Reform the FIP

 

Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914)

So, what’s the problem?

Estimates for collectors vary between 60 and 100 million worldwide, it’s difficult to estimate since most collectors don’t belong to philatelic organisations.

Perhaps 1% of these are philatelists, and exhibiting and displaying at club, regional and national levels is much healthier than the international scene.

The number of collectors who know about the FIP is vanishingly small

The number of collectors who care about the FIP is equally small. Try Googling for FIP

Of those who know about the FIP, a majority probably don’t trust its Board

Of those who know about the FIP, a minority think it should be abolished

There are fewer than 2500 exhibits in the world qualified for FIP exhibitions. This is probably an overestimate.

So, what should we do?