ACTIVITIES OF THE

PANHELLENIC SOCIETY

OF THEMATIC PHILATELY AND YOUTH

 

Philatelic exhibitions organized by our society

 

  • "20 YEARS CYPRIAN TRAGEDY". Exhibition of stamps and memorabilia, in collaboration with the "Society of Thematic Philatelists of Greece". He was housed at the Cultural Center of New Chalkedona Municipality and was under the patronage of its Major. Duration: 17-23 of July 1994.

  • " '94", Panhellenic Exhibition of Thematic, Aero-astrophilately and Youth, in collaboration with with the clubs "Union of Kifissia Philatelists Olympic Philately" and the "Society of Thematic Philatelists of Greece". It took place at the Cultural Center of the Kifissia Municipality, between 5-9 Nevember 1994

The ex-president of our society N. Kardoulis during the inauguration

ceremony of the Exhibition "IFISSIA '94"

 

  • 4th PHILATELIC EXHIBITION OF YOUTH "PHILO..P", with the collaboration of the "Moschato Cultural Home" and the "Society of Thematic Philatelists of Greece". Duration: 14-17 December 1994.

  • "1st EXHIBITION OF THEMATIC PHILATELY AND PHILATELIC LITERATURE", at the Cultural Center of the Saint Paraskevi Municipality. Duration: 10-17 May 1995.

The ex-president of our society N. Kardoulis and the Gen Secretary G. Karatsalis

guide the Major of Saint Paraskevi Municipality in the exhibits of the

"1st EXHIBITION OF THEMATIC PHILATELY AND LITERATURE"

  •  "1 PANEUBOIC  EXHIBITION OF THEMATIC PHILATELY AND OLD POSTACARDS; CHALKIDA 1995". It was realized between 26 May and 4 June 1995, in collaboration with the "Association of Greek Collectors". The Exhibition took place at the New Town Hall of Chalkida.

The presidents of the two collaborating societies, N.Kardoulis and G.Morfopoulos,

at the inauguration of the "1st PANEUBOIC EXHIBITION OF THEMATIC PHILATELY

AND OLD POSTACARDS, CHALKIDA 1995"

 

  • "SEA AND PHILATELY". Exhibition of Thematic Philately, with the collaboration of the "Panhellenic Maritime Union". It was realized at the Art Hall of the Cultural Center of the Athens Municipality, between 9-16 March 1996.

"SEA AND PHILATELY"

Unofficial sheetlet

  • "HELLENIC SEAS". Exhibition of Thematic Philately, housed at the Cultural Center of the Papagos Municipality, in collaboration with of the "Society of Thematic Philatelists of Greece". Duration: 26 June to 7 July 1996.

"HELLENIC SEAS"

Unofficial sheetlet

 

  • "AGIOI ANARGYROI 97". Exhibition of Thematic Philately and old postcards, in collaboration with the "Association of Greek Collectors"It took place at the Cultural Center of the Saints Anargyroi Municipality between 12-20 April 1997.   

 

  • "AGIOI ANARGYROI  - CHRISTMAS 97". Exhibition of Religious Stamps, in collaboration with the "Society of Thematic Philatelists of Greece", under the patronage of the Municipality of the Saints Anargyroi. It took place between 13-21 December 1997, at the Cultural Center of the above Municipality.

"AGIOI ANARGYROI  - CHRISTMAS 97"

Unofficial sheetlet of the exhibition

  • "IFISSIA '98". Panhellenic Philatelic Exhibition. It took place at the Cultural Center of the Kifissia Municipality, between 3-8 April 1998, in collaboration with the societies: "Union of the Kifissia Philatelists" and the "Union of Greek Collectors of Maximum Cards".

 

Giving a souvenir diploma to the Major of Agioi Anargyroi Municipality
during the exhibition
"AGIOI ANARGYROI  - CHRISTMAS 97".

  • "AGIOI ANARGYROI 98".  Panhellenic Philatelic Exhibition of Youth. It was realized between 9-16 September 1998 and was housed at the Cultural Center of the Saints Anargyroi Municipalty.

"AGIOI ANARGYROI 98"

Unofficial sheetlet

 

  • "REMANDINGS FROM CONSTANTINOPLE".  Philatelic Exhibition realized at the Municipality of Kalithea, in collaboration with the "Society of Constantinopolites", between 28 September and 2 October 1998.

  • "PHILOTHEI 99". Exhibition of Thematic Philately and old postcards, in collaboration with the "Association of Greek Collectors". It took place at the Cultural Center of the Filothei Municipality, between 14-18 May 1999. 

  • ". . . 2000". Exhibition of Thematic Philately and Memorabilia. It was realized in Kalithea Municipality, in collaboration with the "Model "Nipiotrophio" (nurslings foundation) of Kallithea", between 26 and 29 November 2000.

  • "2d PANEUBOIC  EXHIBITION OF THEMATIC PHILATELY AND OLD POSTACARDS, CHALKIDA 2002". It was realized from 3 to 7 April 2002, in collaboration with the "Association of Greek Collectors" and the Municipality of Chalkida. The exhibition was housed at the New Town Hall.

