24.04.2013 - ROSSICA 2013 in Moscow (27.–29. September, 2013)
One hundred years ago, Russia issued its first commemorative postage stamps.

22.04.2013 - Five distinguished philatelists to sign the ‘Roll’ in June
The "Roll of Distinguished Philatelists' (RDP) was founded in 1921 by the Philatelic Congress of Great Britain and was launched with the approval of His Majesty King George V, the first signatory.

19.04.2013 - 100th Edition of MICHEL’s Germany Catalogue includes special issue
To mark the anniversary of the 100th Edition of MICHEL’s Germany catalogue the publisher will include a separate appendix dealing with the topic "fraud prevention".

17.04.2013 - SAVO Plaque for Dr. Albert Louis, Netherlands specialist
On 23 March 2013 Dr. Albert Louis was surprised twice.

15.04.2013 - Round 3 for the Rauhut Award!
For the third year in succession, philatelic study groups in Germany may apply for the Rauhut Award.

12.04.2013 - Dutch leading magazine ‘Filatelie’: a new Editor
‘Filatelie’, the leading Dutch philatelic magazine, has appointed a new Editor; his name is René Hillesum.

10.04.2013 - AIJP to organise a symposium during Brasiliana 2013
The World Association for Philatelic Journalists and Authors (AIJP) is in the process of organising a symposium during the upcoming philatelic exhibition ‘Brasiliana 2013’.

08.04.2013 - PHILA HISTORICA takes its first hurdle!
The Editor of PHILA HISTORICA, a new and free digital magazine, would have been very happy with 500 readers.

05.04.2013 - Multilateral Exhibition 2014: Bulletin 1 and web site are ready
The so-called Multilateral Exhibition of 2014 will take place in the Ohrelandhalle of the German City of Haldensleben.

03.04.2013 - German magazine ‘philatelie’: Index 2012 published
The German magazine ‘philatelie’ is one of those publications that you will often find in bound form, each volume covering a year.

01.04.2013 - Famous cartoonist Uli Stein signs autographs!
Germany's most famous and most successful cartoonist, Uli Stein, will be present at the International Stamp Fair in Essen!

29.03.2013 - Pope Benedict: farewell greetings
On 28 February 2013, on the last day of his reign in the Vatican, the German-born Pope Benedict, took his live with an appropriate farewell in the form of an official ‘last day cover’.

27.03.2013 - Survey to find 2011’s most beautiful stamp on aviation
The German study group ‘Motiv-Arbeitsgemeinschaft Luftfahrt’ invites everybody to participate in a survey to find the most beautiful aviation stamp of 2011.

25.03.2013 - In memoriam Amedeo Missaglia
Those philatelists and collectors who are wont to travel across their country borders will certainly recognize Amedeo Missaglia as a household name.

22.03.2013 - Dieter Hartig awarded with the FEPA Medal 2012
The President of the Federation of German Philatelists (BDPh), Dieter Hartig, has been awarded with the FEPA Medal for ‘exceptional contributions to the world of the organized philately’.

20.03.2013 - AIJP invites members and guests to its annual conference
On Saturday 4 May 2013 members and guests of the AIJP (the World Association for Philatelic Authors and Journalists) will gather in Germany.

18.03.2013 - A soothing shower of books
Hundreds of books worth many thousands of dollars have been offered recently – free of charge - to the important German philatelic libraries.

15.03.2013 - Critical reviews IPHLA 2012 deserve a response
After the conclusion of the international literature exhibition IPHLA 2012, a number of German exhibitors and officials voiced some critic.

13.03.2013 - Experts galore during Stamp Fair Essen (Germany)
Collectors should mark 2, 3 and 4 May 2013 on their calendars.

11.03.2013 - South Korea: once again time for a presidential stamp
Every five years, on 25 February, the postal administration of South Korea issues a special ‘presedential’ stamp.

08.03.2013 - Deadline for Brasiliana 2013 has been extended!
The German commissioner for Brasiliana 2013, Wolfgang Maassen, has already received more than sixty applications.

06.03.2013 - Showing One\'s Teeth in Sindelfingen (Germany)
The area for young collectors that can be found at every edition of the International Stamp Fair in Sindelfingen (Germany) certainly is something very special.

04.03.2013 - The German ‘Posthorn’ Issue of 1951/52
Twelve years ago a book was published bearing the title ‘Die Posthornserie 1951/52’.

