19 October 2017
Mårten Sundberg Prepares Article about the Society for the STOCKHOLMIA 2019 Exhibition Catalogue
The Society’s official international celebration of its 150th years’ anniversary, STOCKHOLMIA 2019, will among other things comprise two exhibition catalogue volumes. A comprehensive presentation of the two volumes will follow in due course.
An important announcement to make is that we have asked Mårten Sundberg, from the Åland Islands, to prepare the article about the Society, aiming the exhibition catalogue. The scope for that article will be to reflect the Society’s current everyday life. More precisely: In fifty years’ time, when we will have our 200th years anniversary, a reader of this article should be able to understand how the everyday of the Society was performed fifty years ago (2019).
Mårten Sundberg is a professional journalist and a very active philatelic bibliophile. His collecting area in that field is among many various topics a collection of all meeting handouts from RPSL meetings and displays. Mårten spends the next coming year to prepare this article, which will cover our meetings and displays, staff, office, committees, expert committee, members, stakeholders … etc. When you see Mårten around and present at the premises, please support his work and the important documentation he will compile for this intended purpose.
21 September 2017
Mr. Erivan Haub commits as FRAME PATRON
As previously reported there will be four (private) Pilot Patronships, equally important for the conductance of the exhibition. The four Patronships are financial contributions for the further development of the exhibition and address the four unique and different topics they represent: Venue; Medal; Catalogue; Frames.
Thanks to the strong Philatelic Partnership for the exhibition with Heinrich Köhler and Corinphila with their Partners in the Global Philatelic Network, we have secured important competences, capacities and a worldwide recognition in the networks of the hobby. In addition, the financial sponsorship from the group is essential for the quality we want.
In addition to their already taken commitment and partnership, their main shareholder and owner Mr. Erivan Haub has committed as Frame Patron for STOCKHOLMIA 2019.
Mr. Haub took over as main shareholder in 2012. He has been a keen collector since his youth years and collects covers of Austria and the Swiss Cantonals. His Collections of Ballon Monté, Zeppelin Mail and Rarities of the World are of great importance. Over decade,s Erivan Haub managed to build up legendary collections of classical US, United States and Confederate States postal history and by far the most important collection of the German States. Since Mr. Haub's retirement he devotes most of his time with his collectibles, of which his Philatelic collections are his favorite.
Erivan Haub and his family are proud to be one of the four Pilot Patrons of STOCKHOLMIA 2019, giving preference to the Swedish as hosts and the British as the celebrating Nation of the 150th Anniversary if the Royal Philatelic Society London.
13 September 2017
STOCKHOLMIA briefing given to The Collectors Club New York
After The Royal Philatelic Society London, The Collectors Club New York is regarded as one of the most prestigious philatelic societies in the world. Their clubhouse is impressive, located at the 35th street on Manhattan.
Yesterday, Exhibition Manager Jonas Hällström, gave a brief presentation about STOCKHOLMIA 2019 and its positive progress and developments. Jonas welcomed those club members also being members of the RPSL, to primarily apply for exhibiting and thereafter to plan their visit to Stockholm when the show takes off in 2019.
Jonas’s presentation coincided with the presentation and display given by Gustaf Douglas at the clubhouse. Gustaf displayed 289 pages on the 20 wall frames, and showed selected postal history from his Golden Collection of Swedish Philately on mail from, to and via Sweden.
Gustaf Douglas is the Philatelic Head Patron for STOCKHOLMIA, and gives a substantial financial commitment to the show.
12 September 2017
Four RPSL Meeting Presentations to be conducted at STOCKHOLMIA 2019
As STOCKHOLMIA 2019 is the international celebration of the 150th Anniversary of The Royal Philatelic Society London, the oldest existing philatelic organization, the Society has decided to conduct four official meetings comprising program presentations.
The Society meetings in London are normally of two different types. The program which will be conducted during STOCKHOLMIA 2019 will be of the formal nature, at which a paper is read accompanied by a display by an individual member.
For STOCKHOLMIA 2019, our Society President, Mr. Patrick Maselis RDP FRPSL, has invited four internationally recognized members to conduct four presentations on each public day, Wednesday to Saturday. As speakers to an official society meeting, they will be given the Society Plaque (illustrated above).
- Wednesday 29 May: Mr. Scott Trepel
- Thursday 30 May: Mr. Henk Slabbinck
- Friday 31 May: Mr. Eddie Bridges
- Saturday 1 June: Mr. John Barwis
All presentations will start at 3.00pm and will be conducted in the auditorium at Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre (level 6-7). They will be open to Fellows, Members and their Guests, but of course also as marketing of Society they will be open for the public (the auditorium seats 1,500 attendees).
In due course, we will present each speaker and his scope of presentation in more depth.
17 August 2017
Mats Söderberg commits as Logistic Manager
Welcome to Mats Söderberg as new member of our Exhibition Management Team. Mats’s role will be Logistic Manager. Having Mats in our team is a success factor for STOCKHOLMIA. Mats has been the key person in Sweden, i.e. Exhibition Manager, with two national exhibitions (2004 and 2009) and NORDIA 2015 in his CV. In addition, Mats has a good network with the local societies in the Stockholm region, where he for STOCKHOLMIA will try his best to commit volunteers.
“Logistic” is defined as the responsibility for planning and executing the logistic of the exhibition frames. The exhibition’s scope is 2,000 frames (faces) in the display and competitive classes, plus circa 100 frames in Court of Honour and for other usages. The main interface for the “Logistic” will be the Bin Room, which is managed by Bengt Bengtsson in Bengt’s role as Deputy Commissioner General. The scope for Mats’s responsibility will be to handle the logistics with the frames, build the frames, mount all the exhibits and reverse after closing of the exhibition.
