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Astro Update – Jan 2018

THAILAND 2018

The entry forms for THAILAND 2018 World Stamp Exhibition are now available from their website: www.thailand2018.org .

Your national commissioner should also have copies.  So take up our challenge, download the entry form and send the completed form to your national commissioner.

Remember we need as many entries as possible, our target is 15 entries.

Good collecting.

Charles Bromser

FIP Astrophilately Section Chairman

 

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Astro Update – Jan 2018

 

Dear friends,

This morning I got the sad notice that our friend, Vyatcheslav Klochko passed away. He suffered from brain cancer.

Vyatcheslav Klochko was the leading expert for Space Mail from Star City near Moscow and an enthusiastic Astrophilatelic judge .

We will miss him very much.

Goodbye, Slava!

Charles Bromser

FIP Astrophilately Section Chairman

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Astro Update – Jan 2018

THAILAND 2018 International Stamp Exhibtion

The next international exhibition to include an Astrophilately Class will be THAILAND 2018 which will be held in Bangkok from 28 November to 3 December.

It will be your chance to Astrophilately back on track. We need your exhibit, so please contact your national federation to find out, who is your national commissioner and complete the entry form.

Good collecting

Charles Bromser

FIP Astrophilately Section Chairman

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Astro Update – May 2017

Finlandia 2017 was an interesting exhibition.  I met with two of our European delegates, Jürgen Peter Esders (Germany) and Chris Schmied (Switzerland) to discuss various ideas to bring new life to the Astrophilately.

The great exhibits of the 1990s have, in the main, have been sold, whilst after Portugal 2010 we saw fewer and fewer Astro exhibits at FIP exhibitions, today most FIP exhibition do not even offer Astrophilately as a competitive class.

Chris                                Jürgen                         Charles

 

The only way forward for Astrophilately is to attract a new wave of Astro exhibitors through making our class more attractive for today’s collectors.

The key proposals were to update the Astro Guidelines to include:

 Pre- & Post Flight strategic events such as: Wind Tunnel, Roll-Out, etc. covers

In flight events: EVAs & On-board experiments that could be illustrated with contemporaneous stamps & stationery related to the flight

Addition of modern Space programmes (India, Europe, & Private consortiums)

Studies of covers cachets makers

Inclusion of Official Publicity photographs

 

The next FIP exhibition that will have an Astrophilately Class will be Malaysia 2018 to held in Kuala Lumpur from 10-16 December.  Our challenge will be to get 15 Astro exhibits accepted.

Please send your ideas on how to attract a new wave of Astro exhibitors to our Secretary, (Tan, Chee-Hui), and also let him know if you will be taking up the challenge to exhibit at Malaysia 2017.

Good collecting

Charles Bromser

FIP Astrophilately Section Chairman

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After the International Exhibition in Tampere, Finland next May 29, there will be a meeting of all the FIP Commission Chairs and Secretaries to share ideas and experiences.  The FIP Board would us to have regular catch ups to improve communication and cooperation across the Commissions.  Let our Secretary (Tan, Chee-Hui) know if you have any matters that you would like discussed at the meeting.

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The Bureau now has its full complement of seven members after Jürgen Peter Esders (Germany) and Walter Hopferwieser (Austria) were co-opted.

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Walter Hopferwieser
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Jürgen Peter Esders

 

 

 

 

 

 

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At the FIP Congress that was held during Taipei 2016 World Championship Stamp Exhibition the Astrophilately Section met to elect the members for the Bureau for the period 2016-2018.

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Taipei 2016 Astrophilately Section Delegates Meeting

The new Bureau comprises of:

Chairmanme5: Charles Bromser  tanchee   Secretary: Tan Chee-Hui

 

chris  FEPA Member: Chris Schmied ball_mediumphotoFIAF Member: David S. Ball

 

indiamj2011india    FIAP Member: Madhukar Jhingan