|Formation||22 June 1924|
|Founded at||Moscow, USSR|
|Legal status||international association|
|Esperanto, English, French, German|
|Publication||Radio de Filintern|
History[change | change source]
The creation of the Filintern was set up at a conference in Moscow in 22 to 30 June 1924. Its formation was greeted by all branches of the All-Russian Society of Philatelists and at the same time by the Soviet Esperantists. At the conference opening, Feodor Chuchin, Commissioner for Philately and Scripophily, declared:
|“||Within the Filintern and through it we will not only adhere to all the rules of international philatelic ethics but also watch to make sure others uphold them.||”|
A program for the Filintern's central organ was developed that included:
- "propaganda of the international union of philatelist-workers of all nations for the struggle against organised philatelist-dealers",
- "wide popularisation of ideological philately",
- "introducing Esperanto into philately and thus the establishment of lively communication between philatelists around the world."
Filintern facilitates the goals of philatelists, scripophilists[d] and Esperantists. Within Filintern, they could:
- collect stamps and paper money,
- publish philatelic bulletins, journals and catalogues,
- most importantly, conduct foreign exchange.
The Philatelic International's organ was the journal Esperanto: Radio de Filintern. Its Editor was a prominent Russian philatelist L. K. Eichfuss. The first issue of the journal appeared in January 1925.
Related pages[change | change source]
- All-Russian Society of Philatelists
- First All-Union Philatelic Exhibition
- Organisation of the Commissioner for Philately and Scripophily
- Soviet Philatelic Association
- Soviet Philatelist
Notes[change | change source]
- Collecting stock and bond certificates.
- Russian: Филателистический интернационал (Filatelisticheskii international), brief name being Russian: Филинтерн (Filintern). This was similar to Comintern (Communist International) and Profintern (Red International of Labor Unions).
- Central organ of the Organisation of the Commissioner for Philately and Scripophily and the All-Russian Society of Philatelists (Soviet Philatelist).
- Collectors of paper money, and stock and bond certificates.
References[change | change source]
- Polchaninov, R. (1986). Translated by G. Shalimoff and D. Skipton. "From the history of philately in the USSR". Rossica: Journal of the Rossica Society of Russian Philately 108–109: 46–52. ISSN 0035-8363. http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00020235/00045/49j. Retrieved 2015-05-15. "[Reprinted from 'Novoye Russkoye Slovo', New York, 27 July 1986, in the column 'Collector's Corner']". Archived from the original on 2015-05-15.
Further reading[change | change source]
- Grant, J. (July 1995). "The socialist construction of philately in the early Soviet era". Comparative Studies in Society and History 37 (3): 476–493. ISSN 0010-4175. doi:10.1017/S0010417500019770. http://cabdirect.cab.semcs.net/abstracts/19961801522.html. Retrieved 2015-05-15. Archived from the original and another source on 2015-05-15.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Media related to Philatelic International at Wikimedia Commons