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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26.03.2020 - Prague Prestige Philatelic Club plans museum show in November 2020
(pcp-wm) You could already read something about the new association founded two years ago in December 2019. See: https://aphv.de/ein-neuer-prestige-philately-club-in-prag/

25.03.2020 - Iran honours its heroes in the fight against Corona - With a stamp
(Axel Brockmann/pcp) Applaud or simply say "thank you": The heroes of Corona pandamas in health care, nursing, research and in all areas that are important for a community are celebrated.

23.03.2020 - NEWLY PUBLISHED: Wolfgang Maassen: A new regulation for philatelic literature at FIP exhibitions
(pcp-wm) It was long overdue, because the FIP's current rules and regulations still came from the "stone age". It was adopted in 1985 - 35 years ago! - at the FIP Congress in Rome.