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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12.02.2020 - NEW BOOK: Pragya Kothari Jain: Gems of Indian Philately
(pcp-wm) The title of this English-language book already sounds promising, for it promises the reader "Gems of Philately of India". The author, son of the renowned Indian philatelist Pradib Jain, fulfils this promise in a remarkable way.

12.02.2020 - New special catalogue for the local mail of the contracting ports in China
(fjp/pcp) Nach dem „(fjp/pcp) After the "Special Catalogue of the Local Post of Shanghai (1865 to 1897)" as a bilingual version in German and English, the "Special Catalogue of the Contracting Ports of China (1893-1898)" has now been published. der

10.02.2020 - In May 2020 the new book by Dr. Wolf Hess about the postal history of Finland will be published
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