KPK 125 Years


Kjøbenhavns Philatelist Klub (KPK) was founded on 22 November 1887 by 25 stamp collectors. Almost the same group had started a "Copenhagen Section” of the Dresden Internationaler Philatelist-Verein in 1885. KPK is the oldest philatelic club in Denmark, and its approximately 500 members are spread across the country and abroad. The "Denmark Stamp Collectors' Association" is also a registered name of the club. This name is accurately chosen, since there is hardly a local club in the country where one or more board members (and many other members as well) are not also members of KPK.

The underlying principle is that KPK, through nearly all of its 125 years of existence, has felt it a prime duty to be at the centre of philatelic research into Danish stamps. This is also the reason why KPK has approximately 50 members around the world, who are interested in Danish philately.

The club publishes Nordisk Filatelistisk Tidsskrift (Nordic Philatelic Magazine) four times a year. In almost every year since the journal started in 1894, as a pan-Scandinavian publication, KPK has been deeply involved in its production. Since 1958 it has been the journal’s sole editor and publisher.

Through its many years of activity KPK has held numerous exhibitions, many of them marking an anniversary. This is why the club is now celebrating its 125th anniversary by organising the first NORDIA exhibition on Danish soil in almost 15 years.

Kjøbenhavns Philatelist Klub looks forward to welcoming collectors and exhibitors from the Nordic countries and the United States to an exciting exhibition and trading fair in Roskilde Congress Center from 2-4 November 2012.

See you in Roskilde
Lars Peter Svendsen
Kjøbenhavns Philatelist Klub