The name says it all! The "Philately Centre", well known from all previous major fairs and many exhibitions, has always been the presence of the BDPh and the associations cooperating with it. Such a centre is, of course, also planned for next year's IBRA 2023. Thanks to a concept and first design drawings, planned details are already foreseeable.
The "Philately Centre" is located directly next to the spacious reading and literature area of IBRA 2023 behind the passage from Hall 8 (Hall of Trade) to Hall 7, and exactly between two shorter staircases leading to the trade fair restaurant. So everyone can take a short break before refreshing themselves there and see what the associations have to offer. And that's no small feat! For example, the exhibition catalogue as well as commemorative printed matter (postcards, envelopes, individual stamps, etc.) are available at the IBRA stand. At the front BDPh stand you can talk to the management of the association, of course you can also buy the "philatelie" as well as the BDPh book "75 Years BDPh" (2021) or other publications that are currently being prepared. The DPhJ will present the "Young Collector" and its website, the Bundesverband Deutscher Briefmarken-Versteigerer (Federal Association of German Stamp Auctioneers) its free extensive brochure (BDB-Journal) on the subject of "Auctions" with valuable tips for consignors and buyers, and the stand on the right will be an advisory stand of the BDPh, where representatives of the "Beratungsstelle Sammlerschutz und Fälschungserkennung" (Advisory Office for Collector Protection and Counterfeit Detection) will be ready with advice and assistance on matters of counterfeit detection and more..
There was something else, wasn't there? Yes, a first-ever and unique show of rarities in 10 showcases on the theme "From the first collectors, dealers, clubs, associations, exhibitions to the 'Bund Deutscher Philatelisten'", in which there will be a lot to see (e.g. a letter from the first proven German collector). On 90 exhibition sheets you can let rarities and rarities, but also highlights of German (association and club) philately of the last 150 and more years pass by. Look and enjoy - it's worth it!