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An association of philatelists interested in all philatelic manifestations
of the Europa ideal of political, economic, and social integration of Europe

An affiliate of the American Philatelic Society and the American Topical Association

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Newsletter #434 Jul-Aug 2016 is here! See it first right here! Look for the complete issue in the Members Section.
Click on the image below to preview the first page.


Click one of the links below to sample back issues of the Europa News:
EN#421    EN#422

Useful Links:

Europa Organizations
Click on the logo to activate link:

(successor to the CEPT for issuing Europa stamps)

Europa The main portal to the European Union website

CE The Council of Europe

Parliament The European Parliament

Consilium Consilium: Council of the EU

UPU Universal Postal Union

NC The Nordic Council

OSCE Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

NATO The NATO portal

Europalia Europalia International Arts Festival

JOY Joy of Europe annual children's celebration

The Glossary section in the members area has many more useful links.

Europa Dealers

The following dealers have been cited by ESU members as a good resource.
Names preceded by a * are also ESU members

* Richard Dick (ESU member #10 and still going strong)

* Glenn Roehrig (BidStart id "glennr"; also see Glenn on delcampe as "glennr3", and eBay as "glennr2"

* Alain Thibert (eBay id "poledi")

Other Links

Europa-Stamps - the definitive weblog
Euro-Phila - a Europa blog from the Czech Republic  
Top of the World The Nordic Countries postal site
SEPAC stamps Small European Postal Administrations Cooperation
Images of Europa stamps
Flags of the EU et al.

APS Affiliate MemberAPS  American Philatelic Society
ATA Affiliate MemberATA  American Topical Association

 JSIS  Joint Stamp Issues Society
 Old World Archaeological Society
 United Nations Philatelists - the title says it all

 Stamp News Online
  Mekeels & Stamps Magazines, and US Stamps *new*
StampOnTheWeb  A Portal of Philately containing numerous links
 Virtual Stamp Club a treasure trove of information

FSU - stamps of the former Soviet Union
Philatelic Translator - comprehensive dictionary of philatelic terms (in multiple languages)

Articles of Interest

The EUROPA topic - not just the annual issues

One Way to Organize a Europa Collection - a suggested approach to grouping Europa and Europa-related material

Europa-related Cinderella Issues - what is a 'cinderella' anyway? What are the Europa ones?

Beginning Exhibitors Brochure - How to organize a stamp exhibit

    What is Europa / CEPT?    
EUROPA stamps are special stamps issued by European postal administrations / enterprises under the aegis of PostEurop which have Europe as their central theme. EUROPA stamps should underline cooperation in the domain of posts, particularly as regards the promotion of philately. They also contribute to making the public aware of the common roots, culture and history of Europe and its common goals. As such, EUROPA stamp issues are among the most collected and most popular stamps in the world.   ...from the Post Europ web site.
What is the Europa Study Unit?
A stamp club for all who are interested in the philatelic manifestations of the Europa ideal of political, economic, and social integration of Europe. Europa collectors may limit themselves to just the annual 'themed' issues for Europa, but an expanded collection will also include forerunners (such as advocates of unity, previous attempts at unity, sporting events, etc.) and current issues that commemorate organizations and events that relate to the unification of Europe.

We are an affiliate of the American Philatelic Society (APS) and the American Topical Association (ATA). You do not need to join either organization to become a member of the ESU.

How Can I Become Part of This Group?
The following services are available to Europa Study Unit members:
  • Bi-monthly color newsletter (EUROPA NEWS) filled with new issue information, articles, member Q&A, and much more
  • Three auctions of "Europa" material per year, plus occasional "mini-auctions"
  • Access to the ESU's Europa Handbook, THE reference list for Europa material. Available in hardcopy and CD-ROM.
  • Access to ESU Monographs - in-depth treatises on particular Europa-related topics.
  • Free buy or sell advertisements in the EUROPA NEWS
  • Question and answer facility, via EUROPA NEWS and this website
  • Annual supplement to the Europa Handbook, listing the past year's common design/theme issues
  • Full access to the Members portion of the web site, with back issues of EUROPA NEWS, Auctions, Checklists, and more.

Richard Dick -- ESU member #10 -- still going strong at 97!
Our prayers are with you on the loss of your beloved wife, Sarah.

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