20 July 2017
Christoph Gärtner Commits as LEADERSHIP PATRON
The third Trade Stand Holder to commit as LEADERSHIP PATRON to STOCKHOLMIA 2019 is Philatelie Christoph Gärtner GmbH & Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner GmbH & Co. KG. The patronship combines joint interests between Christoph Gärtner, his businesses and the exhibition management. For the further development of the exhibition, we receive a financial sponsorship commitment, and in return the company receives commitments of value for their direct and indirect involvements.
C.G. Collectors World – a global brand for collectors
At a very early age Christoph Gärtner, auctioneer, owner and managing director of the C.G. Collectors World, already became a passionate collector. In 1984, directly after his final school examinations, he decided to make his hobby into a career. He started his own business and within two decades, the Gärtner GmbH developed into a world leading trade house for postal stationery and became a specialist for thematics and postal history.
With the foundation of the Auction House Gärtner in 2004 he started to realize a long-held dream to create his own place where collectors, customers and investors from every part of the world would could get together to fulfil their own dreams and desires. Since April 2005 both, his trading and auction house, have been united at the current C.G. headquarter in Bietigheim-Bissingen, covering a conveniently acessible area of 2,700 m2. In 2007 the group has joined the ranks of the most successfull auction and trading houses in the world. As the largest philatelic auction house in Europe and the second largest in the world the C.G group has been playing in the big leagues for years.
Since the acquisitation of Pumpenmeier Auction House in Kirchlerngern in 2014, Christoph Gärtner has increasingly invested in the growth the C.G. Collectors World. In 2015 he acquired Edgar Mohrmann Auction House in Hamburg, Rauss & Fuchs as well as Detlef Hilmer in Munich, a long estrablished company. Auction Galleries Hamburg vormals Schwanke GmbH is a member of the Gärtner family since July 2016. Currently, over 60 emplyees and a number of partners in the US, South America, Asia, Australia an Europe work for the Group.
All members of the C.G. Collectors World are closely linked with each other. The main focus of the auctions contentrates on: international philately and postal history, coins, medals, bank notes, large lots and estates, specialized collections and collections worldwide. Consignments for auctions are welcome at any C.G. location. In addition the expert team tours regulary in many countries worldwide.
We value close and trusting relationships with our customers. And as an owner-operated group, we can ensure highly flexible and swift decision-making processes anywhere in the world.“, Christoph Gärtner emphasizes.
Also known as an "ambassador of philately", Christoph is involved in a wide range of projects. In 2011 he started the project Be on ball with cool stamps as an educational programme, providing schools and other educational establishments with stamp starter sets free of charge. He has donated over 30,000 albums with over 30 million stamps at a total catalogue value of over 15 Million Euro. Since 2013 he awards the annual International C.G. Award to promote and maintain philatelic research and konwledge. Furthermore, he is active on the realization of public exhibitons. For example as sponsor. of the Court of Honour during the World Exhibition in Melbourne in 2013, as main sponsor and philatelic partner of the PRAGA 2018 as well as Leadership Patron of STOCKHOLMIA 2019 – The International Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of The Royal Philatelic Society London.
18 July 2017
New Advertisements as Single and Double Pages
André Schneider at our Philatelic Partner, The Global Philatelic Network, has designed a new advertisement to be used as single or double page. The scope on the new advertisements cover the topics from Bulletin 1.
- Have you find the availability to the comprehensive content and information in Bulletin 1?
- Are you getting prepared yet for STOCKHOLMIA?
- Your visit is prepared together with a comprehensive Destination Package. Book your travel online
17 July 2017
Members and Fellows in India Prepare for STOCKHOLMIA
15th Regional meeting of RPSL held at the Business centre in Taj Hotel, Yeshwantpur - Bangalore, India on 15th July 2017 at 7pm during the State level exhibition KARPHILEX.
The main agenda of the meeting was to promote the Society's upcoming exhibition STOCKHOLMIA 2019. Markand Dave FRPSL had informed all the members with more information about the event and advised for accommodation arrangements in advance. Markand had also talked about the promotion of the event by publicity how can we attract more members and more participants, he further mentioned the technics for publicity. i.e sending email, Whatsapp, Facebook and Social media usage to make the event popular. Members and guests had expressed their interest in the event and asked some questions about commissioners and transportation of exhibits. Markand had promised to update with more info in next meeting in Mumbai in September after his visit to London.
Official souvenir magazine of KARPHILEX also has an advertisement of RPSL with STOCKHOLMIA 2019 logo, the advert cost was 15k which was equally distributed and paid by the 3 Reps of India.
Markand Dave FRPSL
7 July 2017
STOCKHOLMIA AMBASSADOR Alex Haimann Reports from Bermuda
The largest membership contingent to The Royal outside the UK is the Fellows and Members living in the United States of America. Since a year back, our exhibition has committed Alex Haimann as STOCKHOLMIA AMBASSADOR.
Alex reports from his latest visit to Bermuda:
I wanted to report back on my outreach to US Members and Fellows about STOCKHOLMIA 2019. Earlier this week, after several hours of envelope stuffing, label affixing and licking over 300 stamps for applying to the envelopes (no self-adhesive stamps), a personal letter is on its way to every US Member and Fellow from Bermuda! The letter is personal and addresses the progress with the exhibition and a personal invitation to become a Patron. Every envelope has a great new issue Bermudian stamp featuring our Patron, Queen Elizabeth!
As a fun aside, I purchased the stamps and mailed the envelopes from the Post Office in Bermuda which first sold the famous Perot stamps!
It remains an honour to be part of the STOCKHOLMIA 2019 committee.
