There will be more than the booths and exhibits to explore at London 2022, the international stamp exhibition taking place on 19 to 26 February at London’s Business Design Centre in Islington.
Over thirty philatelic societies will be holding meetings during the exhibition. Details of which societies are meeting, together with the date and time, can be found by viewing the exhibition website, www.london2022.co. In addition, some fifteen societies will each have a table at the exhibition on Wednesday, 23 February, an opportunity to meet existing members, and welcome those who would like to know more. Again, details are on the website.
The European Federation of Philatelic Associations, FEPA, is holding two seminars. The first will be take place from midday to 2pm on Sunday, 20 February and will be conducted by John Davies FRPSL on ‘Best Practice in Youth Philately’. This seminar is aimed at those who either actively work in youth philately or have a role in marketing or sponsoring youth philately. Of course, anyone who is considering how to get involved in youth philately or is simply interested in what’s going on in that field is welcome.
The second seminar will take as its theme ‘Digitalisation and Social Media in Philately’, and will be led by Dr Eric Scherer on Friday, 25 February from 10am to midday. This seminar is ideally suited for those who are seeking advice on how to connect philately and social media and are planning to explore the opportunities. Hopefully participants who can share their experiences will make this seminar more meaningful. Anyone who is broadly interested to learn about digitalisation in philately will certainly find this seminar helpful.
In addition, the FIP (International Federation of Philately) will be holding meetings of a number of the Commissions that are involved with particular aspects of our hobby. These will be: Astrophilately (Monday, 21 February); Traditional (Wednesday, 23 February); Revenues (Wednesday, 23 February); Literature (Thursday, 24 February); Postal History (Thursday, 25 February); Postal Stationery (Friday, 25 February).
Those intending to attend the seminars or Commission meetings are advised to check the timing and location in advance.
Viewing exhibits at London 2022
As always with international stamp exhibitions held in London, demand has been high to display competitively at London 2022, the international stamp exhibition taking place on 19 to 26 February at London’s Business Design Centre in Islington. Following the successful formula adopted at London 2010, the exhibits will be on display in two sections.
Exhibits of Postal History, Postal Stationery, Open Class, Picture Postcards, Revenues and part of the Youth Class will be on display from Saturday, 19 February until midday on Tuesday, 22 February.
Entries of Traditional Philately, Aerophilately, Thematics, the remainder of the Youth Class, plus exhibits for the World Stamp Championship, can be seen from Wednesday, 23 February until midday on Friday, 25 February.
There will be an opportunity during Saturday, 26 February to see those exhibits that have been recognised as the ‘Best in Class’, as well as the Grand Prix and World Stamp Championship winners.
London 2022 will be open each day from 10am to 6pm (closing at 4pm on Saturday, 26 February). Entry costs £10 on the first day, tickets now available by visiting www.london2022.co; admission is free on all other days