Results of the 2001 FIP Philatelic
Web Site Evaluation


The first evaluations of the 21st Century saw 71 sites entered from 18 countries. This is the greatest number of sites entered in this program, and an increase of 43 percent from last year.

In comparing this year's results to those of last year, the Top 5% group showed an increase to 10 percent of the entries from 8 percent last year, the 3-Star group was down to 37 percent from 40 percent and the 2-Star group was down a bit at 44 percent compared to 45 percent last year. Again, this year's entries were a largely different group than entered in either of the two preceding years. Of the 70 sites entered, all but 13 were new this year, and there were two sites entered in both prior years. Sites entered in prior years are indicated with one or two asterisks following their URL.

The evaluation was completed by a team of nine accredited literature jurors from six countries in Europe and North America under the leadership of Francis Kiddle, president of the FIP Literature Commission. All but three members served on last year's jury - Negus, Dixon and Lawrence. 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 four teams was appointed:
Team 1: Francis Kiddle †, UK, and Ron Negus, UK.
Team 2: Ken Lawrence, USA, and Charles Verge, Canada.
Team 3: Odd Harald Johannessen, Norway, and Juhani Olamo †, Finland.
Team 4: Michael D. Dixon, 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 2001 - so there is no guarantee that all the URLs still are active.


FIP Best Philatelic Web Site:

FIP Best 2001
Post Office in Paradise - Hawaii USA


Top 5% Sites:

Top 5% 2001

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

Princely States Report - With Special Prize
The Virtual Stamp Album New Hebrides - With Felicitations
Dakshina Kannada Philatelic Association
Federation of the Italian Philatelic Societies
Philatelic Computing Study Group
Robert A Siegel Auction Galleries Inc
Vaccari

USA
Germany
India
Italy
USA
USA
Italy


3-Star Sites:

3-Star 2001

These 25 sites are authorized to diplay the 3-Star Logo:
Alphabetilately - With Felicitations
American Topical Association
Amicale Philatélique et Militaire
British North America Philatelic Society
Bund Deutscher Philatelisten eV
Clube Filatélico do Brasil
Eric Jackson Revenue Stamps
HAFNIA 01
Hong Kong Post Stamps
Italian Center for Resistance Philately
King George V Silver Jubilee
Navicula, Maritime Philately
NORDIA 2001
North Shore Philatelic Society Inc., Auckland
Phil Bansner
The Postal History of Lombardy Venetia
Postal Stationery of Denmark 1871-1879
Royal Philatelic Society London
Royal Philatelic Society of Canada
Russian Philately, Stamps
The Rossica Society
Society for Czechoslovak Philately
Timbres Suisses
Topical World
UK Philately
USA
Canada
France
Canada
Germany
Brasil
USA
Denmark
Hong Kong
Italy
Canada
Germany
USA
New Zealand
USA
Italy
Denmark
Great Britain
Canada
USA
USA
USA
Switzerland
China
Great Britain


2-Star Sites:

2-Star 2001

These 30 sites are authorized to diplay the 2-Star Logo:
Latvian Collecting - With Felicitations
Stamptravel -Travelling the World on Art Stamps - With Felicitations
AFAL - Filatelia On-Line
Album Publishing Co, Inc
All World Stamps - StanGib
American First Day Cover Society
APS Hall of Fame
ATMs Spain - Latin America
Birds of the World on Postage Stamps
Christmas Philatelic Club
The Collectors Page
Czech Philately
Electronic Philately
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Italian Postal History
Francobolli della RSI
Great Britain Machins
GZ Stamp Company
International Shows
Lighthouse Stamp Society
National Duck Stamp Collectors Society
Philatelistenverein Baden
Plate Number Coil Collectors Club
Sam Houston Duck Co
Scottish Philately
SESCAL Stamp Exhibition
Stamporama
Texas Precancel Club
Thai Philately
US 2nd Bureau Issue
The Virtual Stamp Club
Canada
Denmark
Portugal
USA
Great Britain
USA
USA
Spain
Great Britain
USA
Brasil
Czech Republic
China
 
 
 
USA
Italy
Canada
China
USA
USA
USA
Switzerland
USA
USA
Great Britain
USA
Canada
USA
USA
USA
USA


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

Australian Sports Stamps
Philatelic Literature/Collector
Stamp Auction Network
The Stamp Trader List
Turtle Meter Stamps
World of Medicine
Australia
Portugal
USA
Denmark
Italy
Turkey


Hors Concours:

Hors Concours 2001

Two sites were made Hors Concours:
FIP Postal Stationery Commission - Official FIP Commission Web Site.
Scouts on Stamps Society International - Last year's Best Web Site.
USA
USA

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

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