This news will move the philatelic world far beyond Germany. Recently, Ralph Hohenstein, head of the Sindelfingen Trade Fair let the trade fair agency Jan Billion know: “The Sindelfingen Trade Fair will close on 31 March 2022. An adequate venue is still being sought for IBS.”

This seals the ‘end’ for the International Stamp Fair in Sindelfingen after decades. Whether it will be possible to hold it in the same way elsewhere or at another venue is still written in the stars.