Welcome to theThematic Philately Commission of the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie
The aim of this website is to be the first port of call for; exhibitors, judges and all who are interested in Thematic Philately.
The website contains the contact information for the members of the Bureau and the national delegates to the FIP Thematic Philately Commission and various handy details about exhibiting,exhibitions, references and links to other useful sites.
There have been a few changes to the composition of the Thematic Philately Commissions Bureau.
The acting Secretary is Paolo Guglielminetti (Italy)
The FEPA delegate is Koenraad Bracke (Belgium)
The new co-opted member is Yosuke Naito (Japan)
FIP Director Peter Suhadolc was elected President of the European Philatelic Academy (APE) during IBRA 2023
Damian Laege signed the Roll of Distinguished Philatelist in Essen, during IBRA 2023.
Daniel Szeto (Hong Kong) has been appointed acting Chairperson to the Thematic Philately Bureau
LIBEREC 2022 Jury
The next Thematic Philately delegates' meeting will be held during the INDONESIA 2022 World Stamp Championship Exhibition in Jakarta on Monday, 8 August 2022 from 10:00 - 12:00 in Room 1. An election for the new Bureau will take place during the meeting.
The winner of the HUNFILEX 2022 World Stamp Championship was Mr Damien Laege (Germany), for his Thematic exhibit “Australasian Birdlife”
Dear Thematic Philately friends!
As you can see, our website is totally new, since most FIP Commissions have decided to transfer their sites onto the FIP server. I think this was the right move and I trust you will enjoy the new layout and its contents. Many thanks to our webmaster Charles Bromser for arranging it!
The Covid-19 pandemic has on the one hand severely affected philatlic exhibitions with several of them becoming virtual and being on the web. On the other hand, our free time has been dedicated to improve our exhibits and to create new ones. The pandemic has also forced the FIP to delay its Congress to 2022 and therefore the FIP Board and all Commission Bureaus have stayed in charge for an extra two years.
Starting with NOTOS 2021 in Athens the traditional exhibitions seem to be back and a busy period of events is in front of us. I look very much forward to this, since socialising is a must in our hobby.
Thematic philately exhibits have always been a strong point in exhibitions and I trust that it will be the same also in the next years. To achieve this we need new exhibitors and new exhibits. I urge therefore all THC delegates to actively advertise our hobby, further educate existing exhibitors and attract new ones! I wish all of you a lot of satisfaction with Thematic philately!
Peter Suhadolc, Thematic Philately Commission Chairperson,
Since 2020 exhibitions across the world have either been cancelled or postponed due to the COVID - 19 pandemic. Organised philately soon introduced virtual exhibitions, where exhibitors upload exhibits for the Organising Committee. The exhibits then get judged via Zoom meetings. The FIP too now recognises the results of many of these exhibitions.
Some recent exhibitions with a Thematic Class were:
Argentina, FILA LOMAS 2021: https://cefiloza.blogspot.com/p/expocefiloza2021.html, scroll down to Catalogo Y Colecciones and goto 070 Temática then you can see the exhibits
Slovenia, Deseto Okno 2021: https://fzs.si/desetookno-kranj-2021/ just click on an exhibit’s title then scroll down and you can see the exhibit.