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    What is Europa / CEPT?    
EUROPA stamps are special stamps issued by European postal administrations / enterprises under the aegis of PostEurop which have Europe as their central theme. EUROPA stamps should underline cooperation in the domain of posts, particularly as regards the promotion of philately. They also contribute to making the public aware of the common roots, culture and history of Europe and its common goals. As such, EUROPA stamp issues are among the most collected and most popular stamps in the world.   ...from the Post Europ web site.
What is the Europa Study Unit?

A stamp club for all who are interested in the philatelic manifestations of the Europa ideal of political, economic, and social integration of Europe.

Europa collectors may collect just the annual 'themed' issues for Europa, but an expanded collection will also include forerunners (such as advocates of unity, previous attempts at unity, sporting events, etc.) and issues that commemorate organizations and events that relate to the unification of Europe.

This includes

  • Europa annual issues
  • Norden/Nordic issues
  • SEPAC: Small European Postal Administrations Cooperation
  • EuroMed: Postal Union of the Mediterranean
  • Council of Europe, EU, NATO, etc.
  • European Sporting events
    ... and more

We are an affiliate of the American Philatelic Society (APS) and the American Topical Association (ATA). You do not need to join either organization to be a member of the ESU.

To become a member, click the button below:
The following services are available to our members:
  • Award-winning color newsletter (EUROPA NEWS) filled with new issue information - including Scott Catalog updates, articles, member Q&A, and much more
  • Regular auctions of "Europa" material, plus occasional "mini-auctions"
  • Access to the ESU's Europa Handbook, THE reference list for Europa material. Available in hardcopy, downloads, and CD-ROM.
  • Access to ESU Monographs - in-depth treatises on particular Europa-related topics.
  • Free buy or sell advertisements in the EUROPA NEWS
  • Question and answer facility, via EUROPA NEWS and this website
  • Annual supplement to the Europa Handbook, listing the past year's common design/theme issues
  • Full access to the Members portion of the web site, with back issues of EUROPA NEWS, Auctions, Checklists, and more.