Bureau Member FIP Astrophilately Section Report
I am in regular contact with the Astrophilately Bureau Chairman, Igor Rodin.
At Australia 2013 World Stamp Expo I was part of the Astrophilately judging team, we judged four exhibits which achieved awards ranging from Large Silver to Large Gold.
During the period I helped a number of exhibitors with critiques and recommendations for improvement of their exhibits.
Liaison with Astrophilatelic Societies
I am in regular contact with executive members of a number of societies including: the ATA Space Unit (USA), the Ruimtevaart Filatelie Club Nederland, the Astro Space Stamp Society (GB), the Belgian Philatelic Society Cosmos and the Journal of the Hong Kong Philatelic Society. Sadly in April, Arie Olckers, passed away. Arie had been the main stay for the Dutch Spaceflight Club for some 30 years as president and journal editor.