About us

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.