The Hampshire Philatelic Federation exists to support and advance the interests of all philatelists in Hampshire and neighbouring counties who are members of Clubs and Societies affiliated to the Federation.
For a list of what's on go to our events page.
HPF Bulletin 141 for May 2016 is now available from Society representatives, or here.
ABPS News Summer 2016 magazine is available on their website.
The next meeting of the HPF Committee and Society Representatives is the AGM at Petersfield on 11th September 2016 at 2:00 pm.
Details of ABPS York Fair: 15th to 16th July 2016 national exhibition with all classes and deadlines for 2016 are available here. Full details of National & International Exhibitions are available here.
HAMPEX 2016 will be held on Saturday 15th October 2016.
ABPS leaflets on how to exhibit and compete are now available to download from their website here.
News Updated: 9th May 2016.
The Bulletin is issued in January, May and September. It contains details of Society Programmes, Fairs, Auctions, and Events occurring in the area, and is the main channel of communication between the Federation and Society members. Details of dealers that trade throughout Hampshire are included by means of adverts, and articles of general interest to stamp, cover and postal history enthusiasts are contributed from many sources in an exciting and readable format.
The Federation Council is made up of delegates from the affiliated societies and meets regularly during the year to exchange ideas for the promotion of our hobby. These meetings provide an important opportunity for societies to voice the opinions and views of their members. See What a stamp club could do for you for the benefits of society membership.
The Federation has established an excellent reputation in the UK philatelic scene and provides active input to the Association of British Philatelic Societies. Each year the Federation holds a Convention - HAMPEX, which brings together dealers, specialist societies, and collectors from near and far.
The Federation is widely recognised for its active promotion of stamp collecting for young people, as demonstrated by the Junior Workshop held at HAMPEX, and for the support of Thematic and Open philately which is continually growing in popularity.
For those collectors interested in the competitive aspects of the hobby, the Federation encourages participation in competitions across a range of abilities from Society entries in the Howard White Trophy competition to individual entries in the Jan Kaluski Trophy competition which is judged to National Standards. The breadth of interests and talent in Hampshire is on display in the HAMPEX exhibition area.
The HAMPEX Federation Convention brings all these aspects together each year with strong support from dealers and specialist societies to provide the Hampshire collector with a day of enjoyment, challenge and interest, not to mention the odd bargain!
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