Thank you for all that you are doing to make the exhibition in celebration of our Society's 150th anniversary a huge success!
Yours in Philately,
22 June 2017
Mitch & Alan Holyoake RDP FRPSL Commits as STOCKHOLMIA CATALOGUE PATRONS
Since the inception of philately as a hobby, philatelic publications, handbooks and catalogues have provided important records for future reference and study. Today, part of the philatelic hobby also involves collecting the literature which exists for the many various collecting topics. In the current development of the philatelic hobby, research and study are key drivers to collecting.
On the international philatelic scene, Alan Holyoake RDP FRPSL of United Kingdom, is well known for his comprehensive philatelic studies of classic Great Britain philately and postal history. His various collections have been recognized with Grand Prix National as well as Grand Prix International, and many other awards. When having reached their final status, Alan has published his collections in outstanding formats as handbooks. These publications are not only records of Alan’s achievements as a collector, but also provide a valuable reference for current and future philatelic research. Together with Alan’s interests and research on his own collections, he has generally supported philatelic research and digitization of philatelic data and reference sources.
STOCKHOLMIA 2019, is being held to celebrate The Royal Philatelic Society London’s 150th Anniversary. As the oldest and most prestigious philatelic society, this STOCKHOLMIA 2019 celebration is also a major international philatelic celebration and an event that will become regarded as a milestone in world philatelic history. The exhibition catalogue will consist of two volumes: STOCKHOLMIA EXHIBITION CATALOGUE and STOCKHOLMIA LIBRARY CATALOGUE.
Together they will provide a full detail of the EXHIBITION as well as the Society’s historical development and current footprint on where the Society is today. The exhibition catalogues will, together with the exhibition medal, represent important exhibition commemorative memorabilia from this unique celebration.
It is with much gratitude to Alan Holyoake and his wife Micheline, known generally as Mitch, that the exhibition management wish to express their thanks and to recognize them as STOCKHOLMIA CATALOGUE PATRONS. There will be only four Pilot Patronships for STOCKHOLMIA, equally important for the establishment of the exhibition. All four Patronships are private sponsorships for the further development of the exhibition, and address the four unique and different areas they each represent: Venue; Medal; Catalogue; Frames.
19 June 2017
David Tett and Martin Friedman are First to make Reservations of Stockholm Destination Packages
In conjunction with the release and presentation of Bulletin 1, we also launched the Destination Package Offers with various hotel offers for Stockholm during the conductance of STOCKHOLMIA 2019. Our Partner Meetagain handles Destination Management for all visitors coming to Stockholm for the show, and Meetagain has blocked 42,000 hotel rooms at more than 40 different hotels for the exhibition week!
The first reservations have already gone through and the “winners are” David Tett respectively Martin Friedman.
The Destination Packages Offers are found on the following link: http://www.meetagain-stockholmia2019.se.
13 June 2017
David Feldman Auctions Commits as LEADERSHIP PATRON
The second Trade Stand Holder to commit as LEADERSHIP PATRON to STOCKHOLMIA 2019 is David Feldman Auctions. The patronship combines joint interests between David Feldman Auctions and the exhibition management. For the further development of the exhibition, we receive a financial sponsorship commitment, and in return the company receives commitments of value for their direct and indirect involvements.
Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, David Feldman Auctions has established itself as one of the world’s leading stamps auction houses for over 50 years. They enjoy close relationships with the most important stamps collectors as well as an extraordinary track record reflected in a number of philatelic world records.
In addition to the company’s LEADERSHIP PATRONSHIP, three main stakeholders at the company have joined as GOLD PATRONS: Anders Thorell, Marcus Orsi and Gaël Caron.
10 June 2017
AB Philea Commits as LEADERSHIP PATRON
As the exhibition planning is developing very well, we are very happy to assign the first Trade Stand Holder as LEADERSHIP PATRON to STOCKHOLMIA 2019. This patronship combines joint interests between AB Philea and the exhibition management. For the further development of the exhibition, we receive a financial sponsorship commitment, and in return AB Philea receives commitments of value for their direct and indirect involvements.
AB Philea was founded in the end of the 1980’s. The first years of operation were modest with sales lists and small auctions. Initially, the strategy was to offer material of all different types to find as many new customers as possible. In a way, there was more focus on quantity than quality.
The business grew slowly but steadily and in 1999 the auction operations of AB Kihlströms Frimärkshandel (the oldest stamp auction company in Sweden) was incorporated with AB Philea. This gave the company an additional client base and a shift towards offering material of higher calibre than before.
In 2004, both Frimärkskompaniet in Stockholm and Lars-Tore Eriksson in Kalmar were incorporated and the Kalmar office was kept in the organization. This was the beginning of the development of an office network throughout Sweden through the overtaking or establishment of local offices.
Today AB Philea has offices in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Svedala (close to Malmoe), Kalmar, Karlshamn, Skara and Uppsala as well as Helsinki in Finland. They also have a representative in Northern Sweden. The offices all work with receiving philatelic or numismatic consignments in varying degrees and are also used for buying items of gold and silver from the public.
The staff of the overtaken offices or companies have in most cases remained as employees. Hence they have aquired a large competence base in the company.
AB Philea conducts about 6 “International Auctions” and two so-called “quality auctions” for mainly better-grade items each year. In addition, they yearly hold two coin auctions under the name Myntkompaniet and one or two auctions in Finland.
All auctions are presented on their website. Non-Swedish material is presented in English to facilitate for clients not understanding Swedish, 8-9 out of 10 new customers are foreign. Furthermore, auctions are presented on Philasearch and Stamp Auction Network.
AB Philea is regularly represented at philatelic exhibitions in the Nordic countries and at several numismatic shows worldwide.
