75 years since the founding of the Union of Philatelists of Serbia


Commemorative postage stamps

Year of issue: 2023

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Philately as a collecting activity in Serbia records its beginnings in the last century, only to experience its real momentum as an organized activity shortly after the end of the Second World War. Enthusiasts of postage stamps quickly realized that without a comprehensive organization, phila-tely cannot expect a more engaged attitude of society towards it, nor can it play a more significant role, which naturally belongs to it. Convinced of the necessity of a strong philatelic organization, a few pre-war philatelic enthusiasts founded the Union of Philatelists of Serbia on August 22, 1948. Union of the Philatelists of Serbia has had an engaged attitude towards issues of protection of philately and philatelists from the very beginning. Although over the past 75 years, the questions and challenges have changed forms, they have certainly retained their original meaning and have not lost their relevance until these days.

The mission of organized philately in Serbia is realized today through the national magazine Philatelist, of which 281 issues have been published so far; Council of attestors – body for the examination of postage stamps; organization of national philatelic exhibitions SERBIAPHILA and SOFIZ, as well as participation in international philatelic exhibitions. The editorial policy of the Philatelist magazine, interesting and exhaustively covered topics from the history of philately, but also the confirmed successes of Serbian exhibitors on the international philatelic scene is an unequivocal confirmation of the quality philatelic work of the Union of Philatelists of Serbia through organized philately.

Expert collaboration: Union of Philatelists of Serbia Artistic realization of the issue: MA Nadežda Skočajić, Academic Graphic Artist

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