"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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In addition to a wide range of dealers and postal administrations, Hall 7 will also offer many services for collectors, such as advice from experts and tips on setting up collections. Autograph sessions with stamp designers and sportsmen are also planned.

The Consilium Philatelicum of the BDPh organises a "Forum for Collectors", which conveys knowledge every day at hourly intervals with lectures and introductions to various areas of collecting.

Three special salons await visitors in Hall 7: "75 Years of the Association of German Philatelists" (BDPh), "150 Years of the Reichspost" and "75 Years of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia".

In addition, several special auctions will take place on the IBRA days with a select range of products.

The highlight for exhibitors will be the IBRA Festival Evening, which will take place on Saturday, 27 May 2023.

Olympic champion Ulrike Nasse-Meyfarth during the autograph session at IBRA 2009 (Photo: Rainer Schimm/Messe Essen).