Virtual EXFILNA 2020 is a great success

Published on Author Bill Hedley

We are delighted to report that, in spite of all the current COVID restrictions,  the Spanish Federation of Philatelic Societies (FESOFI) and its President Mr García Fernández have succeeded in holding a successful 58th national philatelic exhibition (EXFILNA 2020) virtually. The exhibition took place from 28th October – 1st November 2020.



The scale of their achievement can be seen from the fact that 145 exhibits in 12 different classes were entered, including 31 new exhibits and a total of 11,536 sheets. The exhibits ranged in size between 1, 3, 5 and 8 frames although most fell into the 5 and 8 frame categories. A good spread of medals was awarded including 13 Large Gold and 40 Gold.

The exhibition included a series of presentations and meetings, and the launch of three new Philately notebooks. Number 24, called ‘Desde mi Casa’ (From my House), brought together the philatelic studies that have been published daily on the FESOFI website. Numbers 25 and 26 by Mr Aranaz del Río, Honorary President of FESOFI, were both entitled ‘Nombres para la Filatelia y la Historia  Postal Española’ (Names for philately and Spanish postal history) and contain biographies of 125 leading contributors to philately.

These publications can be downloaded at:

The Catalogue for the exhibition can be seen at: