Bahrain Philatelic Society
President Dr Khalid Behzad
Vice President Mr Jehad Aljowder
Secretary Mr Abdul Jalil Ahmed
Treasurer Mr Fouad Sherazi

Philatelic Federation of Japan
President Mr Yukihiro Shoda
Vice Presidents Mr Kazuyuki Inoue / Mr Yosuke Naito / Mr Fumio Yamazaki

Chinese Taipei Philatelic Federation
President Mr Chen Yu-An
Vice Presidents Mr Michael Ho Mu Yuan / Mr Michael Lin Mao Hsin / Mr Chang Chien-Pin / Mr Wu Chi-Li
Secretary General Mr Lin Chang-Long


Mr Boey Ken Khoon of Malaysia (1950-2016), passed away peacefully on 1 December 2016. Mr Boey served as the Honorary Secretary of Philatelic Society Malaysia from 2011 to 2015 and had been a long serving exco member. He was a man full of passion when it comes to philately and gourmet. His enthusiasm meeting up with the Philatelic Society Malaysia group had given him a great time in the past few years.


Mr Mak Kok Cheong of Malaysia (1947-2016), collapsed and passed away on 24 July 2016 during the Philatelic Society Malaysia’s monthly philatelic auction. He had been a long serving life-member of Philatelic Society Malaysia who had worked for past Presidents namely Tan Sri Sheikh Hussain, Mr V T Nathan and the current President Dato Anuar  Bashah. He served his position at the highest level and was an excellent organizer of events, not forgetting the World Youth Stamp Exhibition 2014 held in Kuala Lumpur. He earned worldwide recognition for his timeless efforts.

MYPEX 2016

Philatelic Society Malaysia with the sponsorship of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), Pos Malaysia and the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) organised a national level stamp exhibition, MYPEX 2016, from the 17th to the 19th of December 2016 at the Petaling Jaya Community Library.

MYPEX 2016 was organised for a gathering of young, new, experienced and would-be collectors to carry on the philatelic tradition. The theme for MYPEX 2016 was “Philately Enhances Knowledge” and this theme was engraved on the medals that were awarded to exhibitors and participants.

A total of 31 exhibits, totaling 104 frames, were showcased comprising exhibits from schools around the country, junior, senior and invited exhibitors as well as from jurors. Of the competitive exhibits judge, 1 Gold medal, 4 Large Vermeil medals and 3 Vermeil medals were awarded.

The stamp show was jointly opened by the President of Philatelic Society Malaysia, Dato’ Anuar Bashah and the widows of the late Mr. Mak Kok Cheong and Mr. Boey Ken Khoon. Around 10 stamp dealers, including Pos Malaysia and Philatelic Society Malaysia participated in MYPEX 2016.

Philatelic Society Malaysia plans to have a stamp fair at the national level every year.


“Friendship through philately” was the buzzword as philatelists from Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, including guests from Hong Kong descended on Quality Hotel Marlow, Balestier Road for the annual philatelic show. Once again, it was time to compare notes and to showcase the best in philately through a competition. This year, 5 gold and 3 large gold recipients were honoured at Palmares Night, a glitzy evening affair held at the York Hotel on 24 September. For the third time in this annual series that started in 2011, the Challenge Trophy was won by Thailand. Mr. Charnchai Karnasuta’s exhibits “Siam letter rates: from the beginning in 1883 to 1909 currency conversion”. Singapore contributed 50 frames out of a total of 185 frames, and according to the Jury report, they were very pleased with the high standard of the 51 exhibits at this show. 17 exhibitors participated in the one frame exhibits, including youth and schools, an encouraging sign that more are willing to take that important first step. The show ended with the passing of the flag to Thailand, the next host of the FourNation Stamp Exhibition


On 22 to 24 July 2016, the All Japan Stamp Exhibition 2016 was held in Tokyo, Sumida Industrial Hall 8F. 77 exhibits (250 frames) were displayed in total. Two special displays this year – (1) Olympic and Brazil Stamp Exhibition, associated with Rio 2016 Olympics and (2) Koban Stamp 140th Anniversary. Minister-Counselor Sarquis Jose Buainain Sarquis from the Embassy of Brazil in Tokyo was invited for the Opening Ceremony. Amond 74 competitive exhibits, four large golds and five golds were given.


The Tasmanian Philatelic Society hosted Australia’s 2016 national one-frame exhibition, Hobart Stampshow 2016, from 18-20 November 2016 at the Town Hall in Hobart. The Exhibition had 91 one-frame exhibits covering a wide range of philatelic and postcard topics. Sixteen of the exhibits were of postcards, showing the increasing popularity of this class in Australia.

The Jury was Malcolm Groom (Jury President), Ian McMahon (Secretary), David Figg, John Sinfield, Elspeth Bodley, Patrick Reid (UK) and Christine Earle (UK). The Exhibition venue, the Hobart Town Hall, was an attractive venue for the Exhibition which was well-attended and included ten dealers. Peter Allen was the Chairman of the Exhibition Committee which produced a well organised and friendly exhibition.

The Postal Stationery Society of Australia had a meeting at the Exhibition which included a research display of Tasmanian postal stationery by and a display of PTPO Tasmanian envelopes by Malcolm Groom. In addition there was a joint meeting of the Tasmanian Philatelic Society and the Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria in conjunction with the Exhibition.


Adelaide Stampex 2016 was a National Philatelic Exhibition held from 7 to 9 October 2016 at the Drill Hall, Torrens Parade Ground, King William Road, Adelaide. The Exhibition hosted two National Competitive Team Competitions – The Eighth Biennial Australasian Philatelic Challenge comprising teams of 6 persons (including two members who are either novice or Youth exhibitors), and The Third Biennial Picture Postcard Challenge comprising teams of 4 persons. All entries will be judged by the one Jury comprising members from all participating Australian States, the Australian Capital Territory and North & South Islands of New Zealand.

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