AS.IT.AF. – the Italian Astrophilately Society – was established in 2008 as a non-profit organization, to become the focal point for all astrophilately collectors in Italy, and to disseminate information among the Members and serve as a forum for exchange of ideas on our common hobby.
AS.IT.AF. aims at:
- Promoting the interests of astrophilatelists and space collectors;
- Facilitating contacts among collectors;
- Helping in finding proper astrophilatelic items, minimizing risks and errors and facilitating exchanges of astrophilatelic items amongs the members (see Section OFFERS AND BARTERS);
- Producing astrophilatelic items related to space events contributed by Italy;
- Helping in starting an astrophilately collection according to the new FIP rules, with special attention to young collectors;
- Organizing Seminars and Meetings about topics of interest;
- Providing Jurors for the competitive exhibitions at National level;
- Facilitating the partecipation to astrophilatelic events and competitive exhibitions, both in Italy and abroad;
- Issuing, in Italian and English, the quarterly Journal AD*ASTRA that provides information on the main astrophilatelic and space events, with a special focus on Italy:
- Promoting studies, research and publications about historical and technical aspects related with astrophilately and space mail;
- Creating and maintaining relationships with similar foreign associations.
AS.IT.AF. is a non-profit organization and does not support commercial activity.
AS.IT.AF is affiliated with the Federazione fra le Società Filateliche Italiane.