01.03.2013 - PHILA HISTORICA unveils its contents
For several weeks now, a comprehensive description of the contents of a new digital medium, ‘Zeitschrift für Philateliegeschichte und Literatur’ is available.

27.02.2013 - Philatelic “Nobel Prizes” 2011-2013 awarded in Berlin
In 1909 the renowned philatelist Marcellus Purneil Castle described the Lindenberg Medal – instituted only three years earlier – as “The Nobel Prize of Philately”.

25.02.2013 - MONACOPHIL 2013: one week later
The MONACOPHIL edition of this year will not be held from 29 November until 1 December, but from 5 until 7 December.

22.02.2013 - AIJP to support Multilateral Event in Haldensleben (Germany)
It’s a well-known philatelic phenomenon: the so-called Multilateral Exhibition.

20.02.2013 - AIJP grants its patronage to EUROPHILEX 2015 (London)
EUROPHILEX 2015, a FEPA exhibition that will be held in London, has acquired the patronage of the AIJP, the world association for philatelic authors and journalists.

18.02.2013 - A donation of $ 500 000 for the new ‘Bill Gross Stamp Gallery’
In September 2013, the National Postal Museum (part of the famous Smithonsonian) will inaugurate its new ‘William H. Gross Stamp Gallery’.

15.02.2013 - AIJP lends its patronage to the International Stamp Fair in Sindelfingen
The well-known yearly philatelic event in Sindelfingen (Germany) has received the patronage of the AIJP.

13.02.2013 - A new edition of MICHEL’s Gulf States Catalogue
In 2005, the first edition of MICHEL’s so-called Gulf States catalogue (in English) was published.

11.02.2013 - AIJP to occupy a LONDON 2015 booth
The AIJP, the World Association of Philatelic Journalists, will be present at EUROPHILEX (London, May 2015) with its own booth.

08.02.2013 - An interesting experiment in Munich
There are still the usual sceptics that paint the definitive downfall of the stamp exhibition world as a nightmare scenario, but their view has long since become outdated.

06.02.2013 - Large collectors fair in Ettelbrück (Luxembourg)
The new Däich Hall in the Luxembourg town Ettelbrück is the place where, on 10 March, a large collectors fair will be held.

04.02.2013 - Online Philatelic Exhibition ‘Private Mail’
It’s still some time away, but the German ‘Freundenkreis’ (circle of friends) of Private Mail (PIN) will organise a digital exhibition in the fall of 2014.

01.02.2013 - Schaubek: a change in management
For a period of seven years, Stefan Lutter has been managing director of the Schaubek firm in Großlehna (Germany).

30.01.2013 - Drugstore chain ‘dm’ gives its loyal customers a treat
With the new year yet to begin, the German chain of drugstores ‘dm’ has sent a nice little gift to its loyal customers.

28.01.2013 - Exhibition ‘HAP Grieshaber’ in Nürtingen (G.): a philatelic touch
In the Kreuzkirche on Nürtingen’s Schillerplatz (G.) about 120 objects of the German artist and woodcutter HAP Grieshaber (1909-1981) are on display.

23.01.2013 - EUROPHILEX 2015: England’s next big exhibition
England’s next big stamp exhibition will be EUROPHILEX 2015, an event to be held from 13 until 16 May 2015.

21.01.2013 - German Private Post Organisation brings stamp in Braille
PostModern, a private post organisation in Germany, has issued on 15 October a stamp that provides information for blind people, in Braille.

18.01.2013 - The beloved dolls of Dr. Heinz Jaeger are for sale
Former President and current Honorary President of the German BDPh and Consilium Philatelicum has a legendary topical stamp collection about dolls.

16.01.2013 - FESOFI promotes philatelic literature in digital form
The FESOFI, the Spanish Federation of Philatelic Associations has presented a number of evaluation rules regarding digital media and publications that have been enrolled for philatelic exhibitions.

14.01.2013 - BRASILIANA 2013 is on its way!
The rules and guidelines for the international philatelic exhibition BRASILIA 2013 have been announced recently.

11.01.2013 - Farewell Otto Hornung
On 8 January of this year long-time President of the AIJP, the World Association of Philatelic Journalists and Authors, Otto Hornung died.

09.01.2013 - MICHEL supports New Jazz School Munich (G.)
For several years now, the German publishing house of Schwaneberger (famous for its MICHEL catalogues) has, on the occasion of Christmas, been supporting various social and cultural institutions and promoting projects.

