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47th Federation International Societies Aerophilatelic/Astrophilatelic Congress

The 47th Federation International Societies Aerophilatelic/Astrophilatelic Congress (F.I.S.A.) will take place on Tuesday May 12, 2015 from 10 am until 5.00 pm, with the Protocol at 2 pm, at the premises of the Royal Philatelic Society, London. This is one day ahead of the opening of LONDON 2015 EUROPHILEX (May 13-16, 2015).

F.I.S.A. was evolved to separate Aerophilately and/or Astrophilately from basic "Postal History" in the competitive class arena; a task which it has successfully achieved. Aerophilately and/or Astrophilately, today, are recognised in their own class internationally. Delegates from around the World are expected to attend, from 28 major Aero- and Astrophilatelic societies.

The whole day will be devoted exclusively to Aerophilately. Hosted by B.A.M.S. (British Air Mail Society) in conjunction with the "Pillage Trophy", the joint competition, held bi-annually between B.A.M.S. and A.A.M.S. (American Air Mail Society), alternating in each others country. This year, 2015, teams of five will compete.

New Lapel Badge

Our new lapel badge has arrived and are now available for sale. This enameled, gold plated, clutch fixing badge is 9mm diameter and it is hoped our members will purchase and be proud to wear them at all philatelic gatherings.

Cost. 3.00 each ($6.00 U.S.) + Post & Packing U.K. 1.00 for 1-20
Post & Packing Europe 3.00 for 1-20
Post & Packing ROW 3.50 ($8.00 U.S.) for 1-20

They will also be available at BAMS meetings.

Please send cheque's, drawn on UK Bank, made payable to BAMS to:
Bill Trower, 192 Ferry Road, Hockley, Essex, SS5 6JZ, U.K.

Roll of Distinguished Philatelists

Congratulations to our Australian member Ray Todd who has been honoured by signing the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists and is now a RDP.

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