BFV Cosmos has an engagement to its members to procure all informations and tips needed to build up a nice and good astrophilatelic exhibit, according the Special Regulations and Guidelines for Astrophilately, as presented by F.I.P. (Fédération Internationale de Philatélie).
Board members of BFV Cosmos are active in the Royal Federation of Philatelic Circles in Belgium, the Provincial Philatelic Circles and in F.I.S.A. (Fédération Internationale des Sociétés Aérophilatéliques).
BFV Cosmos provides jury members on astrophilately for local, national and international exhibitions.
If you want to join us, please have a look a our contact page.
We have more than 45 years of experience in astrophilately !
BFV Cosmos was founded in December 1971 in Gent on December 19th 1971 after some spaceflight enthousiasts got together and exchanged ideas on collecting space stamps and covers.
This new stamp club would unite space philatelists in Belgium and abroad and should provide services to the members and look for their interests.
Help promoting philately and especially promote space philately, without interference or moral coercion to the members.
The new society would also publish a magazine to keep contact between the board and the members. This publication should be a source of information on scientific and spaceflight activities, give advice on philatelic and astrophilatelic items and communicate on activities in the club.
In the early 1972, the number 1 issue was published as
" Cosmos - Tijdschrift voor ruimtevaart filatelie "
" Cosmos - Magazine for space philately "
The main article in this new philatelic magazine was written by the late Raoul Vanderstockt and entitled "Why this new postal stamp society ? "
Cosmos Express was published originally on the larger folio format, changed in the eighties to the more accepted A4 format.
The # 152 of February 2001 was the first published in the handy A5 booklet format and as of # 180 in February 2008 color was used on the front page.
Board members of BFV Cosmos worked together with international astrophilatelists as members of S.A.F.A. in preparing the new Regulations and Guidelines for Astrophilately, finally accepted at the F.I.P. Congress in 1985. In 1987, BFV Cosmos published a complete magazine on these new Regulations and Guidelines for Astrophilately.
Section for Astrophilately in the F.I.P. Commission for Aerophilately - 1985
Team Leader :
Stefan Bruylants and Dirk Frimout in 2003
Members of BFV Cosmos at the Honouring Ceremony for Frank De Winne in 2010