On Through French Fiscal Philately

On Through French Fiscal Philately

Werner Salzmann promised a sequel to his volume “Your identity card, please!” A survey of a special field of French fiscal philately, which deals exclusively with the special field of identity cards. Now the follow-up is available: two volumes with almost...
PHILA HISTORICA 1/2022 is now published!

PHILA HISTORICA 1/2022 is now published!

The first quarterly issue of this worldwide unique digital magazine for friends of literature and philatelic history is now available for free download on www.philahistorica.de. With a handling of about 360 pages, the publisher, Phil*Creativ Verlag in Schwalmtal, and...

Crawford Medal nominees

The Royal Philatelic Society London received more than thirty nominations for the Crawford Medal for books published during the years 2020 and 2021. The Society is pleased to announce the short list of eight from which the Crawford Medal Committee will select the 2022...
In memory of Frank Walton

In memory of Frank Walton

 Photo: Dane Garrod (Feb. 2022) On April 1, 2022, the renowned British philatelist Frank Walton died of the consequences of a stomach cancer that was apparently not recognized in time. Five weeks before, as president of the organizing committee of LONDON 2022, he had...

Applications for IBRA 2023 welcome at an early stage

Exhibit applications for IBRA 2023 must be submitted to the respective country commissioner by September 2022. Good stand spaces in prime locations can also only be realised if the trade registers early. The same applies to stands of the working groups. Many things...
New hall planning for IBRA 2023

New hall planning for IBRA 2023

In deviation from the text of the printed version of INFO 2 for IBRA, the hall planning has been reconsidered and changed in recent weeks. This was prompted on the one hand by the desire for more flexibility, and on the other hand by Messe Essen’s efforts to obtain...
NEWLY PUBLISHED: Wolfgang Maaßen: Fälscher und Fälschungen im 19. Jahrhundert. Die Spiros – eine Familie aus Hamburg (Wolfgang Maaßen: Counterfeiters and Forgeries in the 19th Century. The Spiros – a family from Hamburg)

NEWLY PUBLISHED: Wolfgang Maaßen: Fälscher und Fälschungen im 19. Jahrhundert. Die Spiros – eine Familie aus Hamburg (Wolfgang Maaßen: Counterfeiters and Forgeries in the 19th Century. The Spiros – a family from Hamburg)

Corona, like many others, had delayed the publication of this book. Now the first volume with 255 pages is available in colour. The subtitle “A History of Fiction and Truth” already indicates that this research work by the well-known philatelic historian...
London 2022 Newsletter No. 28: 12 January 2022  Covid Testing Update

London 2022 Newsletter No. 28: 12 January 2022 Covid Testing Update

First, a very clear statement of intent: the Organising Committee of London 2022 has absolutely no intention of cancelling or postponing London 2022. The exhibition will go ahead from 19 to 26 February 2022. We have been looking very closely at the current UK...
The Roll of Distinguished Philatelists

The Roll of Distinguished Philatelists

New Signatories for 2022 and details of the signing ceremony An open invitation to all, in person or by Zoom.   At the meeting of the Board of Election of the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists on 2nd January 2022 it was unanimously agreed that the following...