07.01.2013 - „Berliner Philatelisten-Klub“ 125 years old
In about a month’s time, the “Berliner Philatelisten-Klub” in Berlin (Germany) will celebrate a special anniversary.

04.01.2013 - A new magazine for philatelic literature buffs and historians
Having published several books under the heading ‘Chronik der deutschen Philatelie’ (‘History of German Philately’), its author, Wolfgang Maassen (picture), now has set his sight on the publication of a new professional magazine.

04.01.2013 - A new magazine for philatelic literature buffs and historians
Having published several books under the heading ‘Chronik der deutschen Philatelie’ (‘History of German Philately’), its author, Wolfgang Maassen, now has put his sight on the publication of a new professional magazine.

21.12.2012 - MBE for David Beech, for services provided to philately
Only recently, David Beech has been awarded the MBE ‘for services to philately’; his name is can be found on the Birthday Honour List of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II.

19.12.2012 - Dieter Michelson now a Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society, London
In our days the Philatelic Society of London, which was founded in 1869, is regarded as the world’s oldest philatelic society.

17.12.2012 - MICHEL publishes ‘Philatelic Atlas of Germany’!
The German publishing house Schwaneberger Verlag of Unterschleissheim has published the third edition of its ‘Philatelic Atlas of Germany’.

14.12.2012 - Grugel Collection will be auctioned on 2 February 2013
German philatelists describe the last stamp issue of the German Empire of the 19th Century as the ‘Krone-Adler’ (‘Crowned Eagle’).

12.12.2012 - Brasiliana 2013 postponed
It was originally scheduled for 11 until 17 November 2013, but it has now been postponed: Brasiliana 2013.

10.12.2012 - MICHEL to enter the eBook era
The renowned German catalogue publisher Schwaneberger is about to expand its traditional niche of ink-to-paper publication by introducing its own e-books.

07.12.2012 - Rather pricey: gold winners on stamps
Many collectors are aware of a recent project of the English post, concerning stamps commemorating the gold winners of the recent Olympic Games.

05.12.2012 - ‘Triple 12’: Deutsche Post uses special date stamps
On the occasion of the special ‘triple 12’ date 12 December 2012, German Post has prepared six date stamps (three of them embellished with an illustration) that will be in use Berlin, Bonn and Weiden.

03.12.2012 - Auction interrupted: sabotage or formalism?
An interesting question arose on 22 November 2012 in Hamburg, when auctioneer Hans-Joachim Schwanke saw a part of his auction aborted.

30.11.2012 - German Philatelic Foundation and German Youth Philatelists: expanded cooperation
The German foundation “Deutsche Philatelie” (German Philately) has always had a soft spot for the country's philatelic youth.

28.11.2012 - MONACOPHIL 2013 invites to a worldwide literature show!
Fifty display cases and almost as many frames can be admired, about a year from now, in Monte Carlo (Monaco).

26.11.2012 - High demand for digital archive of philatelie (Germany)
Many people were surprised by the demand for a new product for collectors: the digital archive edition of the German stamp magazine ‘philatelie’.

23.11.2012 - Sieger Literature Prize awarded to Dr. Ernst Schlunegger
Those collectors who have pledged their hearts to topical stamps will certainly know the name of Ernst Schlunegger.

21.11.2012 - W h GmbH to support ‘Bücher-MICHEL’ database
After a lot of planning and intensive programming efforts, now a databank called ‘Bücher-MICHEL’ has been implemented.

19.11.2012 - Rossica 2013 in Moscow
On 27, 28 and 29 September 2013 the "First International Academic Philatelic Exhibition" will be held in Moscow.

16.11.2012 - A most welcome donation: 15,000 Euros for upcoming IPHLA exhibitions
During the festive evening and Palmarès of IPHLA 2012 in Mainz Consul Hermann Walter Sieger of Lorch (Germany, see picture) came with a special surprise.

14.11.2012 - Favourable response to the successful IPHLA 2012 exhibition in Mainz
Immediately after the last minute of the IPHLA 2012 in Mainz (Germany) expired an unstoppable stream of compliments broke loose.

12.11.2012 - Stamp album fetches an impressive 16 000 Euros!
On 3 November 2012 the auction house of Heinrich Koehler organised a philatelic literature auction in the City Hall of Mainz (Germany).

09.11.2012 - New ‘Rondel Cover’ discovered in Austria
The name of the early French collector and postal worker Theodor Rondel is kind of a household word in philately.