  • "3d PANEUBOIC  EXHIBITION OF THEMATIC PHILATELY AND OLD POSTACARDS, CHALKIDA 2003", in collaboration with "Association of Greek Collectors" and the "Philatelic Union of Chalkida"The exhibition took place at the New Town Hall between 17-21 May 2003.

  • "4th PANEUBOIC  EXHIBITION OF THEMATIC PHILATELY AND OLD POSTACARDS, CHALKIDA 2005", in collaboration with the "Association of Greek Collectors" and the "Philatelic Union of Chalkida"The exhibition took place at the New Town Hall between 22-27 Mars 2005.

 

From "CHALKIDA 2007". The presidents of the collaborating  societies P.Leoussis,

Al.Aesopos and G.Morfopoulos with the Vice-Major of Chalkida Municipality

 

  •  "5th PANEUBOIC  EXHIBITION OF THEMATIC PHILATELY AND OLD POSTACARDS, CHALKIDA 2007". It was realized between 17-21 Mars 2007, in collaboration with the "Association of Greek Collectors" and the "Philatelic Union of Chalkida"The exhibition took place at the New Town Hall.

 "CHALKIDA 2007":   G. Morfopoulos, Maria Anestiou (member), Al. Aesopos, the new

President of  "Chalkida Philatelic Society", ex-Minister Orestes Papastratis, and P. Leoussis

.

  •  "6th PANEUBOIC  EXHIBITION OF THEMATIC PHILATELY AND OLD POSTACARDS, CHALKIDA 2008".
    It was realized between 16-20 October 2008, in collaboration with the "Association of Greek Collectors" and the "Philatelic Union of Chalkida"The exhibition took place at the New Town Hall.

The commemorative present for all the exhibitors

 

"CHALKIDA 2008":   V. Schinas, Director of the Hellenic Post Philatelic Section,
O. Papastratis, President of the
Chalkida
Philatelic Society, the former and the
actual Directors of the Chalkida Post Office C. Raftopoulos and A. Trikas,

M. Constantinis, Hellenic Post Philatelic Consulter, and P. Leoussis

 

 

 

"CHALKIDA 2008":  The Major of Chalkida, Mr Athanasios Zambilis,
inaugurates the exhibition

 

 

"CHALKIDA 2008":  Athenian members of our Club, visitors of the inauguration
 ceremony,
ahead the Town Hall of Chalkida. From the left: George Sparis,
Anna Spari-Patera, Maria Anestiou, P. Leoussis, Vasilis Apostolopoulos,
Aphrodite and Ioachim Chalvatzidopoulos

 

 

OTHER MANIFESTATIONS OF OUR SOCIETY

 

Besides the exhibitions, the PANHELLENIC SOCIETY OF THEMATIC PHILATELY AND YOUTH organized several happenings, like speeches of thematic contain, Christmas celebrations etc.

  One of the most successful similar co-organizations was the Christmas feast of 2006. It was organized in collaboration with the "Philatelists of Athens" and the "Panhellenic Society of Philatelists Employers of the Hellenic Post", and it was realized on Monday, January 23,  at the Postal and Philatelic Museum of Athens. Among the guests were the leadership of the Philatelic Management of the Hellenic Postpresidents and representatives of Philatelic Societies, many philatelists and friends of the three societies.  The program was as follows:

- Salutation of the three collaborating societies' presidents, Th. Galanis, V. Secopoulos and P. Leoussis.

- Speech of the President of the Hellenic Philatelic Federation M. Tsironis, about The stamps issue for the International Olympic Games of 1906, with simultaneous projection of relevant philatelic material.

- Movie projection of short duration (16 minutes), by Th. Galanis, untitled The Olympic Games through the stamps.

- Speech-introduction by P. Leoussis about the history of the musical works composed all over the world  for the stamps, philately, post and postmen, with simultaneous projection of philatelic material.

- First public performance of Mr P. Leoussis' song "Hymn to the stamp", to lyrics by himself. The performance was realized by the Piraeus mix Chorus of Saint Basil church, under the direction of Mr Prodromos Dasigenis, accompanied by the composer on small electric piano. To the audience was allocated diptych containing the partition and the lyrics of the song.

Presenter of the feast was Mr Antony Virvilis.

The whole celebration finished with a small reception.

 

 

 

The presidents of the three societies, P. Leoussis, Th. Galanis and V. Secopoulos

 

A part of the chorus singing the "Hymn to the stamp"


This text will be replaced by the flash music player.

 

Text of the "Anthem to the stamp" in French and Italian languages (by P. Leoussis).

 

HYMNE AU TIMBRE POSTE

Hymne à ta gloire pour toi je chante,
mon petit timbre, papier teinté,
tes grands mérites pour que jhonore,
tes grandes offrandes pour exalter.

Ptite miniature, de par ta grâce
joies me trouvèrent, copains jacquis,
visites, voyages, heures de rêve,
honneurs et coupes, médailles et prix

Refrain
Tu menseignes lordre, la recherche,
tu me fis plus riche, plus prudent
Moi je tai soigné avec tendresse,
pince toujours et loupe en me servant!

