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24.11.2011 - ASCAT supports IPHLA Mainz 2012 – twice!
The international organisation that represents the publishers of stamp catalogues and professional stamp magazines, the ASCAT, will be very active during the upcoming international philatelic

The international organisation that represents the publishers of stamp catalogues and professional stamp magazines, the ASCAT, will be very active during the upcoming international philatelic literature exhibition IPHLA (Mainz, 2012). Not only will the ASCAT – along with the international association of philatelic journalists (AIJP) – realise a brand-new presentation of stamp catalogues and philatelic magazines, but it will also be otherwise active.

The ASCAT will act as a partner of "Promo4youth", a special competition dedicated to digitally produced or classically printed publications intended to promote youth philately. This promotional competition, that has been initiated by the AIJP, is open (not exclusively, but still especially) for postal administrations around the world, who may offer suitable products and objects that may be of interest for a wide audience.

ASCAT’s President, Hans Hohenester (his MICHEL corporation has always been an avid promoter of young talent) has welcomed the initiative and the same goes for the IFSDA: its President, Ingomar Walter, has already expressed his approval and thus his organisation will also participate. If the FIP also joins the party, all major and internationally oriented philatelic associations are supporting the initiative.