Please note that UK handling charges have now been standardized on all international exhibitions at £25 per frame for shows in Europe or £30 for events anywhere else in the world, whether single or multiple frame exhibits, and £25 per literature entry. This is to cover the cost of getting exhibits to and from exhibitions, FIP capitation fees and other costs relating to processing the exhibits. Overall this runs at a loss. Exhibits that are carried to and returned from an exhibition by the exhibitor are charged at half price. There is no UK handling charge for Youth exhibits. If you are interested in becoming a United Kingdom international exhibition commissioner please contact Jon Aitchison: email@example.com
Autumn STAMPEX 2021 (29 September – 2 October 2021)
Autumn STAMPEX will return to its usual venue for a live exhibition in the Autumn at the British Design Centre, Islington, London N1 0QH.
The usual National Competition will be held and the British Thematic Association (BTA) will be the lead organization for thematic displays. Information regarding taking part in the thematic element of the exhibition may be found on the BTA website by clicking here
Applications are now open and the closing date is 31 August 2021.
Entries for Autumn Stampex 2021 are open and you can register now by going to the ABPS website – Welcome to the ABPS – ABPS. Please choose the Exhibiting menu and go to the second drop-down Register yourself or enter an exhibit here. Alternatively, you can go straight to the Exhibitions registration link – ABPS Exhibition
We expect this to be a full physical exhibition at the BDC where the British Thematic Association will be the lead Society, but entries to other classes are most welcome too. Entries may be either competitive or display only.
For the competitive amongst you this is an excellent opportunity to qualify for the several European international shows that are expected to be held in 2022 and 2023.
All applications for the Autumn National Competition will be via the ABPS web site but information regarding taking part in the thematic element can be found on the BTA website here
Forthcoming international exhibitions for which applications are invited.
The following exhibitions are currently accepting entries from the United Kingdom. If you would like to enter any please contact the UK commissioner shown at the bottom of each.
SAVPEX 2021 is the South African virtual one-frame exhibition from (22-25 July 2021).
The deadline for entries has now passed. Further information can be found on the SAVPEX website at https://stampssa.africa. There is no UK commissioner.
PHILANIPPON 2021, Yokohama, Japan (25 – 30 August 2021)
Held at Pacifico Yokohama Hall B/C, Yokohama, Japan to mark the 150th anniversary of the Japanese postage stamp.
A full international exhibition under FIP patronage and FIAP auspices.
Entries are now closed with 16 UK entries accepted. There may be travel restrictions on overseas visitors as there are with the Olympics beforehand, so if you are considering attending please check the latest situation before booking.
UK Commissioner: Simon Richards – firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information on classes, dates and IREX is at www.japan2021.jp
Now closed to new entries.
IPEX, SOUTH AFRICA 2021, Cape Town, South Africa (8-13 November 2022)
This exhibition has now been postponed for a second time to November 2022.
UK Commissioner: Jon Aitchison: email@example.com
Further information on classes, dates and IREX is at www.capetown2021.org
Entry deadline: 15 May 2022.
NOTOS 2021 Athens, Greece (19 – 22 November 2021)
Held at Zappeion (venue change) from 19 – 22 November 2021. Website: hps.gr/notos2021
A full European international with FEPA patronage and FIP recognition. Two and three fame exhibits will be accepted as well as the usual one, five or eight. All FEPA and FIP classes are accepted at 30 euros per frame and 30 euros per literature entry plus a UK handling and transport charge of £25 per frame. UK deadline for entries is 31 May 2021.
UK Co-ordinator: Jon Aitchison: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information at hps.gr/notos2021.
Now closed to new entries.
LONDON 2022, Business Design Centre, London N1 (19 – 26 February 2022)
Specialised World Stamp Championship Exhibition with FIP patronage and FEPA recognition.
UK Commissioner: Mike JY Roberts: email@example.com
Information is at http://www.london2022.co/
Now closed to new entries.
HUNFILEX 2022, Budapest, Hungary (31 March – 3 April 2022)
Held at Bálna (The Whale), Budapest, Hungary from 31 March to 3 April 2022.
The exhibition has FIP patronage and FEPA recognition. Website www.hunfilex2022.com
Available classes are World Championship Class, Traditional Philately, Postal History, Revenues, Thematic, Open Class, One Frame and Literature. Frame fees 70 euros or 75 euros for literature and 100 euros for one frame exhibits. UK handling and transport charge is £25 per frame.
Now closed to new entries.
UK Commissioner: Bill Hedley: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information is at http://mabeosz.hu/hunfilex2022
Entry deadline: 30 June 2021
HELVETIA 2022, Lugano, Switzerland (18 – 22 May 2022)
Held at the Padiglione Conza Convention Centre, Lugano, Switzerland from 18 to 22 May 2022.
The exhibition has FIP patronage and FEPA recognition. Website https://www.helvetica2022.ch
Available classes are World Stamp Championship Class, Traditional Philately, Postal History, Postal Stationery, Aerophilately, Thematic, One Frame and Literature. Frame fees are CHF 80 per frame or CHF 100 for one frame entries and Literature Class. UK handling and transport charge is £25 per frame. UK deadline for entries is 23 September 2021. For entries please contact the UK commissioner Chris King: email@example.com Telephone 0208 346 1366.
Information is at www.helvetia2022.ch
Entry deadline: Please note that the deadline has now been extended to 8 October 2021 to allow exhibitors at STAMPEX Autumn 2021 to qualify for entry of exhibits to HELVETIA 2022.
CAPEX 2022 Toronto, Canada. One-Frame Stamp Championship Exhibition (9 – 12 June 2022)
Held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from 9-12 June 2022. Hosted by the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada under the Patronage of FIAP with FIP recognition. Website www.capex22.org. All One-Frame sub-classes plus literature. The frame fee for One-Frame exhibits is US$125 and literature is US$80, plus the UK handling charge of £30. Youth entries are free. Deadline for entries is 30 November 2021. Contact the UK commissioner Frank Walton: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information is at www.capex2022.org
Entry deadline: 30 November 2021
LIBEREC 2022 Liberec, Czech Republic (13 – 16 October 2022)
To be held at the Wellness Hotel Babylon, Liberec, Czech Republic from 13-16 October 2022, with FEPA patronage and FIP recognition. Website liberec2022.eu. Available classes are Grand Prix, Traditional, Postal History, Thematic, Open Philately, Picture Postcards, Youth, Literature and One-Frame. Two and three frame exhibits are accepted as well as the usual one, five and eight. Frame fees are 40 euros per frame for 5 or 8 frame exhibits, 45 euros for 3 frame, 50 euros for 2 frame and 55 euros for one frame and literature, with Youth exhibits being free. The UK handling charge of £25 per frame also applies. The deadline for entries is 31 January 2022.
Please contact the UK commissioner Steve Harrison: email@example.com or phone him on 0121 313 0671.
Information is at www.liberec2022.eu
Entry deadline: 31 January 2022
IBRA 2021, Essen, Germany (25 – 28 May 2023)
Held at the Messe Essen from 25 – 28 May 2023 (Date change). Website www.ibra2023.de
A full international exhibition under FIP patronage with FEPA recognition.
All FIP classes are accepted at 80 euros per frame, 110 euros for single frame exhibits and 50 euros for literature, plus a UK handling and transport charge of £25 per frame.
UK deadline for entries is September 2022.
For entries please contact the UK commissioner Frank Walton: firstname.lastname@example.org
Classes invited include Traditional, Postal History, Thematic and Picture Postcard). Bulletin 1 issued. www.ibra2021.de
Entry deadline: to follow