NEPA can trace its history back to 1903 and the growth of Philately in the North East of England. Please click on our NEPA History page for further details about the history of the Association

Every year the Association holds a convention of the member societies, which is normally held in the Bowburn Community Centre, Durham DH6 5AT on a Saturday in April, along with a Stamp Fair and displays and competition entries by members of the individual societies.  Please click on the NEPA Convention page for further details of this event. 

For photographs taken at Convention - please click on this link

Our Competitions page allows you look at competition entries from member societies that have been presented at the annual NEPA Convention

Each year at Convention, individuals may be awarded either the NEPA Award of Merit or  be asked to sign the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists.

Also an individual is invited to take up the position of President of NEPA for a period of one year. 

For details of the recipients of the Award, Signatories of the Roll and Past Presidents of NEPA, please visit our NEPA Honours Page

Other Events organised by NEPA or its members

NEPA Auction

Our next auction will be held at our usual venue, Bowburn Community Centre on 18th May 2024.

 Viewing from 10.30am, Auction Starts 12.30pm

please click on this link to download a copy of the catalogue for the May 2024 Auction


The NEPA Auction held on 25 November 2023 was another resounding success. A total of 600 lots went under the hammer and sales hit a new record of over £2,600.  Overall, 74% of the lots were sold, with hammer prices ranging from £1 to £75. Of the eighteen vendors, two sold 100% of their lots, whilst two sold less than 50% of theirs. A list of prices realised available via this link.  

Further details will be posted on the website, including catalogues for the next auction.

NEPA 8 Page Competition

The purpose of this competition is to encourage society members that have not previously participated in Federation level competitions to enter in the future.

The idea is to have no hard and fast rules for this competition but there are a number of guidelines that it may be useful to follow - for further details please follow this link

Philatelic Weekend

Miss Val Beeken,  a NEPA  Member organises a bi-annual Philatelic Weekend in the Region. The next (42nd) weekend will take place in 2025,  further details available via this link to the Weekend page

NEPA Newsletter

NEPA produced a bi annual newsletter that temporarily stopped production in Autumn 2018. Back issues can be found via this link to the NEPA Newsletter page