Friday, April 09, 2010

The Guide for the Development of Philately

The Guide for the Development of Philately is produced by the World Association for the Development of Philately (WADP), the global philatelic organization represented by:

- The Universal Postal Union (UPU)
- The International Federation of Philately (FIP)
- The International Federation of Stamp Dealers' Associations (IFSDA)
- The International Association of Philatelic Journalists (AIJP)

The guide sets forth best practices for the philatelic industry, encompassing all aspects of the business. It is meant for:

- Stakeholders involved in philately
- Ministers and Government officials
- Postal Administrations and their Philatelic Directors
- Marketing and Communications Specialists
- Philatelic Federations and Societies
- The Philatelic Trade Agents as representatives

According to the Universal Postal Union website, "This book is a comprehensive tool that aims to promote the hobby of philately and increase the strength of the philatelic industry."

It goes on to say, "In its quest to promote the development of philately worldwide, the WADP conducts philatelic training activities tailored to the needs of UPU member countries. These training courses are based on the contents of The Guide for the Development of Philately.

To order, click here. Cost is 40 Swiss Francs.

In a related article that appeared in Qatar's Gulf Times, a three-day workshop on the development of philately in the Arab region was held last month with delegates from 20 member-countries of the Arab Postal Union attending.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM