Results of the 2002 FIP Philatelic
Web Site Evaluation


There were 30 entries received that were qualified for the evaluation of their sites, a smaller number than in previous years. These came from 17 countries, a slight decrease from before. For the first time, there were exhibits in the Official Class - three web sites sponsored by Postal Administrations.

The sites are listed alphabetically within each award section. Their home country is given along with the URL. Sites entered in prior years are indicated with an asterisk following their URL. Written critiques will be sent to each entrant.

The evaluation was completed by a team of eight accredited literature jurors from five countries in Europe and North America under the leadership of Francis Kiddle, president of the FIP Literature Commission. The guidelines used in the evaluation were the same as in prior years, and are presented on the Introductory page. The sites are listed alphabetically within each award section. Their home country is given along with the URL.

To evaluate the sites, a panel of three teams was appointed:
Overall Team Leader: Francis Kiddle, UK.
Team 1: Ken Lawrence, USA, and Charles Verge, Canada.
Team 2: Robert de Violini (†), USA, Cimon Morin (cmorin@archives.ca) and Ron Negus (rnegus@bigfoot.com), UK.
Team 3: Michael D. Dixon (mdd@iamdigex.net) USA, and Toke Nørby, Denmark.
FIP Consultant: Charles J. Peterson (†), USA.


The following URLs are the URLs as they were when the sites were evaluated in August 2002 - so there is no guarantee that all the URLs still are active.


FIP Best Philatelic Web Site:
FIP Best 2002
Exploring the World of Czeslaw Slania's Engravings (was: http://www.xs4all.nl/~pkv/slania/) Denmark
Best Web Site Official Class:
The Canadian Postal Archives Canada


Top 5% Sites:

Top 5% 2002

These two sites are authorized to diplay the Top 5% Logo:

1935 Silver Jubilee of George V - With Felicitations
Federazione fra le Società Filateliche Italiane

Canada
Italy


3-Star Sites:

3-Star 2002

These 14 sites are authorized to diplay the 3-Star Logo:
AFAL - Filatelia on-line* (was: http://www.pasta-aberta.pt/web/afal/)
Association Internationale des Expertes en Philatelie
Clube Filatélico do Brasil*
Dakshina Kannada Philatelic and Numismatic Association* (was: http://www.geocities.com/dakshina_kan_pa/)
Italian Center for Resistance Philately*
Italian States
The Philatelic Federation of Southern Africa
The Philatelic Webmasters Organisation
Plate Number Coil Collectors Club  (PNC3)*
Romania, as shown by its stamps
Texas Precancel Club* (was: http://retsof.home.texas.net/txpcclub.htm)
Topical World Stamp* (was: http://www.51gu.com/)
World Postal Rates: International Postal Directory (was: http://www.postalrates.info/)
Portugal
Germany
Brasil
India
Italy
Italy
South Africa
Switzerland
USA
Switzerland
USA
China
Australia
3-Star Site Official Class:
Faroese Stamps Faroe Islands


2-Star Sites:

2-Star 2002

These eight sites are authorized to diplay the 2-Star Logo:
ANJEF - Associação Nacional de Jornalistas e Escritores
China Philatelic Resource
History on Stamps (was: http://home.no.net/bhb1/stamps.htm)
Judaica Philatelic Resource
Stampol.Com
United States Postage
Yestamp.net
Portugal
China
Norway
USA
China
USA
China
2-Star Site Official Class:
The China Philatelic Information Network (was: http://www.cpi.com.cn/cpi-e/) China


Certificate:
These three sites fell below the criteria for a 2-Star Site:

India Study Circle for Philately
Volcanoes on Stamps
World of Medicine*
USA
USA
Turkey


Not Judged:

Les Maximaphiles Français*
The Web site could not be judged as it was down for upgrading
and was inaccessible during the judging period.
France


Thanks are due to †Robert de Violini for valuable comments on this page.


2012.12.26