Stamp Fair in Essen cancelled!
With effect from 13 March 2020, the city of Essen has decreed that all major events in the city area with more than 1000 visitors are prohibited. The order is not limited in time, but is valid until further notice. This means that there is no planning security in the last eight weeks before the stamp fair.
In intensive discussions with Messe Essen, I have looked for alternative dates. Since the decree is unlimited in time and there is a great uncertainty as to whether major events will be allowed to take place at all in spring, the general assessment is that postponing it by a few weeks to June will not help. After that the summer holidays will start. So only the second half of the year would remain, and Messe Essen can only offer me dates in August or November. In the summer and in view of the many (also postponed) philatelic events in autumn in Germany and neighbouring countries, and above all because of the proximity of the Sindelfingen stamp fair, you will agree with me that a postponement there makes no sense.
For that reasons the 30th Essen International Stamp Fair must unfortunately cancelled!