Pour tes messages paisibles et sages
dans tout le monde on tapprécie.
Ambassadeur, de lâme unitaire,
mon petit timbre, un grand merci!

Aux mondes superbes dart, desthétique,
de science, dhistoire, tu me conduits.
Petite compagne, depuis lenfance
ta connivence elle me réjouit.
 

    

INNO AL FRANCOBOLLO


A te, colorita piccola carta,
inno glorioso voglio cantar
Il tuo fascino e tutto quanto
che io ti devo per onorar.

Piccola carta, ho dappertutto
intimi amici grazie a te
paesi ho visto, lodi ho vinto,
ore felici, sempre per te

Ritornello:
Savio e più ricco tu mi hai reso
Ordine, ricerca mi hai insegnato
Sempre per amore ti ho curato,
con la pinza, lente e calor.

Ambasciatore della concordia,
deducazione e civiltà,
mandaci sempre messaggi eterni
d'unione, affetto, fraternità.

La tua bellezza mi erudisce
larte, lestetica, gustosità.
Tu mi conduci verso cammini
di riflessione, placidità.

Piccola carta, tu mi accompagni
sin da ragazzo nella virtù.
Il più piccino ma grande amore
della mia vita, lo sai, sei tu.

 

 

Notable is also the contribution of our members to the success  of the Greek exhibitions, competitive or not. In the Panhellenic Exhibition "KARDITSA 2005", for example, the participation was wide, while most of our members were present by person, for one or more days.

Four of the most known Greek thematic collectors, present at the
"KARDITSA 2005" Exhibition
.  From the left: Th. Apergis (board member),
. Chalvatzidopoulos (checking committee), P. Kangelaris (Vice-President)
and P. Leoussis

 

The New Year cake of 2009

 

The friendly societies The Philatelists of Athens and The Panhellenic Society of Thematic Philately and Youth have a long history of collaborations. The have many times co-organised exhibitions, speeches and other philatelic manifestations, and co-celebrated the traditional feast of New Year. The good relationship of the two clubs accentuate such from the closed friendship of the two clubs presidents Mrs. V. Secopoulos and P. Leoussis, as from the presence of many years of the second in the secretariat of the Philatelists of Athens.

The common New Year feast of this year was a particularly successful manifestation. The warm and hospitable place of the Postal and Philatelic Museum of Athens received presidents and members of Athenians clubs, and a lot of members and friends of the two clubs. The Hellenic Postal authorities were represented by Messers Basil Schinas, Director of Philately, and Moses Constantinis, Consulter of Philately. The president of the Hellenic Philatelic Federation Mr. Anthony Virvilis was also present.

The manifestation, after the salutations and welcomes, continued with a speech of our clubs president Mr. P. Leoussis and subject "The History of Thematic Philately", accompanied and documented by a projection of philatelic material.

The main points of the speech were the followings:

Birth of the stamp and philately (introduction)

Birth of thematic philately

Creation of a virtual collection under the name "he wheat, from the tillage to the fruit, through the observation of the stamps pictures (this collection is presented in the form of article in the Bulletin No 36, which is distributed to the participants).

The pioneers of thematic philately

International thematic movements

Thematic philately in Greece

Material that thematic philately uses

Presentation of selected pages of awarded thematic collections of our clubs members and of multiprized foreigners.

The simplified and absolutely coherent way that the theme was presented seamed to have satisfied the audience, philatelic or not.

The cutting of the New Year cake and a small dinner followed.

Unexpected event of the feast was the unexpectedly big coming of people that had as result the non sufficiency of wine and dishes.

 

The two presidents cutting the New Year cake

 

Partial view of the participants in the New Year feast

 

The colloquist during his speech

 

 

The New Year cake of 2010

From the 2010 New Year feast

 

2010. President Mr P. Leoussis during his speech "The Tango and its history through the stamps"

 

2011. From the speech History of the Hellenic Music through the stamps  

 

2011. President Mr . Sfikas (Philatelic Society of Athens) receives the piece of festal cake from Mr P. Leoussis, seen by Messrs V. Secopoulos and V. Petrocheilos (Treasurer of Hellenic Philatelic Federation and our club).

 

2012. Meeting of the two presidents before the beguine of the speech "National Anthems and Patriotic Songs".

2012. The President of te Hellenic Philatelic Federation Mr. A. Virvilis prefaces the event

 

2013. From Mr Leoussis speech History of the Operetta through the stamps

 

2014. Vice President Mr P. Cangelaris, Mr V. Scopoulos and V. Petrocheilos  during the festal cake ceremony

 

2014. From Mr Leoussis speech The history of the Italian Opera through the stamps (19.01.2014)

 

2015. From Mr Leoussis speech The birth of Cinema and its evolution in Hollywood, through the stamps
given at the hall of the Society of the Greek Litterary Men
(12/01/2015).

 

2015. Philatelists and friends: a view of the audience

 

2016. The cutting the New Year cake

2016.  View of the audience during the speech Musicals birth and evolution through the stamps