The association, International Union of Philatelists of Posts and
Telecommunications (UIPPT), was founded by France (Jean-François
Germany (Erich Schwandt), Belgium (John Dufait), Norway (Thor Looras) and
Portugal (José Duarte Martins), in Paris, during the postage stamps
exhibition Salon du Timbre, on 14th October 1994. John Dufait, a member of
the Belgian delegation became the first President of the association,
and Jean-François Logette (France) the General Secretary.
From 10 to 13 October 1996 France organized the first congress in
La Londe Les Maures
attended by representatives from Belgium, Poland, Germany and
Switzerland. In the Congress participated Christian Gheorghiev, deputy Director
at the UPU and Jan Wouters, Director of the Belgian Post printing House. John
Dufait (Belgium) and Jean-François Logette (France) were re-elected in
The UIPPT logo was created.
From 7 to 11 October 1999 the second Congress was held, in
Romania and Switzerland became members of the UIPPT.
During the third congress, held in
Romania, from 5 to 11 May 2003 a new basis for the development of the
association was defined, which became FILAPOSTEL.
In September 2003, the website
In November 2003, the new by-laws of the society were adopted in Berlin
In February 2005, during the Executive Committee meeting at the headquarters of
UPU (Universal Postal Union) in Bern (Switzerland), FILAPOSTEL introduced the
new logo and obtained a new member country: Slovakia.
September 2006: FILAPOSTEL successfully organized its first philatelic bourse,
which took place during the fourth congress in
Roquebrune Cap Martin
in the south of France near Monaco, from 28th September to 1st Octhober 2006.
André Laurent, a member of the French delegation, became the second
president of the
Association and Monika Podolská (Slovakia) replaced Jean-François
In January 2010, the dropping of the membership by national associations of
France, forces FILAPOSTEL to reconsider its existence. The association adopts
the Club direct membership application. This change brings immediate success.
The association immediately join postal employees from Hungary, Tunisia,
Belgium, Serbia, Romania, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Slovakia and
even from Bahrain.
On 17 June 2010, at the congress in
during the exhibition of
postage stamps in the Parc Floral de Paris, a new name «INTERNATIONAL POSTAL
PHILATELIC CLUB» (CLUB PHILATÉLIQUE POSTAL INTERNATIONAL) is adopted. It
approved by the delegates present at the event . The new by-laws are approved
and a new Board is elected for the next three years. Jean-François
International expert of the Universal Postal Union (Switzerland), is elected as
President of the association. The Board has international presence. Board
members are representatives from Belgium, Hungary, Slovakia, Italy, France,
Switzerland and Tunisia. The new Board also includes members from Germany and
The new logo is created in July 2010 and is the work of a Slovak artist, Adrian
In July 2010 the new website of the association