In addition to the company’s LEADERSHIP PATRONSHIP, three main stakeholders at the company have joined as GOLD PATRONS: Peter Johansen, Christer Svensson and Johan Ågren.
Visit AB Philea at their website: www.philea.se
4 June 2017
STOCKHOLMIA EXHIBITION MEDAL PRESENTED
On the 19 November last year, we announced that Jan-Olof Ljungh had taken on the commitment as MEDAL PATRON for the exhibition medal. Since then a joint team comprising Jan-Olof Ljungh, Chris King and Bengt Bengtsson has worked together with the famous silver designer Sebastian Schildt, of Stockholm to prepare the medal design. At the STOCKHOLMIA reception which took place in Tampere on 25 May, the STOCKHOLMIA exhibition medal was presented for the first time publicly.
The unique STOCKHOLMIA medal in classic format and style has two front faces, tracing the two countries’ equal importance by depicting the world’s most recognised stamps in stylised form.
Sebastian Schildt is the current most prestigious silver designer in Sweden, with studio and gallery in central Stockholm: www.gallerisebastianschildt.se
The exhibition medal is presented together with the latest announcement about STOCKHOLMIA in the new Press Release published here on the website.
25 May 2017
The STOCKHOLMIA Reception at FINLANDIA
On Thursday 25 May, the STOCKHOLMIA reception at FINLANDIA 2017 took place with more than 150+ Fellows, Members and their Guests participating.
Yes, Members from the whole world participated in the event where the latest announcements about the exhibition was presented by Exhibition Manager Jonas Hällström, who focused on:
- The invitation to Members to display
- Destination offers to all visitors comprising prepared reservations of accommodation and destination activities
- Planned program activities
The reception with its presentation was very well received and during the proceeding days at FINLANDIA, STOCKHOLMIA 2019 was a great “buz”.
17 May 2017
The First Swedish Application Received
The first Swede to apply for frames to the competive class is Claes Hederstierna, who has submitted his one-frame-exhibit in traditional philately “1920, Gustavus Adolphus, 20 öre, blue”.
16 May 2017
First Exhibitor Application Received
The first application of frames has been received to the exhibition’s competitive class. It is John Barwis from the United States of America, who has applied for 8 frames to his exhibit “Philadelphia - Great Britain Mails”.
4 May 2017
BULLETIN 1 Released
One of the pre-exhibition milestones for STOCKHOLMIA 2019 is achieved:
- Bulletin 1 is released and mailed worldwide to all Fellows and Members of the Royal Philatelic Society London. The Bulletin can be reached on this link.
On 88 pages the exhibition and its concepts are presented and gives comprehensive information about the general concepts and thoughts which are behind the exhibition. Bulletin 1 also invites Fellows and Members to participate with a philatelic display, either as a competitive exhibit a non-competitive selection form their exhibits.
The Bulletin and its content will be further presented at the STOCKHOLMIA-reception taking place on 25 May at FINLANDIA 2017. Fellows and Members with their guests are invited to the reception. Link to the invitation.
11 January 2017
43 Philatelic Stand Holders representing 12 Different Countries
Copyright: Postiljonen AB, Anna Johnsson.
A complete list of attending philatelic Stand Holders is now launched here on the website.
As previously reported, all trade stands are located on level 4 and 5 at Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre and when the offer was launched in September last year, they were all sold out within 72 hours.
Heinrich Köhler GmbH and Corinphila Auktionen with their Partners in the Global Philatelic Network will be present in the Philatelic Partnership Mega Stand on level 5. The three Premium Stands on level 4 are allocated to Stanley Gibbons Ltd., Spink & Son Ltd. and Philatelie Christoph Gärtner GmbH.
In total, we will have 43 philatelic Trade Stands with Stand Holders representing 12 different countries:
- Denmark (3)
- Finland (1)
- Germany (3)
- Hong Kong
- Sweden (13)
- Switzerland (3)
- United Kingdom (12)
- United States of America (3)
17 December 2016
STOCKHOLMIA KICK OFF with the Swedish Fellows and Members
Friday and Saturday, 16-17 December, the Swedish Fellows and Members of The Royal Philatelic Society was invited to a KICK OFF at “Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre”. The Swedish memberships were first introduced to STOCKHOLMIA 2019 in January this year, at a regional meeting which took place at “Högberga Gård” outside Stockholm. This weekend’s KICK OFF was a follow up initiated by Exhibition Manager Jonas Hällström, reporting the latest progress and invite the membership to further commit themselves to the exhibition.
Originally the idea with STOCKHOLMIA 2019 as the International Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of The Royal Philatelic Society London, came from Jonas Hällström, who persuaded Jan Berg as the RPSL overseas representative in Sweden to join him in this enterprise. Together with Gustaf Douglas, the three of them began the process, with the enthusiastic and warm support of the Society’s Council in London.
Photo: 39 Swedish Fellows and Members came to the KICK OFF at “Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre” on 16-17 December.
The Swedish contingent as a regional extension of the Society, is large in number, is very active and intend to develop this further. Although the Philatelic Society London was founded in 1869, it took 24 years until the first Swedish philatelist Axel de Reuterskiöld was elected as a member in 1893. Since then, 57 past members and presently 78 active members, totalling 135 Swedish philatelists have or are recorded in the available membership files of the Society.
The KICK OFF was conducted as a two-days-program, with an overview tour around the exhibition venue on Friday, followed be a presentation of the currently developed concepts for the exhibition presented by Exhibition Manager Jonas Hällström.
- To see Jonas’s presentation follow this link.
