The sad news reaches us of the death of Alviero Battistini, secretary for over thirty years of the CIFT (Italian Center for Thematic Philately) and a point of reference for all fans of Thematic Philately. Always kind and helpful, Alviero was well known throughout the philatelic environment and with excellent relations with the various associations. In addition to being a national juror of thematic philately, he has been FSFI commissioner in dozens of exhibitions, a role always performed with great efficiency. As a collector, his great passion for the theme of Europe was known, whose collection has been awarded internationally.
Our deepest condolences go out to his family and we are very close to the friends of CIFT for this great loss.