"The crown jewel
of philately!"


The highlight of the Rarity cabinet at IBRA 2023 is the legendary "Bordeaux Letter" with the 1p and 2p stamps of the famous Mauritius POST OFFICE stamps. The valuable letter, provided by the lender via the company Richard Borek in Braunschweig, is today estimated at a market value of up to 6 million euros.

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At a glance


Messe Essen, Messehaus Ost, Halls 7 and 8

How to find us

By car

via the motorways A 52/A 3 and A 40/42

• Coming from Düsseldorf via the A 52 to exit Essen-Rüttenscheid
• Coming from Dortmund at the Essen-Süd junction take the A 52 towards Düsseldorf, exit Essen-Haarzopf
• From Duisburg motorway A 40 to exit Essen-Frohnhausen or Essen-Zentrum, then follow the signs "Messe/Gruga".

Public transport

Subway line U 11 from Essen main station to Messe East

Transfer Airport Düsseldorf

With the ICE in 22 minutes from the airport train station to Essen main station. From there, take the underground line U 11 to Messe East in five minutes. By taxi/car approx. 20 minutes via A 52, exit Essen-Rüttenscheid


Norbertstraße, 45131 Essen, Germany


The Organising Committee has agreed on a room contingent at the Hotel Bredeney at special rates: single room 92 Euro, double room 110 Euro, each including breakfast buffet. The rooms can be booked until 24 March 2023. Keyword: IBRA 2023


Hotel Bredeney
Theodor-Althoff-Str. 5
45133 Essen
Phone +49 (0)201/7 69 11 53
Fax +49 (0)201/7 69 11 40

For individual bookings please contact us:

Touristikzentrale Essen
Am Hauptbahnhof 2
45127 Essen
Phone +49 (0)201/8 87 23 33
+49 (0)201/8 87 20 44