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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.

NEWS

ABPS News Winter 2017 magazine is available on their website.

HPF Bulletin 145 for September 2017 is now available from Society representatives, or here.

The next meeting of the HPF Committee and Society Representatives is at Petersfield on Sunday 21st January 2018 at 2:00 pm.

Full details of National & International Exhibitions are available here. Latest ABPS News available here.

New ABPS National Rules and Guidelines for Federations (August 2016, PDF 450KB)

HAMPEX 2018 will be held on Saturday, 29th September 2018.

ABPS leaflets on how to exhibit and compete are now available to download from their website here.

News Updated: 27th November 2017.

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.

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!

For more information about the Federation's Junior activities contact our Junior Clubs Coordinator. For details about Philatelic Workshops and Competition entry contact our Competition Secretary.

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