WORLD OF ASIAN PHILATELY
WELCOME TO FIAP
The Inter-Asian Philatelic Federation, abbreviated as F.I.A.P., is a nonprofit and non-political federation of philatelic federations in Asia and Australia.
It all started in the early 70s when a group of enthusiastic philatelist from Asian and Australasian having one common desire of forming one big philatelic family. A preliminary conference was thus held in Singapore on December 16, 1972 for two days, and a protem executive committee was born. Dr. Soichi Ichida (Japan) was elected as Chairman, M.S. Khorshid (Iran) as Vice-Chairman, Koh Seow Chuan (Singapore) as General Secretary, Dr. A R Kandiah (Malaysia) and S.Suryadarma (Indonesia) as Committee Members. John Gartner (Australia), Christopher D’ Almada (Hong Kong), Charles Stewart (Thailand) are the other founder of F.I.A.P.
Drafting of F.I.A.P. constitution, inviting membership applications and holding many meetings during the period 1972-1974 were main task of the founding members. F.I.A.P. was at last, officially registered in Singapore on September 14, 1974 with Indonesia, Iran, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand as the founding member countries.
FIAP is a young international philatelic organization, but she acts as a powerful lighthouse guiding the Asian members to the route to organized philately. Prior to the formation of FIAP in 1974, organized philately is practically unheard of in Asia, with the exception of Japan, India and Iran. It is through the never-ending efforts of our founding members that places Asia in a most respectable status in the world of philately today. Todate, FIAP has thirty three members.
At the 19th FIAP Congress held on 7 August 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand, the following FIAP Executive Committee for the term 2014-2017 was formed:
Welcome on board!
I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the following retired Executive Committee members for their unconditional contributions to FIAP during their term with FIAP, namely,
Michael Ho Committee member (1996-2005)/Secretary General (2006-2009)
The Executive Committee is delighted to bestow the FIAP Honorary Membership to Mr Michael Ho for his outstanding service to philately and to FIAP during his term since 1996. Congratulations, Mr Ho!
The 28th Asian International Stamp Exhibition (Sharjah 2012) was held from 20 - 25 November 2012 in Sharjah, U.A.E.
Commissioner Group (Sharjah 2012)
Jury Group (Sharjah 2012)
The last FIAP Exco Meeting was held on 7 August 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand.
FIAP Exco Meeting Bangkok
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