IBRA 2023: The race is on …!

IBRA 2023: The race is on …!

If you take a look at the website of next year’s World Philatelic Exhibition in Essen, you will certainly notice that a lot is happening at the moment. The names of the study groups that will be present with a table stand from 25 to 28 May 2023 are already...
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...