The International Stamp Fair is the oldest trade fair in the world! It has been held at Messe Essen since 1976 - initially every two years, since 2006 annually. In spring, over 100 dealers, auctioneers, accessory manufacturers and publishers as well as postal administrations or their agencies from all over the world meet here every year to offer their goods to the public from home and abroad. An attractive supporting programme and many free services (e.g. examinations) make this event a must for stamp collectors.