07.11.2012 - New features and more pages in MICHEL’s cover catalogue
The new MICHE-Briefe-Katalog, dedicated to covers and letters, offers 1.274 pages in full-colour.

05.11.2012 - Schwanke offers
This year's edition of "Special Lots", presented by the German auctioneer Hans-Joachim Schwanke of Hamburg, has the motto "Travelling time".

02.11.2012 - Sieger Prize to be awarded on 4 November
The Americans have their Pulitzer Prize, German Philately has its ‘Sieger Literatur-Preis’ (Sieger Litarature Prize).

01.11.2012 - When IPHLA opens, new issues will appear
Nearly everybody must by now be aware that IPHLA 2012 will be something very special.

31.10.2012 - A very special auction of Dr. Derichs: \'M.M.T. Dusseldorf\'
Roland Meiners, managing director of the German auction house of Dr. Derichs (Cologne/Berlin, see picture) has announced a special auction that will take place in the spring of 2013.

29.10.2012 - A World premiere: the PROMO4YOUTH competition
For the first time ever, a competition of ways and activities to promote youth philately will be held.

26.10.2012 - Stamp Collectors Club Siemens Erlangen 60 years young
The ‘Postwertzeichen-Sammler-Verein Siemens’ in Erlangen (Germany) has reached its sixtieth birthday.

25.10.2012 - AIJP: World Congress in Mainz on 3 November 2012
On 3 November 2012 about one hundred philatelic authors and journalist will meet in the German city of Mainz.

24.10.2012 - Promotional IPHLA-Auction successfully completed
Thanks to a sponsorship auction the organisers of the IPHLA 2012 exhibition in Mainz (Germany) are able to supply their budget with 8.000 Euros.

22.10.2012 - A handbook for Liechtenstein collectors
The new Liechtenstein Stamp Catalogue (2012) may be considered to be a manual for serious Liechtenstein collectors.

19.10.2012 - INDONESIA 2012 seen from the perspective of literature exhibitors
Eighty entries from literature exhibitors from around the world were on display during the World Philatelic Expo INDONESIA 2012 (18 to 24 June 2012).

17.10.2012 - Not just stamps, but also philatelic literature…
Philatelic items that are rare and are on offer only sporadically are without doubt in high demand.

15.10.2012 - Auction offers stamp art by Janota-Bzowski
Elisabeth von Janota-Bzowski (1912-2012) was one of the truly great German artists proficient in the "art of the small format".

12.10.2012 - In memoriam Götz Schneider
After a short illness the well-known German philatelist, exhibitor and juror Götz Schneider of Karlsruhe has died on 27 September 2012.

08.10.2012 - First Russian QR-coded postage stamp thanks to Sotchi 2014
On the occasion of the Olympic Winter Games of 2014 (Sotchi 2014) Russia has issued an innovative, QR-coded postage stamp.

28.09.2012 - FIP assets: about 1.8 million Swiss Francs
The International Federation for Philately (FIP) has a curious way of dealing with money.

26.09.2012 - Koehler Auctions once again firmly in German hands!
The news hit like a bomb, suddenly and unexpectedly.

24.09.2012 - ‘Audrey Hepburn’: sold for 73,000 Euros!
The 11th Auction of Schlegel Berlin offered a wide range of philatelic material.

21.09.2012 - 23rd Edition of the IBM in Essen (Germany)
On 2, 3 and 4 May 2013 the 23rd edition of the International Stamp Fair (IBM) in Essen (Germany) will be held.

19.09.2012 - Beware: things might get crowded at IPHLA 2012 in Mainz (Germany)
Will IPHLA 2012 in Mainz (Germany) become a victim of its own success?

17.09.2012 - Postal delivery in Germany: differences between expectations and reality
At the moment, Deutsche Post AG is looking for ways to increase the standard postage rate from 55 cents to 60 cents.

15.09.2012 - ROSSICA 2013 in Moscow
On 27, 28 and 29 September 2013 the international philatelic exhibition ROSSICA 2013 will take place.

13.09.2012 - No need for Europeans to hide!
The European world of philatelie has no reason to hide itself behind Asia or other continents.

11.09.2012 - Visitors from all around the world about to visit IPHLA 2012 in Mainz!
An International Philatelic Literature Exhibition not only attracts bibliophile collectors or authors from around the world.

09.09.2012 - Stamp Fair Berlin: Frederick the Great in the spotlights
A colourful bouquet of interesting exhibits: that’s what the upcoming Briefmarkenmesse Berlin has in store for philatelists.