SEPAC conference hosted by Åland Post

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The 2018 meeting of the Small European Postal Administrations Co-Operation (SEPAC) was hosted by Åland Post on 12 and 13 June in Silverskär in the Åland archipelago.

The SEPAC members were joined by Henrik Lundberg, CEO of Åland Post as well as a representative from security printer, Royal Joh.Enschedé.

Voted in this year as Chair for SEPAC, Melanie Gouzinis, Head of Philatelic at Jersey Post explained, “The annual conference provides a valued opportunity for the members of SEPAC to meet and discuss mutual challenges, methods and initiatives. Over the years, we have formed solid relationships that enable us to share information and experiences with each other, to ensure that our efforts in developing the philatelic industry and prolonging stamp collecting as a hobby are joined-up, with a common goal to provide beautiful stamps for collectors for years to come.”

Currently the thirteen countries represented by their Philatelic Bureau as part of SEPAC are:

Åland, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Vatican City, Malta, Monaco, Greenland and Iceland.

“Each year, the SEPAC members produce a collectable folder including one stamp, designated by the unique SEPAC logo, from each participating member on a specific theme,” continued Mrs Gouzinis. “Previous folders have featured scenery, animals, flowers, cultures, seasons and handcraft, with the idea being that collectors from all over the world have the opportunity to view stamps on the same subject from many parts of Europe. The theme for 2018 will be Spectacular views and the folder promises to be one of the most stunning yet.”

For more information, visit www.sepacstamps.eu and contact any of the participating members to view and order SEPAC folders.

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