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One Frame

General guidelines for presenting and judging collections in the class

One Frame Class

This document presents the general rules that regulate the presentation of collections in the "One Frame" class and the distribution of points used in their judgment.


1 - Objectives of class One Frame


a) Support the entry of new exhibitors in the competitive philatelic exhibitions scene.

b) Provide exhibitors with experience with the opportunity to prepare and exhibit collections within themes or subjects with a limited approach.


2 - Themes or subjects of collections One Frame


Um, Quadro collections should be based on a subject or theme that is best treated as a single framework (16 expository sheets). Examples:

a) Study of one or two postage stamps or a small series of stamps, with an approach of the Traditional Philately class.

b) Restricted use (time or place) of philatelic marks.

c) Special postal services.

d) Study of variations in postal integers.

e) Study of restricted use tax stamps.

In the case of collections in the Thematic Philately class, which will be exhibited in Um Quadro, only extremely restricted themes can be accepted.


3 - Collections of Um Quadro can come from almost all classes of FIP competition


The exceptions here are collections in the Philatelic Literature, Modern Philately, Open Philately, and Youth Philately classes.


4 - Collections in the Um Quadro class can be presented by both beginning exhibitors and experienced exhibitors


For beginning exhibitors, their One Frame collection must be treated fairly and correctly, especially in national and regional philatelic exhibitions. It is the responsibility of the judges to differentiate and recognize the level and quality of the collection under examination, to evaluate it correctly. Only collections that reach 75 points will be eligible to participate in an international FIP exhibition.

5 - Score


These are the score values ​​recommended by the FIP for the evaluation of One Frame collections (except for Thematic Class):

a) Treatment = 30 points.

b) Philatelic Knowledge, Personal Study, and Research = 35 points.

c) State and Rarity = 30 points.

d) Presentation = 5 points.

Total = 100 points.


In the Thematic Class, the recommended score is as follows:

a) Treatment = 35 points.

b) Philatelic Knowledge, Personal Study, and Research = 30 points.

c) State and Rarity = 30 points.

d) Presentation = 5 points.

Total = 100 points.

6) Disclosure of Results

In Class One Frame, unlike the others, the guidance of the FIP is that the collector receives only a Diploma / Certificate with the score obtained, with no interval related to the medal being defined.

The delivery of Medal to exhibitors for collections in this Class of Competition is optional and the same, if offered, must be the same for all participants, regardless of the score obtained.

7) Penalty Collections


Collections should be penalized when the chosen subject/theme is considered, by the Jury, as incorrect for the development of a collection of Um Quadro. The penalty will depend on the degree of inaccuracy or the gaps presented by the collection. The penalty for this fact will be at least 5 points.


8) Qualification


A collection of Um Quadro, to be qualified to participate in a FIP exhibition, must be qualified at the national level. The collection must obtain at least 75 points in a national exhibition to be qualified at the FIP level.


9) Limitation of participation


The number of participants and collections accepted in this Class will depend exclusively on the exhibition infrastructure to which it refers. It is up to the organizing committee of each exhibition to decide on any limitations regarding the participation of Um Quadro collections.


10) Observation

It is not recommended that the same collection of Um Quadro be exhibited in International exhibitions more than three times. The FIP recommends that a minimum number of 50 collections of Um Quadro be accepted at each international exhibition it certifies.

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