Seminar of Modern Philately at the JUVENIA 2017 and MAXIESPAÑA 2017 FEPA Exhibitions
Left photo: Mr. Miguel Ángel García Fernández, President of the Spanish Federatio, FESOFI, presented the speaker, Mr. Rafael Acuña. Right: General view of the Seminar
On the 11th May, a Seminar on Modern Philately was held on the program of events at the JUVENIA 2047 and MAXIESPAÑA 2017 exhibitions, which was given by Rafael Acuña Castillo, President of the Modern Philatelic Commission of the Spanish Federation, FESOFI.
In his presentation, he dealt with different aspects of this recent class of competition, from his antecedents to his new implantation at world and national level, the study of the FIP guidelines, the Spanish regulations, numerous illustrated examples that served to try to give ideas to all the attendees and interested in their approach.
Mr. Acuña highlighted the diversity of materials, printing techniques and special items that have been incorporated in the design of current stamps, as well as the study of new postage stamps, current postal cards in Spain (ATMs) and current postmarks, such as elements of postal history, which can be used to start building a collection of Modern Philately, according to the guidelines and regulations. The conference was illustrated with a large number of slides who’s content among those attending the event, generated a fruitful and interesting contrast of opinions and contribution of ideas.
Well known international philatelists also attended the Seminar
The seminar finished with a series of questions for debate, which were discussed actively, whose main purpose was to encourage and increase the participation and development of new collections, in this kind of philatelic competition.