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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20.11.2019 - Collection auction at Felzmann into the late evening hours
(Düsseldorf-gm/pcp) It is shortly before 10 p.m. when the last hammer falls on the Saturday of the auction in Düsseldorf and auctioneer Peter Such declares the 167th Felzmann auction closed.

20.11.2019 - BIRDS IN ALBANIAN STAMPS (1913-2018)
Albania has a really important geographic position in Balkan Penninsula and Mediterranean Sea. Its terrain is rich in mountains, forests, fields, rivers, lakes, seas, with a diverse flora and fauna which distinguishes for a high biodiversity.

19.11.2019 - NOTOS 2021 – Newsletter - November 2019
Bulletin No. 1: We have started setting up NOTOS 2021 two years ago and right now we are exactly two years away from the Grand Opening. The 38-page Bulletin No. 1 pretty much sums up the first part of the story.