Stamp commemorates first visit of Pope Francis to North Macedonia

Stamp commemorates first visit of Pope Francis to North Macedonia

(Hysen S. Dizdari AIJP) The postal administration of North Macedonia has issued a postage stamp that commemorates the first visit of Pope Francis to North Macedonia. The stamp was issued op 7 May, inscribed with the text ‘The First Visit of Pope Francis to North...
Info Bulletin #1 for NAPOSTA 2020 now available!

Info Bulletin #1 for NAPOSTA 2020 now available!

(wm) The last major National Stamp Exhibition of the German BDPh, known for decades as NAPOSTA, took place in 2009, together with IBRA 2009 in Essen. This time an edition of NAPOSTA will precede the International Stamp Exhibition (IBRA) announced for 2021 by one year....
Former Presidents of the RPSL exhibited in London!

Former Presidents of the RPSL exhibited in London!

(wm) It is quite unusual for an association to celebrate its 150th anniversary in the way the Royal Philatelic Society in London did on its founding day, 10 April 1869. The ‘Royal’ did this by inviting its former Presidents to show their own philatelic activities to...
English Shanahan book sold out one week after publication!

English Shanahan book sold out one week after publication!

(wm) Last month a new book of the German philatelic historian Wolfgang Maassen (title: “Dr. Paul Singer & the History of Shanahan Auctions”) was presented. Only a few days later the American antiquarian Leonhard Hartman reported the publication...
MICHEL-catalogues no longer sold in cling film

MICHEL-catalogues no longer sold in cling film

(wm) For many years, the well-known MICHEL catalogues have been sold wrapped in plastic foil. This has been changed lately, to be exact on 28 February 2019. The publisher of the catalogues, Schwaneberger Verlag in Germany, has committed himself to be as...
Specimen box of new Dutch personal stamps auctioned for charity

Specimen box of new Dutch personal stamps auctioned for charity

For the Dutch National Exhibition ‘Gouda 2019’ (17-20 April) Dutch post (PostNL) has produced special coil boxes with personalised stamps. The stamps will be supplied free of charge, along with the exhibition catalogue. Because a first edition of the stamp this was...
MICHEL postpones publication dates of its Europa catalogues

MICHEL postpones publication dates of its Europa catalogues

(wm) The publisher of the renowned MICHEL catalogues, Schwaneberger Verlag in Germany, has begun with a major task: the conversion of its database. Unfortunately – says MICHEL – this may lead to “unforeseen delays” announced. These delays could also...
POST HORN about to make its international debut

POST HORN about to make its international debut

“POST HORN”, a new international magazine about Postal History, is ready to make its global debut. The editorial board includes Thomas Mathà and Giorgio Migliavacca, as well as chief editor and publisher Claudio E. M. Manzati. The trial issue (“zero number”) will be...
AeroBerlin 2019 offers an impressive programme

AeroBerlin 2019 offers an impressive programme

(wm) On 26, 27 and 28 April 2019 an exhibition in Rank 2 (Class 2) will be held. The event, titled “AeroBerlin 2019”, can be seen in the Russian House of Science and Culture in the German capital. There are several anniversaries that will be commemorated:...
Germany: ATM pilot trial resumed!

Germany: ATM pilot trial resumed!

(wm) A pilot test with new automatic stamp vending machines (ATM’s) that German Post started on 21 December 2018 has been temporary halted. It concerns the cooperation between Deutsche Post and Postbank at five branch locations in Bonn and Cologne. The test was...
Presale of STOCKHOLMIA’’s exhibition catalogues has started!

Presale of STOCKHOLMIA’’s exhibition catalogues has started!

(wm) The bilingual website (German/English) www.stockholmia2019catalogues.com has been active since 1 February 2019. Thanks to this online shop, anyone interested can order the catalogues for the upcoming Stockholm exhibition in advance – and pay directly with...
Sex & Crime: Dr. Paul Singer & the auction house Shanahan

Sex & Crime: Dr. Paul Singer & the auction house Shanahan

(cph) Anyone interested in a stunning philatelic thriller is invited to visit the presentation of a new book, written by the philatelic historian and prominent member of Consilium Philatelicum, Wolfgang Maassen RDP. It concerns an exciting book about Paul Singer, an...