Philatelic Events

Opening hours

28 May Tuesday 3.00-7.00 p.m.
Vernissage for Exhibitors, Dealers and Invited Guests
29 May Wednesday 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Open for the public
30 May Thursday 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Open for the public
31 May Friday 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Open for the public
1 June Saturday 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Open for the public
2 June Sunday 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.
Open for the public

The first draft of philatelic events and program will be presented in the Summer of 2018.

Social Events

STOCKHOLMIA CLUB DINNER at Winterviken on Wednesday 29 May at 7.00 p.m.

The STOCKHOLMIA CLUB DINNER will take place the first evening of the exhibition, on Wednesday 29 May at 7.00 p.m.. The dinner will target our invited guests and stakeholders including Patrons and Sponsors, Exhibition Partners and Guests, Organisation and Jury.

The venue for the STOCKHOLMIA CLUB DINNER will be the beautiful “Winterviken”, an old factory from the days of Alfred Nobel back in 1891. This incredible building has ceilings adorned by wooden beams, hardwood floors, brick walls and high, arched windows. In the Main Hall the light flows through the enormous windows, and at night time the walls are illuminated to create a special feeling. This is a place that rarely leaves anyone indifferent.

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Winterviken at its best.

STOCKHOLMIA WELCOME RECEPTION at the City Hall on Thursday 30 May at 7.00 p.m.

The STOCKHOLMIA WELCOME RECEPTION is planned to take place the second evening of the exhibition, on Thursday 30 May at 7.00 p.m.. The reception will target all members and fellows of The Royal Philatelic Society London together with their guests. It will also target all our Stand Holders and their guests.

The planned venue for the WELCOME RECEPTION will be Stockholm City Hall, with its spire featuring the golden Three Crowns, one of the most famous silhouettes in Stockholm. It is one of the country’s leading examples of national romanticism in architecture. The City Hall was designed by the architect Ragnar Östberg and was built from eight million bricks. The 106-meter-tall tower has a three crowns monument, which is the Swedish national coat of arms, at its apex. Behind the magnificent facades are offices and session halls for politicians and officials, as well as splendid assembly rooms and unique works of art. Stockholm’s municipal council meets in Rådssalen, the Council Chamber. The great Nobel banquet is also yearly in the City Hall. After dinner in “Blå hallen”, the Blue Hall, Nobel Prize laureates, royalty and guests dance in “Gyllene salen”, the Golden Hall, with its 18 million gold mosaic tiles.

The City Hall shop features specially designed souvenirs and presents that commemorate City Hall and Stockholm. The City Hall is open to the public through guided tours only. Guided tours are held daily in Swedish and English at certain hours. During summer months, the tours are available in several other languages. During the same period, you can also climb up inside the tower and enjoy a fantastic view over the city.

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Stockholm City Hall.

OPEN EXCURSION to Drottningholm Palace Park on Friday 31 May at 2.00 p.m.

This excursion to Drottningholm Palace is planned to take place the third day of the exhibition, on Friday 31 May in the afternoon with departure at 2.00 p.m.. The excursion will be open by ticket and addresses all members and fellows of The Royal Philatelic Society London together with their guests.

Two classic ships, will depart from the City Centre, and cruise to Drottningholm Palace. The cruise takes approximately 2 hours. Upon arrival, all guests receive a picnic basket and a blanket and enters the garden of Drottningholm for a picnic in the garden. The ships stay for 2 hours and will then depart the return cruise to the City Centre.

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Drottningholm Palace.

STOCKHOLMIA BANQUET at the Vasa Museum Saturday 1 June at 7.00 p.m.

The STOCKHOLMIA BANQUET will take place the fourth evening of the exhibition, on Saturday 1 June at 7.00 p.m.. The banquet is the official dinner of STOCKHOLMIA 2019, will cover the main awards ceremonies and will be open by ticket to all guest to STOCKHOLMIA 2019.

The STOCKHOLMIA BANQUET will take place at the Vasa Museum, for many years one of Stockholm’s most magnificent dinner venues, in the shadows of the grand ship Vasa.

A truly unique experience – leaving you with everlasting memories.

To have dinner inside the Ship Hall, next to the warship Vasa is something you don’t want to miss. It is the ultimate experience of Swedish History combined with the finest food and drinks. This will be a memorable evening filled with Swedish History and traditions – you will definitely leave the Vasa Museum with a long lasting smile!

