FEPA President, Bill Hedley, was interviewed by The Stamp Collector monthly magazine. The interview was published in the November 2023 issue.
Bill believes that philately is not a world apart. “Everything about it relates to one or more aspects of the wider world, whether historical, technological, economic, scientific, cultural or whatever. The point is that when people who are not interested in “stamps” as such become aware that philatelic material can improve their understanding of other subjects in which they are interested – family and local history, military history, social, economic and cultural questions, for example – they may begin to understand its relevance to them and take an interest in it”.
He also quotes: “No matter where they come from, philatelists have more similarities than differences, and love to share their interests with like-minded souls”.
Download the four-page interview here: https://fepanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/BH-in-stamp-Collector-Oct-23.pdf