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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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.