MAPF Mid Anglia Philatelic Federation of Philatelic Societies
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London 2020 International Exhibition

at The Business Design Centre

2-9 May 2020

Invitations have been sent out to FIP/FEPA countries to participate. UK exhibitors have only a limited time to qualify for this world event

While there is no application etc. on the site yet viewers might like to note the London 2020 website

Collectors Club of Chicago

This is a source of much information for the collector and
includes downloadable books and collections to view

Robertson Revisited. Free download via the RPSL website.

Have you ever wondered what's really there on a stamp or cover?
Retroreveal may have the answer.
See Paul Wreglesworth's article with acknowledgment to Kiwi
the Journal of the the New Zealand Society of Great Britain

Simon Kelly writes: Can I also recommend Gimp - freely available and
most useful for 'cleaning' stamps from postmarks, restoring oblique
photographs of postcards or notices to rectangular form and reducing
extreme perspective views, amongst many other uses

War Declared New items added as available. Contributions welcomed

ABPS supports Mid Anglia Competitions Day more

Treatment in Tradition Philately Competitions more (pdf 2.1mb)

Articles: Origins of the Post (pdf 3.6mb); Map Stamps: The Galapagos Islands; Socks from Fiji

Postal History Authors Wanted The Stuart Rossiter Trust
(other forms of support available)

What are the Competitive International Classes
then click on FIP Organisation & then Commissions

A Guide to Philatelic Research - David Beech, Past Curator British Library, Philatelic Collections

Stamp Active for the younger collector

Unusual locations 1: A kilo of tomatoes and a packet of stamp hinges. Hitchin, Herts

Night Mail Film


New President

Bill Gibb (left) hands over to Terry Wagg.

Mike Kentzer proposed as new Vice President

MAPF Latest Newsletter older versions

Articles in the September edition
Competition Results

Programme and Fair Diary

The InterFed Competition at the
ABPS National Exhibition at Stampex

The Federation team:

John Sims; The Mail Carrying Flights of C.T.P. ULM, AFC.
85 points; Gold

Colin Hepper; Nepal - Negative Postal Seals
73 points; Large Silver

Stuart Ross; Nyasaland 1953 Revenue Overprinted Stamps
81 points; Large Vermeil

Eight teams of three from each federation exhibited.
It was especially noted how well the Mid Anglia Federation results compared
with the other exhibitors, considering that most of the other federations
were represented by very experienced, often international level, exhibitors.

The judges were all recent "graduates" from an ABPS exhibiting and judging seminar held in Hitchin.
See the Featured Items (left) for the next seminar in November.

Congratulations to the following Mid Anglia philatelists
who exhibited in the ABPS National Exhibition

Traditional: Philp Waud Great Britain: The 4d QV Jubilee Large Gold
Jon Higgins The Queen’s head issues of Labuan, 1879-1894 Gold
Postal History: Mike Kentzer A review of King’s Lynn town’s pre-stamp postal history, 1732-1840 Vermeil
Thematic: Wojciech Kierstan Mucha, his art on stamps of Czechoslovakia and Czech Republic, 1968-2010 Silver
Open Philately: Jon Higgins The railway in North Borneo and Sabah Large Silver
Terry Wagg The life’s work of Czeslaw Slania Large Silver
Wojciech Kierstan Operation Anthropoid Silver     

A full list of results of ABPS Stampex Exhibition here

Annual Competitions

Philip Waud. Winner of the Best in Show award receiving
the trophy from MAPF President Bill Gibb.

Other Winners are shown here

Tempsford Meeting Report Here

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