New Guidelines approved at Commission meeting

At the Traditional Philately Commissiomeeting on 30 November 2018 in Bangkok new Guidelines for Judging Traditional Philately Exhibits was approved by the delegates.

Download minutes of the meeting CLIK HERE

Download the new Guidelines here CLIK HERE

Invitation to Commission meeting

The Traditional Philately Commission will have a meeting for the delegates during THAILAND 2018 in Bangkok.


The Commissioner Room, 




30 November 2018 at 17:00 to 19:00


  1. Welcome by the Chairman
  2. Roll call
  3. Information on FIP Jury Academy
  4. New Guidelines for Traditional Philately
    a. Context/objective/approach to the changes made.
    b. Longer term ambitions of eliminating the SREV
    c. Approval of TP Guidelines by vote *)
  5. Outline of a good introduction page (Lars Jorgensen)
  6. Objectives of the Traditional Philately Commission – Halfway Status.
  7. Any other business
  8. Closing of the meeting

*)  If you cannot attend in the TPC meeting in person please feel free to delegate your voting right to another person representing your member country. However, please note that this person must hold a formal proxy document signed by your federation and/or you as the official delegate.  Any one person may only hold one proxy.

FIP Qualifying Seminar at Finlandia 2017 was a success

The Traditional Philately FIP Qualifying Seminar in Tampere in connection with the FEPA Exhibition Finlandia 2017 was a great success. 19 philatelists attended the seminar and 12 indicated their interest in becomming a FIP Jury apprentice in the future.

The presentation is now visible for download (Click for going to Download page)


Commission meeting at Taipei 2016

All delegates are welcome to the Traditional Philately Commission meeting at Taipei 2016


Venue: World Trade Center, Taipei - Jury Room

Time: Monday, 24 October 2016 08:30 to 10:30 


1. Roll call

2. Election to the Bureau:

   a. Election of Chairman - Nominated is Lars Peter Svendsen, Denmark

   b. Election of Secretary - Nominated is Patricia Stilwell-Walker, USA

   c. Election of bureau member FEPA - Nominated is Jean-François Gibot, France

   d. Election of bureau member FIAP - Nominated is Yau Khai Weng, Singapore

   e. Election of bureau member FIAF - No nomination is received and the Chairman will appoint the FIAF bureau member.

3. Achievements for the last four years

4. Plans for upcoming years

5. Follow up on the discussion in New York on Guidelines for Judging Traditional Philately Exhibits

6. Closing of the meeting

Commission meeting in New York 2016

A commission meeting was helt at the Jacob K Javits Convention Center in New York in connection with the FIP exhibition New York 2016.

The minutes and presentations can be downloaded here under Commission meetings

Newsletter and Seminar Papers

The Commission Chaiman has sent out Newsletter No 6 December 2015 to all delegates. The newsletter can be downloaded from here

As part of the newsletter there is also a check list for judging Traditional Philately Exhibits, which seperately can be downloaded too. Checklist.

In connection with the Philatelic Summits in Malmö, Sweden over the last years valuable Summit Papers has been issued about judging and exhibiting Traditional Philately Exhibits. The papers can be purchased from Postiljonen WEB-site under Other Publications.

Summit papers

From the commission meeting in Singapore

Many delegates and collectors attended the Traditional Philately Commission Meeting in Singapore. 

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The presentation and minutes from the meeting is now available for download and more information and pictures will follow.

Download presentation and Minutes.

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Next Commission Meeting at Singapore 2015

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The F.I.P. board has approved the Traditional Philately Commission to have a Commission Meeting at The World Stamp Exhibition Singapore 2015. 

All delegates are invited to the meeting the 18th August 2015 from 13:30 to 15:00 

at the Sands Expo® & Convention Center, meeting room 1.

For more information clik Meetings and Seminars

Dr Yau Khai Weng appointed as Bureau member from FIAP

Dr. Yau Khai Weng has been appointed by FIAP to the open possition after Pracob Chirakiti as Bureau member for FIAP 

in the Traditional Philately Commission.

We welcome Khai Weng in the Bureau.

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Patricia Stilwell Walker appointed as secretary of the Commission

At the Commission Meeting at PhilaKorea 2014 the Chairman Lars Peter Svendsen appointed bureau member Patricia Stilwell Walker, USA, to be the new Secretary of the Traditional Philately Commission.

36 delegates were present at the meeting from all over the world together with two FIP Board members Bernhard Beston and Peter McCann. Chairman presented the result from the last two years together with the goals for the the next two. Finally the Chairman made a seminar presentation with the title “What kind of material can be used and how it can support the treatment in Traditional Philately exhibits”

The Minutes from the meeting and the Presentation can be downloaded here or from the “DownLoad” tab.

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© Lars Peter Svendsen 2012-19