Postal Club's Board meeting in Paris
Postal Club's Board
meeting took place in Paris (France) on 20 June 2014
during the International Stamp Fair "Planète Timbres"
Important and significant decisions were taken during this meeting :
Creation of a Facebook page dedicated to the Postal Club
Implementation of a customized and individualised coaching for every Postal
Club's member in order to help, to advise and to guide her or him for their
Organization of a training workshop on Postal Stationeries in Paris (France) in
Visit of the Printing House "Cartor Security printing" in October 2014
Organization of training workshop or an international conference in Bordeaux
(France) on the modern cancellation machines.
In addition, the Postal Club's philatelic and tourist travels foreseen to
LONDON 2015 and NEW YORK 2016 were refined.
The forthcoming meeting of the
Postal Club's Board
in 2015 may take place in
London (UK) or in Milan (Italy) where an international stamp show could be
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International Philatelic Stamp Fair in Paris
Although the official name is “Salon Planète Timbres”, this philatelic platform
which was held from 14 to 22 June 2014 at the Parc Floral de Paris is remaining
In 2014, after 20 of its existence, the success of this international
philatelic rendez-vous was not great. Indeed, difficult access, routine, lack
of foreign postal operators and unexpectedly transportation strike reduced
The Postal Club got a booth and had organized a competition on this occasion.
More than 130 people participated in this contest and were receiving stamps. 12
Postal Club's application forms were recorded.
The next rendez-vous in a Postal Club's booth will be in
(France) during the regional philatelic exhibition on 4 and 5 October 2014.
THE POSTAL CLUB EMBARKS ON A NEW COURSE !
The 6th General Assembly of the International Postal Philatelic Club took place
in Paris on
8 November 2013 at the main post office of La Poste in Paris-Louvre.
During the assembly the delegates, who came from eight different countries,
reviewed last year's results and looked at future prospects for 2014, 2015 and
2016. A new statutory line confirming the use of a new name for the association
in internal and external communications was adopted. From now on, the label
will be used in order to simplify the external showcase of the
association which keeps is official name of "International Postal Philatelic
Club" (Club Philatélique Postal International in French).
The original aim of the association founded in 1994 was to bring together
philatelists from postal operators and telecommunications. Today it focuses on
collectors and philatelists from postal operators but it has also opened its
doors to all actors of the philately industry (negotiators, printers,
philatelist journalists and directors or heads of philately departments) and to
those who work for communication companies. However, other philatelists and
collectors are also welcome.
The association led a universal development campaign over the last three years
and counts now more than 200 members from 24 different countries. Jean-François
Logette, who has been re-elected as President of the association, aims at
reaching the number of 300 members in 2016.
A new Council of Administration has been elected for three years and is an
example of international representation with Belgium, Slovakia, Italy, France,
Romania, Switzerland and Morocco elected as members. Turkey also forms part of
the team as one of the financial auditors.
Many new activities have been proposed for the next cycle including, but not
limited to, the association's 20th anniversary in 2014, a high-level seminar on
postal stationeries in Paris and a visit to a security printer. In 2015 a
“coaching” session will be organized for members to help them with their
collection researches as well as a trip to London to the international
. The main activity in 2016 will be the
major international exhibition
NEW YORK 2016
to hold a stand at international exhibitions. And many more activities will be
added to the list.
Two presentations were given at the end of the sixth
Assembly. Ian Brigham, deputy director general of Cartor Security Printing,
gave a remarkable presentation on innovations and the use of new technologies
in futur postal stamps issues. The second was a very unusual and topical
presentation, given by Jean-François Logette, with a provocative title "LISA,
ATM or FRAMA prepayment labels, the future or just a fashion?"