Major awards on offer at London 2022


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With over 600 competitive exhibits, London 2022, the international stamp exhibition taking place on 19 to 26 February at London’s Business Design Centre in Islington, will have something on display of interest to all collectors. With so many exhibits to enjoy, they will be divided between the two halves of the exhibition.

A full list of the exhibits, and when they will be on display, can be consulted at In addition, the entries in the Literature Class can be viewed in the Reading Room, open through the exhibition.

All the exhibits will be competing for a number of major awards. The Grand Prix National will be awarded to the best exhibit of a predominantly British subject. It is a cut-glass, silver-capped claret jug kindly donated by the Great Britain Philatelic Society.

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The March issue of Stamp Collector will include the official London 2022 exhibition catalogue, the perfect souvenir of this ‘once in a decade’ event. The guide will include details of each and every philatelic exhibit featured at the event, and much more.

Why not join Stamp Collector today and have this bumper issue delivered to your door? It’s the best way to guarantee your copy and it’s much cheaper than buying the issue in the shops!

The Grand Prix International is for the best exhibit, not of a predominantly British subject. The award, donated by the Royal Philatelic Society London, is a British Gold Sovereign, dated 2020, in a presentation box. The award for the best exhibit in the World Stamp Championship Class is a Moorcroft vase and has been donated by the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (FIP).

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A silver London 2022 medal will be awarded for the best exhibit in each class. Many of these have been sponsored, as follows:

  • Postal History (sponsored by the Society of Postal Historians)
  • Traditional Philately (Bill Barrell)
  • Thematic Philately (Christine Earle Memorial Award)
  • Philatelic Literature (Stuart Rossiter Trust)
  • Open Philately (Irish Philatelic Circle and Éire Philatelic Association)
  • Modern Philately (Deegam Publications)
  • Youth Philately (Stamp Active Network)

Sponsors are invited for the remaining classes: Aerophilately; Revenue; Postal Stationery; Picture Postcards. To sponsor one of these awards, please visit the exhibition website.

London 2022 will be open each day from 10am to 6pm (closing at 4pm on Saturday 26 February). Entry costs £10 on the first day, tickets now available by visiting; admission is free on all other days.