"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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Youth actions

For the young visitors of IBRA 2023 there are three special areas:

"Children's mail" – Here you can playfully experience the "everyday life" of a postal worker at the counter.

The "Centre of the German Philatelic Youth" – Throwing away stamps, treasure hunts or designing collections: DPhJ activities promise fun and games!

"School and Philately" – This planned BDPh programme is aimed in particular at schools in Essen and the surrounding area.