Saturday was the second day and was conducted as presentations on four different topics. Four Fellows and Members, Tomas Bjäringer RDP HonFRPSL, Mats Ingers, Staffan Ferdén and Richard Bodin FRPSL, gave very interesting and exciting presentations. To share their content and knowledge we have made them available from here:
- Tomas Bjäringer, The Founding of the ”Philatelic Society, London” and the Progress of the Swedish Relations with The Royal Philatelic Society London.
- Mats Ingers, “The Järnum Find” (Järnumfyndet) – Until now an unknown treasure in Swedish Philately which will be on display at STOCKHOLMIA 2019. His presentation was also followed by a handout.
- Staffan Ferdén, His ongoing research project on Swedish Mail 1872 to 1940 which will be released as a book at STOCKHOLMIA 2019.
- Richard Bodin, An introduction to a new exhibit on Swedish Maritime Warships and Military Seamen at Foreign Destinations which will be displayed for the first time at STOCKHOLMIA 2019.
1 December 2016
Invitation to the STOCKHOLMIA Reception Taking place on 25 May at FINLANDIA 2017
Fellows, Members and our Guests of The Royal Philatelic Society London are hereby invited to the STOCKHOLMIA Reception taking place in conjunction with FINLANDIA 2017.
The reception will be the official Society Reception at FINLANDIA 2017, and will be conducted as the “STOCKHOLMIA Reception”. The main event will be a presentation of STOCKHOLMIA 2019 – The International Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Royal Philatelic Society London, followed by the launch of Bulletin 1 inviting Fellows and Members of the Society to exhibit at STOCKHOLMIA 2019.
More information on how to book your ticket to the reception is to be found in the attached invitation.
19 November 2016
Jan-Olof Ljungh Undertakes the Role as STOCKHOLMIA MEDAL PATRON
Jan-Olof Ljungh (left) receiving one of his many Large Gold medals, here at AUSTRALIA 2013 from the secretary of the jury José Ramón Moreno (right).
We are very happy herewith to announce that one of the current Senior Philatelic Exhibitors in Sweden, Jan-Olof Ljungh, generously has made a significant financial contribution to the exhibition, to be used for the design and the manufacturing of the exhibition medal. With Jan-Olof’s commitment, the exhibition management has unanimously agreed to name Jan-Olof Ljungh as STOCKHOLMIA MEDAL PATRON.
Jan-Olof Ljungh is internationally known as a great collector of the early issues and postal history from the German Empire respectively from N.D.P, (he has four different exhibits on these areas qualified on FIP level). In addition Jan-Olof is a very qualified international exhibition champion and exhibitor.
Addressing the philatelic exhibitors who will be invited to exhibit at STOCKHOLMIA 2019, the Exhibition Medal will be one of the most important physical signs recognizing the exhibition before and after the show. Fellows and Members of The Royal Philatelic Society London will be invited to exhibit in conjunction with the release of Bulletin 1 which will be published in May 2017.
31 October 2016
Stanley Gibbons, SPINK and Christoph Gärtner Signed up as Premium Stand Holders
Level 4, the exhibition’s main floor, has a large square in the middle where our three Premium Stands are located (36m2 each). We are very happy to herewith announce that three of the international ”giants” in the philatelic business have signed up for the three Premium Stands:
28 October 2016
The Mega Stand of our Philatelic Partner, The Global Philatelic Network, will be at Prime Location on Level 5
Having sold all Trade Stands we have been able to finalise the exhibition layout addressing the Trade Stands on level 4 and level 5. The balcony on level 5 is regarded as the Prime Location of the exhibition. The main activities on the balcony will be the ”Court of Honor” and the representation from our Philatelic Partner, Heinrich Köhler, Corinphila and their Partners in the Global Philatelic Network (GPN).
The Global Philatelic Network will have a Mega Stand at the balcony (see floor plan) and it will be about 80m2 size big, containing a comprehensive activity program during the whole exhibition. All the companies representing the group will be there: Heinrich Köhler in Germany, Corinphila Auktionen in Swizterland, Corinphila Veilingen in The Netherlands, H.R. Harmer in United States of America and John Bull in Hong Kong.
The main activity for the Global Philatelic Network will be the Rarity Auction being conducted on Saturday 1 June 2019. More information about the auction is to be found on the following Link.
23 October 2016
All Trade Stands Sold Out
The offering of Trade Strands was launched at STAMPEX in London on 16 September. We had 45 Stands to offer, 38 on level 4 and 7 on level 5, including the three Premium Stands (1a-d to 3a-d) on level 4. Basically saying - all Stands were blocked after 72 hours. The interest from dealers and auction houses has been extensive and we now have a que with dealers and auction houses who wish to participate but not could be offered a stand due to the limited number available. All in all we have stand reservations from 43 philatelic companies (dealers and auction houses) including the companies representing our Philatelic Partner for STOCKHOLMIA 2019, i.e. Heinrich Köhler and Corinphila with their partners in the Global Philatelic Network.
6 October 2016
Meetagain signed as Congress Organising Partner for STOCKHOLMIA 2019
A newly signed joint venture agreement puts congress organiser Meetagain in charge of destination packages, accommodation and other local arrangements for the 10,000 visitors and stakeholders expected to visit Stockholm during the exhibition week.
In addition to the above, the partnership’s scope of activities and responsibilities will be further broadened, according along our roadmap. Meetagain will be one of the key stakeholders before and during the exhibition week in 2019.
Martina Käck (left) and Caroline Knies (right) from Meetagain are taking on the role as PCO (Professional Congress Organiser) and join the STOCKHOLMIA 2019 Team.
