Please note that UK handling charges have now been standardised 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
UK Northern National Virtual Competition April 2021
A message from the Jury Chairman, Bill Hedley, FRPSL
This was the second ABPS National exhibition to be held virtually and I am delighted to report that, although the overall number of exhibits was not large, the standard was high and the exhibits covered a wide range of topics from many different angles. My thanks go to all the exhibitors for helping us to have an interesting and varied exhibition.
Much outstanding material and research was on display and, from the point of view of the jury, it was a pleasure to be able to study the exhibits on-line and appreciate them fully. Two exhibits were moved from Open Class to Postal History Special Studies, and one from Cinderella to Aerophilately on the grounds that they fitted better in these classes. The jury included nine national jurors organised into three teams which used Zoom technology for meetings. This proved very successful and I would like to express my sincere thanks to all members of the jury and the secretariat for the hard work they have done to bring this exhibition to a successful conclusion.
Please see the Palmares on this link: Palmares Announcers List Virtual Northern 2021 (3)
The National Northern Exhibition and Competition was a virtual exhibition hosted by the Association of Scottish Philatelic Societies on their website. The following link takes you to displays on the Association of Scottish Philatelic Societies’ website that were submitted by members as an alternative to those that would have been shown at the cancelled Perth Congress, due in April. In order to encourage more people to participate, it was stressed that the displays need not all be of exhibition quality. We were also happy to accept displays of the standard shown at a local Philatelic Society members’ meeting. The displays will be available via the link until the end of August so we hope that you will find them interesting and enjoyable.
The link is: www.scottishphilately.co.uk/congress.php and it will be active until the end of August.
The Northern National Competition are now entirely virtual and hosted on the ABPS website which can be viewed via this link: https://www.abps.org.uk/event-name/abps-northern-competition-2021/
or by going to the ABPS webpage and clicking on the Exhibiting menu and then going to ABPS Northern Competition 2021.
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 is 16 May 2021. Entries should reach the Secretary of SAVPEX 2021, Joof van der Merwe, at email@example.com by that date. The competition is heavily subsidised so the frame fee is only US$35. Further information and forms can be found on their website at https://stampssa.africa. There is no UK commissioner; entries go directly through their website.
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
Closed to new entries.
Autumn STAMPEX 2021 (29 September – 2 October 2021)
Autumn STAMPEX will return to its usual venue for a live exhibition in the Autumn at its usual venue 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 organisation 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 will be opening shortly and the Exhibition Rules will be available to view on this website.
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
IPEX, SOUTH AFRICA 2021, Cape Town, South Africa (Postponed)
Was to have been held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 9 – 13 November 2021. This exhibition has now been postponed for a second time but revised dates have not been announced yet.
UK Commissioner: Jon Aitchison: email@example.com
Further information on classes, dates and IREX is at www.capetown2021.org
Entry deadline: to be announced.
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.
Entry deadline: 31 May 2021
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/
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.
The entry deadline is 23 June 2021.
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: 30 September 2021
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
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