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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15.07.2019 - NEW PUBLICATION: Edition d'Or - Volume 54: Argentina 1867-1887. The Pablo Rhyme Collection
(pcp/wm) If a philatelist with a collection of semi-classical editions of a country achieves three Grand Gold rankings at exhibitions (here in 2010 in Buenos Aires, 2016 in Cordoba and 2018 at the FIP exhibition in Israel), this collection must be so

08.07.2019 - BDPh with special conditions for literature exhibitors at LONDON 2020
(pcp-wm) BDPh Treasurer Walter Bernatek announced that not only the exhibit fee for literature (approx. 28 Euro!) at the FIP World Exhibition London 2020, but also the commissioner's fee takes this approach into account in a special way.

06.07.2019 - AIJP Vice President Aad Knikman resigns for health reasons
In June 2019, the long-standing vice president of the World Association of Philatelic Authors and Journalists (AIJP) informed the board that he was no longer in a position to exercise his office due to progressive health problems.