Results of the 2000 FIP Philatelic
Web Site Evaluation


There were 49 entries received for the evaluation of their sites, compared with 66 entries for 1999 Evaluation. These came from 19 countries (1999 - 21 countries), of which, 8 countries entered for the first time.

In comparing this year's results to last year's, there was an increase in the number of three-star sites to 40% from 26%, and a decrease in the number of two-star sites to 45% from 56%. This could well be attributed to the largely different group of sites that were entered. There were seven sites (indicated with an asterisk following their URL) that were entered in both the 1999 and 2000 evaluations. Of those, three did better this year than last year, the other four stayed at the same level.

The evaluation was completed by a team of seven accredited literature jurors from six countries in Europe and North America under the leadership of Francis Kiddle, vice-president (now president - elected 2000.10.13) of the FIP Literature Commission. 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:
Team 1: †Robert de Violini, USA, and Charles Verge, Canada.
Team 2: Odd Harald Johannessen, Norway, and Juhani Olamo, Finland.
Team 3: Francis Kiddle, UK, 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 2000 - so there is no guarantee that all the URLs still are active.


FIP Best Philatelic Web Site:

FIP Best 2000
Scouts on Stamps Society International* USA


Top 5% Sites:

Top 5 % 2000

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

Francis Chan's Stamps Resource - With Felicitations
Dakshina Kannada Philatelic Association
Post Office in Paradise

Singapore
India
USA


3-Star Sites:

3-Star 2000

These 20 sites are authorized to diplay the 3-Star Logo:
51 GU
American Topical Association
Arts on Stamps*
Associação Filatélica Alentejo Algarve
Icelandic Stamps
Italian Center for Resistance Philately*
Italian Federation
Japhila Philatelic e-zine
Les Maximaphiles Francais
Ned. Bond van Filatelisten Verenigingen
The New Zealand Dependencies
New Zealand Philatelic Federation
OPERA - A Philatelic History
Po & Po*
Royal Philatelic Society of Canada
Timbres Suisses
Tulagi (Br Solomon Islands)
United States Stamp Society
Vaccari
The Virtual Stamp Club
China
Canada
Switzerland
Portugal
Iceland
Italy
Italy
Czech Republic
France
The Netherlands
Canada
New Zealand
Canada
The Netherlands
Canada
Switzerland
USA
USA
Italy
USA


2-Star Sites:

2-Star 2000

These 22 sites are authorized to diplay the 2-Star Logo:
American Air Mail Society*
Astrophilatelie
Centro Filatélico Numismático Ituzaingó
The Collectors Page*
Czechoslovak Philatelic Society of Great Britain
Faroe Stamp Site
FND Tabor Maribot
Ghonegger
Indepex Asiana- 2000
Kurland 1944/45*
Ned Ver van Postzegelverz
Philatelic Study Group of Former USSR
Rossica Society
The Society, El Salvador
Society for Hungarian Philately
Sören Andersson Stamps
Stamp Net
Stanley Gibbons
Topical Philately
UK Philately
Ukrainian Electronic Stamp Album
USSR Postal Stationery
USA
Switzerland
Argentina
Brazil
UK
USA
Slovenia
Switzerland
India
Germany
The Netherlands
USA
USA
El Salvador
USA
Sweden
China
UK
USA
UK
Canada
Sweden


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

New Zealand First Day Covers
Philnet
Web Forum, El Salvador
USA
France
El Salvador


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


2004.03.21