The IPDA is affiliated with the following organisations.
|American Philatelic Society (APS)|
|Verband Philatelistischer Prüfer e. V. -VP-|
The IPDA is affiliated to the American Philatelic Society, Affiliate #AF0261.
The purpose of affiliation with the American Philatelic Society is to provide the IPDA with a formal communication channel and therefore opportunity for the APS to sponsor and engage with the IPDA in such activities as will be mutually beneficial to both the APS and the IPDA.
It also allows the two organisations to promote the fullest possible exchange of information and ideas for the welfare of philately where such opportunities present themselves, at shows for example.
The IPDA designate to the APS is USA Director, Ken Sanford. Ken is a highly respected and recognised individual on the American philatelic scene, not the least because of this contributions to various noteworthy aerophilatelic publications, his own writings and book publications and his membership and leadership in various respected aerophilatelic organisations.
Verband Philatelistischer Prüfer e. V. -VP-
The Verband Philatelistischer Prüfer e. V. -VP- with their headquarters in Germany, was established in 2010. It is the most active and fast growing society of philatelic experts in Germany and EU countries. Their VP experts issue more than 7.000 certificates of authenticity per year.
In this rapidly changing philatelic climate, organizations need to work together, sharing information as well as philatelic ideas, and to position their added-value to their members and the philatelic community.
The members of the Verband Philatelistischer Prüfer e. V. -VP- are on hand as philatelic experts in their respective specialist fields to carry out philatelic expertising. Their task is to determine the genuineness and state of preservation of stamps, postal markings or other philatelic items and the detection of forgeries and faking of items submitted for expertising.
To read the News Release announcing the relationship please click here.