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From March 21 till March 23, 2014 the "MILANOFIL 2014” philatelic exhibition took place at Fiera Milano City, Italy.

The Exhibition was organized by FSFI (Italian Federation of Philatelic Societies) and Italian Post.

A number of special postal cancellations were devoted to the event.


A number of Postal administrations from European countries presented at the exhibitions and prepared their own postal cancellations devoted to the event.

Dealers’ booths.


In the frames of the exhibition the General Meeting of the FSFI (Italian Federation of Philatelic Societies) took place.


On March 22, the Seminar on Astrophilately was organized by AS.IT.AF. and the FIP Section for Astrophilately.

The participants of the Seminar were wellcomed by Mr. Paolo Guglielminetti, Board member of Federazione fra le Società Filateliche Italiane.

 Speakers: Igor Rodin, Chairman of the FIP Section for Astrophilately.

Umberto Cavallaro, Italian Delegate to the FIP Section for Astrophilately

An example of Igor Rodin's power point presentation.

The program of the Seminar included: How to put together an astrophilatelic collection; understanding the peculiarities of astrophilatelic material; criteria in preparing an astrophilatelic exhibit, and their applications; how to build a page; how to describe an item; best practices; FIP Regulations and Guidelines for Astrophilately.

At the same day the General meeting of AS.IT.AF. (Italian Astrophilately Society) was conducted by its President Mr. Umberto Cavallaro (right).

Mr. Pietro Pantanella, an Italian astrophilatelic-veteran, told about his exhibition activity.


In the evening of March 22 the Palmares Dinner of "MILANOFIL 2014” took place at the Poliziano Fiera Hotel.

Mr. Bruno Crevato-Selvaggi, vice-president of FSFI.


Mr. Kurt Kimmel, Chairman of the FIP Commission for Postal History and Mr. Bruno Crevato-Selvaggi, vice-president of FSFI.


Mr. Pedro Vaz Pereira, President of Federaзao Portuguesa de Filatelia and his wife.

Several postage stamps were issued by Italian Post at the days of the Exhibition. The first day cancellations were also organized at the exhibition’s venue.

Well-known Milan’s sightseeings.


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