Category Archives: Germany

Jury seminar in Germany

In the weekend of 13th and 14th of February the BDPh (German Federation of Philately) organised a jury seminar for the classes thematic philately, postal history and traditional philately. Not only a theoretical seminar with lectures, but also very practical … Continue reading

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Seven Nations Challenge in London

After Australia (2012) and Sweden (2014) the Seven Nations Challenge (SNC) was held now for the third time. The seven countries that participated in Malmö two years ago were now invited in London by the ABPS (Association of British Philatelic … Continue reading

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Four in a row

At ECTP in Essen the 4 Chairman of the FIP Thematic Philately Commission were present at the show. Giancarlo Morolli (Italy) became Chairman in 1977 after the sudden death of Frans De Troyer (Belgium). In 2004 it was Damian Läge … Continue reading

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Presenting an exhibit for an audience

The Collectors Club in New York is a group of more than 750 people who come together to further the study of philately. They organize many meeting presentations with philatelic speakers from all over the world. Since 2012 they have … Continue reading

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Seminar of thematic philately in Essen (2)

The seminar this year was about judging rarity, importance and condition. Damian Läge gave an introduction on this and also on the role of key items in an exhibit. Judges may only have three or four minutes to judge rarity … Continue reading

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Almost all past ECTP champions present in Essen

Damian Läge is now the 7th Champion of the European Championship of Thematic Philately. – All of these Championships took place in Essen (except one in Paris). – 5 of the 6 past winners of the Championship are international FIP … Continue reading

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9 classes and 9 champions in Essen

On the 7th European Championship of Thematic Philately in Essen almost 80 exhibits were shown in 8 different classes and one Champions’ Class. Here follows an overview of the winners of each class. 1. Arts and Culture (7 exhibits): Renaat … Continue reading

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Damian Läge Champion on ECTP in Essen

After organising many ECTP exhibitions Damian Läge now participated himself for the first time and with a big success. In this 7th European Championship of Thematic Philately he was the champion of the category “Animals and Plants” with the wonderfull … Continue reading

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FEPA Seminar thematic philately in Essen (Germany)

Every second year the ECTP (European Championship for Thematic Philately) is organized in Essen (Germany). The 2015 edition takes place 7-9 May 2015. With 79 exhibits in 8 different classes and a Champions’ Class a nice overview of European thematic … Continue reading

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