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The warship Vasa

The aim with this introductory presentation to the social program of STOCKHOLMIA 2019 has been to introduce the main social activities during the five days of STOCKHOLMIA 2019. The program is planned to reach out to all guests coming to Stockholm for the exhibition. There will be social activities targeting all our guests, one, two, three or all four evenings of the exhibition week.

The tickets to our activities will be offered from fall of 2018, online and further presented in Bulletin 2 (planned launch in September 2018 and mailed together with London Philatelist).

STOCKHOLMIA 2019 Rarity Auction

- The 150th Royal Philatelic Society London Birthday-Sale

The Global Philatelic Network has been appointed as the Philatelic Partner for the International Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of The Royal Philatelic Society London - STOCKHOLMIA 2019, and as such is the official auctioneer for the STOCKHOLMIA 2019 Rarities Auction. With our international connections, philatelic knowledge and many years of auction experience we believe that we can be of good value for this event celebration.

The Society will benefit extraordinarily from the auction. We will donate 5% of the total hammer price to the overall benefit of the exhibition and, in consequence The Royal Philatelic Society London to make the marvellous stamp exhibition possible.

We invite Fellows, Members and Philatelists worldwide to consign material to this very special auction. In addition you will be a strong and important supporter of the Society and its anniversary.

We are looking for worldwide rare stamps and covers, postal history and specialised collections for this Rarity Auction. Consignments will be accepted for single lots starting from EUR 1,000 (£ 900) and collections starting from EUR 10,000 (£ 9,000).

Consignment fee

It is common that you give a present when you are invited to a birthday party, right? The Global Philatelic Network already has this present for The Royal Philatelic Society London: For the Rarity Auction we waive our standard commission so that members and the Society can gain maximum profit.

The commission below is a one-time offer for the STOCKHOLMIA Rarity Auction only. It is not comparable to the commission usually charged by the companies in the Global Philatelic Network.

Total Hammer price Standard fee Your reduced STOCKHOLMIA 2019 Rarity Auction flat rate*1 consignment fee*2 Therefrom we donate to The Royal Philatelic Society London
Above € 100,000 / £ 90,000 15% 5% 5%
€ 50,000 - € 100,000 / £ 45,000 - 90,000 17,5% 10% 5%
€ 20,000 - € 50,000 / £ 18,000 - 45,000 20% 12,5% 5%
Below € 20,000 / £ 18,000 22,5% 15% 5%

*1 Including insurance, lot fee, etc.
*2 Plus then valid VAT (on commission only).

If you wish to consign to the STOCKHOLMIA 2019 Rarity Auction, contact Auction Houses Heinrich Köhler,
Corinphila, H.R. Harmer or John Bull of the Global Philatelic Network.

Maximum attention guaranteed!

  • Thousands of high potential collectors worldwide, who receive the printed catalogue
  • Hundreds of thousands high potential collectors worldwide, who have access to the online catalogue through our websites and most important auction platforms
  • The most important collectors (potential buyers) from all over the world will meet at STOCKHOLMIA 2019. They can view the lots in Stockholm and bid in the auction room personally.
  • The auction room at Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre will seat 1,000+ bidders.

Rarity Auction

Add-on for consignments €50,000+/£45,000+
Your collection published in a book

Have you ever dreamt of presenting your collection in a book? A unique and personal present to your family and friends! Consign to the STOCKHOLMIA 2019 Rarity Auction now and we will present your collection in a book: hardcover, full colour, A4 format.

This offer is limited to consigners with a total hammer price exceeding € 50,000 / £ 45,000.

The offer includes:

  • scanning of up to 128 exhibition or album pages in our office, or delivered by the collector
  • preparing scanned pages for printing
  • including a foreword and portrait photo (delivered by consignor)
  • front cover design
  • printing run of 10 hard bound copies
  • free shipping to the collector

Auction date: Saturday, 1 June 2019

Final date for consignments: Friday, 15 March 2019

Corinphila Auktionen AG Switzerland

phone +41 (0)44 3899 191

Karl Louis

Karl Louis

Antoine Clavel

Antoine Clavel

Heinrich Köhler Auktionshaus GmbH & Co. KG Germany

phone +49 (0)611 39381

Dieter Michelson

Dieter Michelson

Michael Hilbertz

Michael Hilbertz

Corinphila Veilingen B.V. Netherlands

phone +31 20 6249740

Nathan Bouscher

Nathan Bouscher

H.R. Harmer USA

phone ++1 714 389 9178

Bill Bergstrom

Bill Bergstrom

Charles Epting

Charles Epting

John Bull Stamp Auctions LTD. Hong Kong

phone ++852 2890 5767

Philip Cheng

Philip Cheng