Covid-19

The New Normal

 

Covid-19 regulations are relaxed, but Covid has not been. It is merely binding its time, waiting for us to let our guard down

 

PFSA urges you to keep practicing protective measures such as wearing a mask, physical distancing, covering coughs and sneezes and frequent handwashing

 

For more info please visit:

SA: https://sacoronavirus.co.za/        Helpline: 0800 029 999

https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus

South African Exhibitions

International

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YOUR CHANCE TO VISIT CAPE TOWN!

 

 9 to 13 November 2021

 

“Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Cape Town 2021 International Exhibition scheduled to be held from the 9-13 November 2021 has been postponed. The new dates will be advised as soon as they have been finalised.” – Organising Committee of the Cape Town 2021 International Exhibition.

 

For more information please visit: capetown2021.org

National

The South African National Philatelic Exhibition, VRIJSTAAT 2021, will take place under the auspices of the Philatelic Federation of South Africa on 22 – 25 July 2021 at Kopano Nokeng Conference Center in BLOEMFONTEIN

 

Proudly hosted by the Philatelic Society of the Orange Free State

The Exhibition will be a 200 frame exhibition and final entries close on 1 May 2021

 

Exhibits will be judged on 22 July 2021 by a panel of National judges

 

Prospectus

 

Entry form

 

For more information, please contact Joof van der Merwe at jnc1@vodamail.co.za.

National

The South African Virtual Philatelic Exhibition, a one-frame exhibition, will take place under the auspices of the Philatelic Federation of South Africa on 22 – 25 July 2021 at Kopano Nokeng Conference Center in BLOEMFONTEIN

 

Proudly hosted by the Philatelic Society of the Orange Free State

Entries close on 16 May 2021 and will be virtually judged by National and International judges worldwide

 

Exhibits will be published on this website by 25 June 2021 with results on 22 July 2021

 

Prospectus

 

Entry form

 

For more information, please contact Joof van der Merwe at jnc1@vodamail.co.za.

National

The Junior National Stamp Show (JUNASS), shall be competitive and open to all junior members of clubs affiliated to the Youth Activities Committee of the Philatelic Federation of South Africa (PFSA).

The exhibition will take place under the auspices of the Philatelic Federation of South Africa on 22 – 25 July 2021 at Kopano Nokeng Conference Center in BLOEMFONTEIN

 

Proudly hosted by the Philatelic Society of the Orange Free State

The exhibition will be part of VRIJSTAAT 2021, entries close on 1 May 2021 and will be judged by National judges on 22 July 2021

 

Exhibits will be published on this website by 25 June 2021 with results on 22 July 2021

 

Prospectus

 

Entry form

 

For more information, please contact Joof van der Merwe at jnc1@vodamail.co.za.

STAMP FAIRS

CAPE STAMP FAIR

 

Usually first Saturday, every month. Bellville Valley DRC Hall, c/o Postma & St Andrews Streets, Bellville

 

Open: 09:00 – 12:30

 

Organisers:

Ken Joseph of Philatelic Friends (072 5971287) ken@philatelicfriends.com

Robert Harm (082 925-7103) robertharm9@gmail.com

PRETORIA STAMP FAIR

 

First Saturday, every month. Greek Orthodox Church Hall, corner Roper St and Lynwood Rd, Brooklyn

 

Open: 09:00 with Auction at 11:00

 

Contact: Paul van Zeyl   paulvz@mweb.co.za

KYALAMI STAMP FAIR

 

Second Saturday every month. Kyalami Country Club, 433 Maple Rd, Kyalami AH, Midrand

 

Open: 09:00 with Auction at 11:00

 

Contact: Clinton Goslin   atlasauctioneers@lantic.net

Kenny Napier

kenny.napier@mweb.co.za

QSA, KYALAMI

 

Third Saturday, every month. Kyalami Country Club, 433 Maple Rd, Kyalami AH, Midrand.

