The Royal Philatelic Society London (RPSL) will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2019. The exhibition will be a further milestone in the internationalisation of the society. The only official international exhibition, whether competitive or non-competitive, will be that held in Stockholm as part of the sesquicentennial anniversary of the RPSL as
STOCKHOLMIA 2019 – The International Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Royal Philatelic Society London.
The exhibition will address all (and only) RPSL members worldwide, comprise circa 2,000 frames (16-pages) and will cover both non-competitive exhibits for display and competitive classes.
Bulletin 1 was mailed to all Members of the London Philatelist together with the May issue. 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 from their exhibits.
Read Bulletin 1 by downloading the bulletin from here.
Bulletin 2 will be the official invitation addressing all visitors to STOCKHOLMIA 2019.
Bulletin 2 will be presented here from September 2018.
STOCKHOLMIA 2019 will be held under the patronage of the Association of British Philatelic Societies (ABPS). The invitation to exhibit and display is in operation since it was launched in Bulletin 1. The application time is open until 30 April 2018 link to application form.
The STOCKHOLMIA GRAND AWARD will be awarded to the best exhibit of the exhibition. The candidates will be those judged as Best in Classes, and the best exhibit will be selected via an open voting by the judges at the Palmares. The GRAND AWARD is donated by the STOCKHOLMIA Philatelic Partner, The Global Philatelic Network, and was first presented at MonacoPhil 2017 by Dieter Michelson (left) and Karl Louis (right).
At a reception conducted on the 1 December 2017 at MonacoPhil, the displays comprising STOCKHOLMIA COURT OF HONOR were presented.
In summary, COURT OF HONOR will comprise the following displays:
The STOCKHOLMIA LIBRARY will be a special department of the exhibition, located on level 3 at Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre. Currently the following “Library” activities are planned (further activities will be developed ahead to the exhibition).
The set of exhibition catalogues will comprise two different volumes à 300+ pages. One volume will be a “traditional” exhibition catalogue, while the second volume will be the “Library Catalogue”, the latter comprising:RPSL Publications
The expected release date and presentation of the two volumes is 11 April 2019 in London at the Society’s ”Past Presidents Display”, six weeks prior to the exhibition.
The final date for applications to exhibit, whether non-competitive or competitive, will be 30 April 2018. The list of exhibits will be presented here from September 2018.
The STOCKHOLMIA BANQUET will take place the fourth evening of the exhibition, on Saturday 1 June at 7.00 p.m.. The banquet is the official dinner of STOCKHOLMIA 2019, will cover the main awards ceremonies and will be open by ticket to all guest to STOCKHOLMIA 2019.
The STOCKHOLMIA BANQUET will take place at the Vasa Museum, for many years one of Stockholm’s most magnificent dinner venues, in the shadows of the grand ship Vasa.
A truly unique experience – leaving you with everlasting memories.
To have dinner inside the Ship Hall, next to the warship Vasa is something you don’t want to miss. It is the ultimate experience of Swedish History combined with the finest food and drinks. This will be a memorable evening filled with Swedish History and traditions – you will definitely leave the Vasa Museum with a long lasting smile!
The competitive classes will be judged by an international jury appointed by the Council of the Royal Philatelic Society London.
The jury will be presented here in due course.
|President of the Jury||Lars Engelbrecht RDP FRPSL|