MAPF Mid Anglia Philatelic Federation of Philatelic Societies
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New Guidelines

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Treatment (pdf 2.1mb)

Traditional Philately (pdf 1.8mb)

The Introductory Page (0.8 mb)

Presentation (1.8mb)

New Autumn Stampex 2015
Traditional Seminar
(pdf 2.1mb)


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Federation Events and News

The National Philatelic Exhibition

Details here


London 2020 FIP International Exhibition

at The Business Design Centre

2-9 May 2020

The organisers of London 2020 have announedced that the cut-off date for Literature entries has been extended to
31 December 2019.

See the London2020 site for more details:


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

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

MAPF Latest Newsletter older versions

Programme and Fair Diary

AGM and MAPF Stamp Day

Buckden Village Hall

Held on Sunday 6 October 2019

Immediate Past President Terry Wagg congratulates Mike Kentzer on his election to President

The displayers at the meeting; L to R: (1st L) David Belton, Plymouth PH; (2nd L) Phil Waud, GB; President Mike Kentzer, Stamp Day organizer John Spencer and (R) Richard Husband, GB Perfins

Meeting Attendees

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

Tempsford Meeting Report Here

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