25 years ago on November 5, 1985 at the FIP Congress in Rome, on the occasion of ITALIA’85 World Philatelic Exhibition, a motion of the FIP Board to create a Section for Astrophilately within the Commission for Aerophilately was approved by the Congress.
On the initiative of Mr. Umberto Cavallaro, President of ASITAF – Italian Astrophilately Society, Italian Delegate of the FIP Section for Astrophilately, Poste Italiane issued a special cancellation devoted to the event.
The special post mark is used today on November 05, 2010 in Rome, where Astrophilately was born.
Thank you very much Mr. Umberto Cavallaro for your initiative.
The Bureau of the FIP Section for Astrophilately and the website Administration congratulate all Astrophilately-collectors with the 25th Anniversary of our Section.