The Coronavirus pandemic continues to affect international exhibitions with some being postponed but other proceeding and adapting to current circumstances. The following update gives the latest position and shows which international exhibitions are currently accepting entries from the United Kingdom. Several have an imminent entry deadline so 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.
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. Japan World Stamp Championship Exhibition 2021.
Held at Pacifico Yokohama Hall B/C, Yokohama, Japan from 25 – 30 August 2021.
A full international exhibition under FIP patronage and FIAP auspices. Website www.japan2021.jp
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.
For further details please contact the UK Commissioner Simon Richards at firstname.lastname@example.org
IPEX 2021 International Philatelic Exhibition, Cape Town, South Africa.
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.
For details contact the UK commissioner, Jon Aitchison at email@example.com. Tel 01279 870488
NOTOS 2021 European Philatelic Exhibition, Athens, Greece.
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.
For entries contact the UK commissioner, Jon Aitchison at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel 01279 980488
HUNFILEX 2022 Specialised World Stamp Championship Exhibition. Budapest, Hungary.
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.
For entries contact the UK commissioner Bill Hedley at email@example.com. 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.
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone 0208 346 1366.
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 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 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 £25 per frame also applies. The deadline for entries is 31 January 2022. Please contact the UK commissioner Steve Harrison at email@example.com or phone him on 0121 313 0671.
IBRA2023 World Stamp Exhibition, Essen, Germany.
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 at Frank@FrankWalton.com .
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org.