The coronavirus pandemic has caused the postponement of some international exhibitions resulting in several during 2022. The following update gives the latest position and shows which international 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 as soon as possible. All exhibits must have already achieved at least a vermeil medal (75 marks or above) at a national show to qualify. Exhibitors from outside the United Kingdom should contact their national commissioner.
London 2022 International Stamp Exhibition, Business Design Centre, Islington. London.
From 19-26 February 2022 with FIP patronage. Website https://www.london2022.co
HUNFILEX 2022 Specialised World Stamp Championship Exhibition. Budapest, Hungary.
Held at Groupama Arena, Üllöi utca 129, Budapest, Hungary from 31 March to 3 April 2022. (Change of venue). Website www.hunfilex2022.com. Deadline for entries has passed. For information contact UK commissioner Bill Hedley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel 01892 531516.
HELVETICA 2022 Specialised World Exhibition, Lugano, Switzerland.
Held at the Padiglione Conza Convention Centre, Lugano, Switzerland from 18 to 22 May 2022.
CAPEX 2022 International One Frame Stamp Championship Exhibition, Toronto, Canada.
Held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from 9-12 June 2022. Hosted by the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada. Website www.capex22.org. Deadline for entries has passed. For information please contact the UK commissioner Frank Walton at Frank@FrankWalton.com .
LIBEREC 2022, European Stamp Exhibition and Polar Salon, Czech Republic. 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 £30 per frame also applies. The deadline for entries has been extended to 31 March 2022. Please contact UK commissioner Steve Harrison at email@example.com or phone him on 0121 313 0671.
IPEX (CAPE TOWN) 2022 International Philatelic Exhibition, Cape Town, South Africa.
To be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 8-12 November 2022. This exhibition has been rescheduled to these dates and we are confident it will now proceed. Website www.capetown2022.org. It has FIP patronage and can accept the following classes: Traditional, Postal History, Aerophilately, Postal Stationery, Revenue, Thematic, Open, Picture Postcards, One frame, Modern and Literature. Frame fees are US$65 for multiple frames, $80 for one frame and $35 for literature. UK handling charge is £35 per frame. Entry deadline is 15 May 2022.
For details contact the UK commissioner, Jon Aitchison at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel 01279 870488
IBRA2023 World Stamp Exhibition, Halls 1 and 2 of Messe Essen, Germany.
Held 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 £30 per frame.
The organising committee have decided to ignore all previous applications for the original show and have requested that new forms are submitted. The official closing date for applications is 1 October 2022, but a special dispensation has been given to UK-based exhibitors who wish to qualify at Autumn Stampex 2022 – which concludes on 1 October 2022. The UK Commissioner is Frank Walton (email@example.com) who will be delighted to send out copies of IREX and application forms on request.
UK handling charges have now been standardised on all international exhibitions at £30 per frame for shows in Europe or £35 for events anywhere else in the world, whether single or multiple frame exhibits or per literature exhibit. 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org.