A new TCNews is now available online, thanks to the great job of Jari Majander (who also wrote some of the articles). You can find it here:

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IBRA 2021 -> IBRA 2023

On the Facebook page of BdPh a new date has been announced for IBRA 2023. More news will follow soon on the new website

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Indonesia 2020 -> Indonesia 2022

Finally some information on Indonesia 2020.

Update 2 September

Update 9 September

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Bill Hedley new FEPA president

On the FEPA meeting in Monaco (30th November) the members of the European countries have chosen Bill Hedley from UK as their new president. After 8 years (or two terms of 4 years) José Ramón Moreno stepped down as president. He is international judge thematic philately (also on the last ECTP in Verona) and was also active as secretary of the FIP Thematic Philately Commission.

Bill Hedley is the chairman of the ABPS Exhibitions and International Committee. As postal history collector he showed several times his exhibit on Hungarian postal history (from 16th century to 1900). He is also a national judge postal history. Not long ago he gave an interesting presentation in the series of ‘Stampex Talks’: How to exhibit competitively.

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PHILACUENCA 2019 (Ecuador)

The national exhibition PHILACUENCA 2019 in the city of Cuenca in Ecuador was taking place from 26th to 30th November. The results are known, but the exhibition will still be open until 4th January. Cuenca is the 3rd city of Ecuador (after Guayaquil and Quito),

The president of the jury is the well known international Thematic Philately judge Luis Fernando Díaz from Costa Rica. He was also invited as commissioner of Costa Rica, together with Rocío Ospína (youth philately) of Colombia.

Of the 26 adult exhibits 10 were shown as 1 frame (3 of them thematic philately) and 16 multiframe (3 of them thematic philately). Also present were 1 youth exhibit, 4 literature and 4 special exhibits.

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Last call for HERTOGPOST 2020 in the Netherlands

Today we received a last call to send your application form for the national exhibition HERTOGPOST 2020 (19-21 March) in the Netherlands. It is a national exhibition with international participation – as well category 1 (4 to 8 frames of 12 pages) as category 2 (3 to 7 frames of 12 pages). For each entry a separate application form is needed. For all competition classes a plan has to be sent at the same time, at the latest before December 1st. The exhibition (approximately 1000 till maximum 1450 frames) is organised by Stichting HERTOGPOST – for extra information. An exhibitor has to be a member of a society linked to the Dutch Federation KNBF or a foreign federation member of FEPA or FIP.

In 2017 was already organised the big multilateral exhibition HERTOGPOST 2017 with special guest Belgium:

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Multilateral stamp exhibition in Luxembourg

The 7 countries of the ‘Multilaterale‘ were from 8 to 10 November invited to Luxembourg. The 99 participants in this European competition of the German (?) speaking countries were divided in 68 adults, 10 youth and 21 literature exhibits. Together with organizing country Luxembourg (25 exhibits) the other participating countries were Germany (15 exhibits), Switzerland (13 exhibits), Austria (9 exhibits), Slovenia (9 exhibits) and the Netherlands (7 exhibits). No exhibits from Liechtenstein were shown, also a member of the Multilaterale. Slovenia is the newest member of this group – Belgium was not accepted to participate in the Multilaterale (even if they asked to and German is one of the 3 official languages of Belgium, but German Federation had some objections).

Most participants were in postal history (24 exhibits), followed by traditional philately (18 exhibits), thematic philately (8 exhibits), postcards (6 exhibits), maximaphily (4 exhibits), postal stationery (3 exhibits), aerophilately (2 exhibits), astrophilately and open philately (each 1 exhibit). 17 exhibits or 25% of all exhibits received a large gold medal (at least 90%) – 7 in postal history and 6 in traditional philately (and 1 in postal stationery, astrophilately, maximaphily and postcards).

Thematic Philately

– Carlo LONIEN (L), Geschichte und Siegeszug des Kaffees (88%, G)

– Leopold HÖLZL (A), Gedanken über den verbeuzelden Brandschutz (83%, LV)

– Peter KUGLER (A), Merkwürdige Briefe und Postwertzeichen (82%, LV)

– Jean WEISGERBER (L), La grande histoire du vélo (77%, V)

– Cerkvenik JANEZ (SL), Textile industry (73%, LS)

– Rolf WILDEN (CH), Besondere Pflanzengruppen (70%, LS)

– Bericic SRECKO (SL), Good luck, miners (69%, S)

Thematic Philately (one frame)

– Nico HELLING (NL), De motorfiets onder de wapenen (88%, G)

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Results ECTP 2019 in Verona

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Hot off the press – ECTP in Verona

And here are the 9 winners of the European Championship of Thematic Philately in the 9 different categories:

– Championship Class: Lawrence FISHER (IL) – The Jewish Homeland, Our Struggle for Survival

– Arts & Culture: Jean-Pierre SUYS (BE) – From body sounds to sound bodies

– History & Organisations: Francisco PINIELLA (ES) – The Conquest of the Horizon

– Man & Everyday Life: Jean-Claude ROUSSEL (FR) – Terre… Terre… Terre

– Sports & Leisure: Massimiliano BRUNO (IT) – Footballers of the world play for a cup

– Transport & Technology: Johann VANDENHAUTE (BE) – Computers, transformation of counting interventions towards wonderland internet

– Medicine & Science: Peter WEIR (UK) – Liquid of life, Blood of an ancient myth to a modern medicine

– Animals & Plants: Toni STREIT (CH) – Säugetiere: Menschliches, allzu Menschliches und Übermenschliches

– Agriculture & Pets: Helmut HISSBOECK (AT) – Let’s talk about wine

And the winner is… Francisco Piniella – the 2019 European Champion of Thematic Philately – congratulations!

Francisco Piniella with José Ramon Moreno (FEPA president)
Jean-Pierre Suys. Lawrence Fisher & Johann Vandenhaute
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ECTP 2019 Seminar for Thematic Philately

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