AS.IT.AF. – the Italian Astrophilately Society – has been established in 2008 as a non-profit organization, to become the focal point for all astrophilately collectors in Italy and to disseminate information among the Members and serve as a forum for exchange of ideas on our common hobby.
AS.IT.AF. aims at
- Promoting the interests of astrophilatelists and space collectors;
- Facilitating contacts among collectors;
- Promoting studies, research and publications about historical and technical aspects in relation with astrophilately and space mail;
- Helping in starting a collection, with particular attention to young collectors;
- Helping in finding proper astrophilatelic items, minimizing risks and errors;
- Producing astrophilatelic items related to space events contributed by italy;
- Organizing seminars and meetings about topics of interest;
- Organizing and supporting astrophilately exhibitions;
- Facilitating participation to space events;
- Creating and maintaining relationships with similar foreign associations.
AS.IT.AF is affiliated with the Federazione fra le Società Filateliche Italiane
AD*ASTRA , the quarterly Journal of AS.IT.AF. provides information – both in Italian and English – on the main astrophilatelic and space events, with a special focus on Italy. Twenty five per cent of the Members are from outside.
AS.IT.AF. is a non-profit organization and does not support commercial activity.
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