 

Open: 09:00 with Auction at 11:00

 

Contact: Paul van Zeyl   paulvz@m

EAST RAND STAMP FAIR

 

Fourth Saturday, every month. Edenvale Bowling Club, 6th Avenue, Edenvale

 

Open: 09:00 with Auction at 11:00

 

Contact: Kenny Napier   kenny.napier@mweb.co.za

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CONGRESS 2021

 

Although COVID wreaked havoc in public, private, corporate, and social environments with most philately event been cancelled, the Philatelic Federation of South Africa (PFSA) Executive decided that at least the annual Congress should be held

 

The 82nd Congress was convened at the Country Club Johannesburg on 3 December 2020

 

 

Members attending Congress

Back Row L-R: Diederik Viljoen, Bellville Philatelic Society. Albert de Jong, Afrikaanse Filateliese Vereeniging. Kenny Napier, SAPDA. Ben Jansen, Postmark & Postal History Society. Herwig Kussing, PE PS. Joof van der Merwe, OFS PS. Ian Matheson, Awards Custodian. Herbie Schaffler President Wits PS. Howard Green, Chairman of the Awards Sub-Committee and Treasurer of Foundation. Herman van Niekerk, Afrikaanse Filatelievereniging van Pretoria. Jim Findlay, President of Foundation. Middle Row L-R: Terry Lydall, Philatelic Society of Johannesburg, Dineo Poo, SAPO. Chris Carey and Beate Carey, Sandton Philatelic Society. Robin Messenger, The SA Philatelist. Peter Oppenheim, Wits PS. Clive Carr, PS of J. Leon Jacobsen, Sasolburg Filatelievereniging. Marnus Steyn, Afrikaanse Filateliese Vereeniging. Neil Cronjé, Chair Management Committee. Seated L-R: Mmama Phalatse, SA Post Office. Jill Redmond, Congress Secretary. Emil Minnaar, FIP / FIAP. Peter van der Molen, Hon. Life President. Patrick Flanagan, Rhodesian Study Circle. André du Plessis, Chief Ops. Officer.

Philatelists awarded with top PFSA awards

 

 

Roll of Honour of Distinguished Philatelist of South Africa (RDPSA):

Mr. Andre du Plessis (Pretoria Philatelic Society)

Mr. Chris Board (Transvaal Study Circle)

 

 

Manfred Weinstein Memorial Medallion: Dr. Jannie Hofmeyer

Research and publication of the Quantitative Colour Analyses of the U.S. 3-Cents 1861 Issues

 

 

Federation Plaque: Mrs. Moira Bleazard (Many years of outstanding service on the SA Philatelist Editorial Board)

Mr. Joof van der Merwe (Outstanding organizational work on SAVPEX 2019 and 2020)

 

 

Jack Hagger Trophy: Dr. H J G Kamffer

Best article on SA philately published in The SA Philatelist in the last two years

MANAGEMENT

 

President for 2021: Hugh Amoore (RDPSA)

Vice President: Jannie Hofmeyr

Chairman, Management Committee: Neil Cronje

Treasurer: Derek Roth

COO: Andre du Plessis (RDPSA)

Vice Presidents (Regions):

Region 1: Gauteng and North West: Andrew Fischer
Region 2: Eastern Gauteng: Colin Bousfield
Region 3: Pretoria, Mpumalanga & Limpopo: André du Plessis
Region 4: Free State/Northern Cape: Dr Leon (Jake) Jacobson
Region 5: KwaZulu-Natal: Vacant
Region 6: Western Cape: Diederik Viljoen
Region 7: Eastern Cape: Vernon Mitchell
Region 8: Outside Areas: Richard Stroud (RDPSA)

Chris Board, arrangements for signing the Roll of Honour of Distinguished Philatelist will be arranged in due time

André du Plessis signing the Roll of Honour of Distinguished Philatelist

Jannie Hofmeyr, receiver of the Manfred Weinstein Memorial Medallion

Joof van der Merwe receiving the Federation Plaque from Howard Green (RDPSA)

Gerhard Kamffer RDPSA receiver of the Jack Hagger Trophy

Pat Flanagan (RDPSA) delivering his opening address

RDPSA’s in attendance

Back Row L-R: Emil Minnaar, Dr Ian Matheson, Dr Neil Cronjé and Herwig Kussing.
Front Row L-R: Herbie Schaffler, Howard Green, Jill Redmond, Peter van der Molen,
Patrick Flanagan and Dr Jim Findlay.

Seen at congress

Herbie Schaffler, Peter Oppenheim, Ian Matheson

Howard Green, Jim Findlay, Robin Messenger

Leon Jacobsen, Diederik Viljoen, Chris and Beate Carey

Leon Jacobsen with Sasolburg PS certificate for article published in the SA Philatelist