With 25 years’ experience from the meetings industry, Meetagain has in-depth local knowledge, long and solid relations with suppliers and partners, and an extensive international network. Meetagain organises around 150 conferences annually, ranging from small group meetings to large, week-long conferences with over 17,000 international attendees. Regardless of size, the client’s needs are always first and foremost. “Close, transparent collaborations and honest relationships are at the heart of what we do. Our clients – and their guests – have to feel that they are our top priority, from start to finish,” says Caroline Knies from Meetagain.
Meetagain’s destination packages and other local arrangements for STOCKHOLMIA 2019 will be presented in Bulletin 1, launched in May 2017. Read more about Meetagain at www.meetagain.se.
2 October 2016
Portrait of Ramon Radnoci as being our Webmaster
What is your role as being the Stockholmia Webmaster?
- As the webmaster, I am responsible to design and develop the website for Stockholmia 2019 and further to create a usable and informative way to publish all information about the exhibition to our readers and followers worldwide.
How did it all start?
- I was actually out for a walk when Exhibition Manager Jonas Hällström called and told me about an interesting upcoming project. We talked for a while and I felt like wow, what an opportunity to be part of this. Of course I wanted design and develop the website for such an event like Stockholmia 2019 … and here we are.
What thoughts did you have from the very beginning on how to develop the website?
- Initially I focused on emphasizing the graphic design for the exhibition and integrate it as a natural part of the website. The first version of the website was a so called single-page website. But I soon realized that Stockholmia 2019 will be kind of an information heavy platform and hence it was not optimal. So, I restructured it and tried a couple of alternatives before I ended up with the website as presented herewith. Another important aspect was to develop a website that works well on mobile devices.
Further to web design, what is your background?
- I have been interested in computers ever since I was a child and my parents bought my first Commodore 64 in the early 90's. I was often there in front of the black and white old Samsung TV playing games. It continued with a 486 PC running Windows 3.11 a couple of years later. My interest evolved further so later I studied at a private high school directed to IT-studies and programming, followed by University studies in Computer Science. Ever since then I have been working mostly as a software developer at both small and large companies.
Tell us more about your company…
- Radnoci Software Solutions is a software development company that I run privately. In parallell I also work as a software developer as employeed. My customers are generally small companies that want a cost-effective and polite software development partner. App development for mobile devices is my primary domain, but I also develop apps for computers as well as websites and various other IT-consultancy.
If everything goes the way you want, what will we expect to see on the website looking ahead?
- The website will hopefully not change so much technically from now on. But of course the amount of information about the exhibition and the world of stamps will increase over time.
What do you like your own design of the STOCKHOLMIA website?
- I am really satisfied with it and hope that our reades and followers also like it!
18 September 2016
Thomas Larsson becomes Social Media Editor
Reaching out to our primary and secondary target groups will be very important. One of the tools to reach out will be Social Medias and we have now appointed Thomas Larsson as our Social Media Editor.
Thomas runs the philatelic company Samlartorget.se in Sweden, which is a very active company on Social Medias. As of now he takes on the role as Social Media Editor for STOCKHOLMIA 2019.
We are now very happy to welcome you to follow us on Facebook and Instagram and to be able to interact and share happenings in the joyful count down for the Exhibition to take place.The official hashtag is #Stockholmia2019, to get to the sites please click the links.
14 September 2016
Trade Stand Offer
Click on the images above to open the documents.
The Trade Stand Offer comprises 45 stands including the three Premium Stands. Request for a Trade Stand should be addressed to Exhibition Manager Jonas Hällström email@example.com. Trade Stand Reservations will be executed as a "first to come first to serve basis".
10 September 2016
STOCKHOLMIA 2019 Vernissage and Show Hours Announced
On Wednesday next week, the Trade Stand Offer Campaign will start off and will be launched here on the website. Along the way designing the Trade Offer, the show hours has been set. In addition to the five public days (Wednesday 29 May to Sunday 2 June 2019) a STOCKHOLMIA Vernissage will be conducted on Tuesday 28 May 2019 from 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.. The Vernissage will exclusively address the philatelic exhibitors, dealers and invited guests.
|Tuesday||28 May 2019||3.00-7.00 p.m. Vernissage exclusively for Philatelic
Exhibitors, Dealers and Invited Guests
|Wednesday||29 May 2019||10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Open for the public|
|Thursday||30 May 2019||10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Open for the public|
|Friday||31 May 2019||10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Open for the public|
|Saturday||1 June 2019||10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Open for the public|
|Sunday||2 June 2019||10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. Open for the public|
6 September 2016
Floor Plan and Exhibition Layout Prepared
Click on the images above to open the attached folder and floor plan.
"Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre", our exhibition venue, is Sweden’s newest and most versatile building for large-scale meetings and events. The accessibility between all levels in the building is extremely good, with stairs, escalators and elevators. This makes the movability between levels very convenient and comfortable for all visitors and stakeholders. A more comprehensive presentation of the venue is available in the attached folder.
The exhibition management is now ready to present the floor plan comprising the layout of the exhibition.
|Level 6-7||Auditorium (1,500 seats)|
STOCKHOLMIA CLUB Lounge
Court of Honor
Global Philatelic Network
8 Trade Stands
37 Trade Stands
1,000 Exhibition frames
1,000 Exhibition frames
1 September 2016
Portrait of Maria Gadh, STOCKHOLMIA 2019 Art Director
The STOCKHOLMIA 2019 graphic design addressing ”The International Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of The Royal Philatelic Society London” is implemented. At the activities performed in conjunction with the international launch in New York on 30 May, the graphic design was well received with complimentary positive feedback from our international audience. Plenty of positive comments have been received from philatelists and non-philatelists since then. We have herewith the pleasure to give a portrait of our Graphic Designer, Maria Gadh, who is the Art Director.
Maria, how did it come that you work for STOCKHOLMIA 2019?
