10 July 2019
At the close of the China 2019 World Stamp Exhibition held in Wuhan, the flag of the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (FIP) was officially passed to London
At the close of the China 2019 World Stamp Exhibition held in Wuhan, the flag of the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (FIP) was officially passed to London, host for London 2020, international stamp exhibition, to be held from Saturday, 2 May to Saturday, 9 May next year.
The flag was received from Bernard Jimenex by Frank Walton, Chairman of London 2020.
The exhibition will be held at the Business Design Centre in Islington, the home of the Stampex event. More details can be found at www.london2020.co.
In an interview for Stamp Collector magazine, Chairman Frank Walton said:
'As well as the opportunity to find new material in dealers’ stock, there will be over 2,700 frames of high quality exhibits from 12 different competitive classes to study… The dealers’ bourse is a huge attraction for many collectors – including me of course! However, what we will get in London 2020 is a rare chance to attend a truly international event on our own doorstep. It is this international perspective that makes every FIP show stand out from other stamp fairs in the UK. So far over 60 countries have appointed commissioners for the exhibition, so it will be very well supported from every corner of the planet.'