The important event “London 2022”, sponsored by the FIP, already planned in 2020 and postponed to 2022 due to the epidemic, ended on February 26th. It has seen the absolute excellence of an Italian collector, Vittorio Morani, who won the International Grand Prix and that of the best collection in postal history. In fact, his collection “Tuscany 1836 to UPU. Letter mail in, from and to Tuscany: route, rates and charges ”scored 97 points. A great satisfaction, given the importance of the English event, which is usually organized every five years.
In the Aerofilatelia class, the best collection prize was awarded to the Norwegian Bjorn A. Schoyen, who obtained 95 points with his collection “First United Kingdom aerial post 1911 – The first Sustained Air Mail Service in the world”.
In this event, which due to its large size took place in two sessions, the Italian team as a whole had excellent results, winning 6 golds (three in Postal History, one in Traditional Philately, one in Aerofilatelia, one in Open Philately ) and 3 large golds (two in Postal History, one in Aerofilatelia). Many other collectors, present for the first time with their collection in the international field, have obtained a score that will allow them to be present at a subsequent international with a higher number of frames, from five to eight. This too, for many of them must be seen as a success.
In the group of Italians there were also four collectors of aerophilathelia, all members of our Association, who also obtained excellent results:
- Ferdinando Giudici “Jacquard” – Souvenir du siege de Paris 1870-1871. Private mail transported by Ballon-Montés during the Prussian siege, 95 points (OG);
- Luca Restaino – The Balbo Cruise in 1933, 93 points (V);
- Flavio Riccitelli – The Italian South Atlantic Air Mail Service of LATI (1939-1941), 90 points (O);
- Alberto Savio – Italy: interrupted flights mail, 86 points (LV).
To them goes our applause and the wish to improve themselves in the next exhibitions.