- By an amazing coincidence I found myself in a meeting with Exhibition Manager Jonas Hällstrom. After listening to the exciting tale of the postage stamp's history and the upcoming exhibition, I was on board for the ride.
What is your graphic design background?
- I have studied at YRGO among other schools and now I'm taking a course at Berghs. Today I freelance as a graphic designer and illustrator with various clients.
Do you have any previous connections with philately and the hobby?
- I have a fleeting memory of a folder with stamps in my younger days, but it's not until now that I begin to understand the delight and extent of this hobby.
Maria, your first performance for STOCKHOLMIA was its logotype – tell us about the logotype?
- I knew I wanted to have the stamp included, somehow. And I wanted to make it look grand, after all it's a century and a half since the first philatelic society started, but keeping it with a modern touch. The corner of a stamp was the perfekt choise, it was a crown. The crown as a link to the Swedish Coat-of-Arms - Three Crowns, but also a tribute to The Royal Philatelic Society London. The stamp is there, you just have to look a bit closer.
Further to the seven illustrations addressing the event, what are your thoughts?
- I wanted to create an interesting scene of the exhibition and of the City of Stockholm, without giving too much away. I want to give the visitor the opportunity of a sneak peek of the event so that they can explore on there own when the time comes. The structure of the scenes are simple and to the point and the colours reminisce and honours the Swedish flag.
We are very happy to have Maria as member of the Management Team, and she will be important for the development and progress of our marketing along the way up to showtime.
21 August 2016
Christer Brunström takes on the job as Press Information Officer
The organizing committee is very happy to welcome Christer Brunström onboard to his position as Press Information Officer.
Christer is currently one of the most experienced Sweden-based philatelic journalists and his writings cover all philatelic areas which proves his extensive philatelic knowledge.
Christer is a regular contributor to Swedish and international magazines like SFF Filatelisten (Sweden), Norsk Filatelistisk Tidskrift (Norway), Linn's (USA), Gibbons Stamp Monthly and Stamp & Coin Mart (UK), Stamp News Australasia (Australia) and many others.
In his role as Press Information Officer Christer will be responsible for the compilation and distribution of information about STOCKHOLMIA 2019 in the form of regular updates.
12 August 2016
National Philatelic Partnership agreed with the Swedish Philatelic Federation
STOCKHOLMIA 2019 and SFF Sveriges Filatelist-Förbund (“The Swedish Philatelic Federation”) has signed an agreement assigning SFF as National Philatelic Partner. The scope of the partnership is to address the philatelic market and philatelists nationally within Sweden.
STOCKHOLMIA 2019 will create a huge interest for philately and stamp collecting in Sweden the next years’ to come, having SFF as national philatelic partner is essential for the conductance of the exhibition.
SFF has appointed Christer Karlsson as Project Manager for the project to be set up by SFF launched as soon as possible, and so Christer will also be assigned to the exhibition management of STOCKHOLMIA 2019. SFF’s main project addressing STOCKHOLMIA 2019 will be further presented on SFF’s website www.sff.nu.
4 August 2016
Ari Muhonen appointed Philatelic Program Manager
We are very happy to welcome Ari Muhonen (Finland) to the exhibition management as Philatelic Program Manager. STOCKHOLMIA 2019 will be planned as a destination event and the venue STOCKHOLM WATERFRONT CONGRESS CENTRE offers a huge variety of space for an extensive philatelic program.
The philatelic program to be offered will be one of the corner stones for making STOCKHOLMIA 2019 as an attractive destination point for philatelists from all over the world.
Ari Muhonen is professionally working at the University of Jyväskylä; He is the former President of the Finnish Philatelic Federation and currently is the chairman of the Finnish Philatelic Commission of the Federation; He is the current delegate to the FIP Literature Commission; He is the webmaster of FEPA. Ari is also one of the leading scholars of Finnish postal history.
We are very happy to welcome Ari Muhonen to the exhibition management!
3 July 2016
Alex Haimann FRPSL becomes ”STOCKHOLMIA 2019 AMBASSADOR”
Forming the organisation to extensively market STOCKHOLMIA 2019 as ”The International Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of The Royal Philatelic Society London” we are happy to announce that Alex Haimann, residing in the United States, will be part of our marketing team as STOCKHOLMIA 2019 AMBASSADOR.
For over 20 years, Alex has dedicated himself to a wide variety of activities and leadership roles in organized philately across local, national and international levels.
Alex currently serves the U.S. National Federation (American Philatelic Society) as Chair of the Board of Vice Presidents. He also serves the Royal Philatelic Society London as a Representative at-Large in the United States. In support of the World Stamp Show - NY 2016 International Exhibition, Alex led the Liberty Club and Patron activities along with service as a member of the Organizing Committee.
If you are questioning for even a moment your attendance at STOCKHOLMIA 2019, contact Alex at firstname.lastname@example.org - This will be a philatelic celebration unlike any other before it....join us at STOCKHOLMIA 2019, celebrate and be a part of philatelic history!
3 July 2016
Selection of advertisments prepared
Further to our Graphic Profile we have prepared advertisements to be used where ever there is a space available for us. We have prepared a selection of advertisments:
- 2 different Double-Page versions
- 6 different Full-Page versions
- 4 different Half-Page versions
The different versions as printable pdf-files are found Stockholmia 2019 Advertisements.
5 June 2016
Kjell Nilson taking on as STOCKHOLMIA CLUB
and Social Program Manager
With the ”Invitation to Become Patron” launched the other day follows the introduction of STOCKHOLMIA CLUB. The aim of STOCKHOLMIA 2019 is to develop and improve the existing standards for philatelic events worldwide, so it in the future may be recognised as a new milestone for organised philately. STOCKHOLMIA CLUB will be closely connected with responsibilities addressing social activities for our Partners, Sponsors and Supporters.
