the Swiss Delegate of the FIP Section for Astrophilately
retrospect on Astrophilately activities from April to December 2013.
Society of Space Philatelists, founded in 1969 in Zurich, held monthly
assemblies, except July/August, where members became informed by PowerPoint and
beamer about space activities and related astrophilatelic material. In June
with special guest cosmonaut Sergei Revin and in December with special guest
Lukas Viglietti, founder of the group "Swiss Apollo”.
of a quarterly magazine realised by co-operation with three Space Philatelic
Societies of German language in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, with addition
of a separate edition "Space Phil News” especially for the members of the Swiss
Space Philatelic Society.
Publications of astrophilatelic articles in the Magazine of the Swiss
4.) The web
site of the Society www.g-w-p.ch informs about up to date activities of the
society, of the FIP Section for Astrophilately, space societies, space
programmes, space/philatelic events and exhibitions.
Exhibitions: At a national exhibition – level 1 – in April, a redesigned
exhibit was present and obtained V. At a Regional exhibition – level 3 – in
December, a new 3 frames exhibit was accepted in the Astrophilately class and
obtained V. For the 100th anniversary of a regional philatelic society, an 18
frames advertising exhibit "Rockets and Space” was created.
March and November 2013, successful auctions with astrophilatelic material were
April, Beatrice Bachmann retired from her 28 years of FIP activity and
personally bid farewell from the Chairman Igor Rodin at an INFORMAL meeting of
the FIP Section for Astrophilately with presence of five delegates from
European countries and, as guests, three presidents from philatelic societies
from Austria, Belgium an Germany at Astrophil 13 exhibition in Berlin.
For 2014 it
is intended to continue with the same yearly programme with special interest of
the 45yrs anniversary of the Swiss philatelic society and remaining open for
special challenges. Furthermore we plan to redesign and modernise the society’s