As organisers we aim to offer an extensive variety of social activities and so we are very happy to welcome Kjell Nilson as STOCKHOLMIA CLUB and Social Program Manager. Kjell is a very good philatelist and an experienced philatelic organiser. He was Exhibition Manager for NORDIA 2005 in Gothenburg, which became a great success and until now still is the most extensive NORDIA exhibition ever held.
5 June 2016
PRE-STOCKHOLMIA PHILATELIC SUMMIT to be organised
7-9 APRIL 2017
Welcome to the PRE-STOCKHOLMIA PHILATELIC SUMMIT to organized by Corinphila, Köhler and their Partners in the Global Philatelic Network from 7 to 9 April 2017. The Summit will be chaired by Jonas Hällström and to be held at the STOCKHOLM WATERFRONT CONGRESS CENTRE. The seminars address collectors, exhibitors. Experienced judges, apprentice judges and philatelic judges and will discuss the choice of philatelic material with special attention on philatelic importance. The invitation is now online (link to invitation) and the deadline for applications (link to application) is 31 December 2016 (or when the Summit is fully booked).
31 May 2016
Invitation to Become a Patron
We would like to make it easy for all Fellows and Members around the world to participate. It is Your support that will help make this exhibition possible. Every contribution is valuable. We have a variety of options to enable you to support and become part of this significant event. You are invited to consider becoming a PATRON.
30 May 2016
STOCKHOLMIA 2019 Internationally Launched in New York
At a presentation taking place in New York at the Javits Center, coinciding with the World Stamp Show NY 2016, STOCKHOLMIA 2019 was internationally launched for the first time. A full room with attendees (100+) showed up to listen to the concepts and plans for the exhibition. Frank Walton, the current President of the Royal Philatelic Society London, gave the background and introduced Exhibition Manager Jonas Hällström to present the partners, concepts and targets for the exhibition. Karl Louis from the Global Philatelic Network gave statements on their commitments as Philatelic Partners. The presentation conducted in New York can be viewed from this link.
30 May 2016
H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
Patron of STOCKHOLMIA 2019
At the international launch of STOCKHOLMIA 2019, taking place in New York today on 30 May in conjunction with 'World Stamp Show NY 2016', it was announced that H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden has graciously agreed be the Patron of STOCKHOLMIA 2019 when it takes place in Stockholm from 29 May to 2 June 2019. The second press release was distributed.
30 May 2016
The First Exhibition Flyer Introduced
The first exhibition flyer has been introduced giving statements on the scope for STOCKHOLMIA 2019.
5-6 March 2016
The First Management Team (MT) Meeting Conducted
The first Management Team (MT) meeting was conducted at STOCKHOLM WATERFRONT in Stockholm. STOCKHOLMIA 2019 MT currently comprise 11 stakeholders with commitments for the execution of the exhibition.
5 March 2016
Agreement with AIJP Signed in Stockholm
STOCKHOLMIA 2019 signed an agreement in Stockholm with the Association Internationale des Journalistes Philatéliques AIJP for official AIJP Patronage. Wolfgang Maassen (left) is President of AIJP and Jonas Hällström (right) is Exhibition Manager of STOCKHOLMIA 2019.
18 February 2016
Press Information in London
At a press conference starting at 4.00pm at 41, Devonshire Place in London, the home for RPSL, Exhibition Manager Jonas Hällström gave a press information to more than 100+ Fellows and Members of the Society about STOCKHOLMIA 2019 – The International Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Royal Philatelic Society London. In addition, Dieter Michelson from the Global Philatelic Network announced their Philatelic Partnership for the exhibition. The first press release was distributed.
28-30 January 2016
Regional Meeting in Sweden at Högberga Gård
The Swedish Fellows and Members of the Royal Philatelic Society conducted a regional meeting in Sweden at Högberga Gård, outside Stockholm. Exhibition Manager Jonas Hällström introduced the concepts for the exhibition and invited all Swedish members to commit themselves to work with the exhibition.
27 January 2016
Logotype Introduced and Presented
STOCKHOLMIA 2019 logotype is introduced and presented for the Council of the Royal Philatelic Society in London. Exhibition Manager Jonas Hällström gave a comprehensive presentation addressing the Council about the concepts and proceedings for the exhibition.
21 December 2015
Venue and Official Hotel Contract Signed
4 December 2015
Philatelic Partnership Agreement Signed
STOCKHOLMIA 2019 Philatelic Partnership agreement was signed with Corinphila, Heinrich Köhler and their Partners in the Global Philatelic Network. The agreement was signed in conjunction with MonacoPhil in Monte Carlo. Jan Berg FRPSL (middle) Commissioner General with Karl Louis FRPSL (left) and Dieter Michelson FRPSL (right).
1 November 2015
The Project Directive Signed
The Project Directive for STOCKHOLMIA 2019 was signed with the Royal Philatelic Society London. The Project Directive is the agreement between the Society and the exhibition management.
24 September 2015
Invitation Letter Signed
Eva-Louise Erlandsson Slorach as being the President of the Stockholm City Council signs the invitation letter to the Royal Philatelic Society London to organise STOCKHOLMIA 2019 in Stockholm.
1 September 2015
Philatelic Head Patron Commited
Count Gustaf Douglas FRPSL agreed to take on the commitment as Philatelic Head Patron of STOCKHOLMIA 2019.
17 July 2015
First Meeting with STOCKHOLM WATERFRONT CONGRESS CENTRE
Jonas Hällström conducted the first meeting at STOCKHOLM WATERFRONT CONGRESS CENTRE discussing the pre-conditions to organise STOCKHOLMIA 2019.