From day one of their establishment, two philatelic societies in Athens
- the Maximaphilists since 1980, and the Thematics since 1989 - never
ceased to strive for the development and spreading of philately,
with publications, presentations to the public,
participation in exhibitions; i.e. with every method and
Today, the Maximaphilists have the right to feel proud for the more than 1100
maximum cards they have produced, and the Thematics for the
quarterly magazine they have published for at least fifteen years
with remarkable consistency.
The fruit of the exceptional relations between the two societies and the
general necessity for cooperation was the Maxi-Thema 2016
exhibition, held in a nice cultural centre in Nea Philadelphia,
inside the park, with relatively easy access for visitors.
The exhibition featured roughly one hundred frames with exhibits exclusively
belonging to the Thematic Philately and Maximaphily Classes.
The exhibition will be remembered as another initiative aimed at the
acquaintance of philately with the local authorities and the
citizens of a large municipality; a wonderful opportunity for
friends- philatelists to get together, an incentive for the older
exhibitors to renew their exhibits and the younger to invent new
ones, the reactivation of our contacts with the Hellenic Post and
many more such pleasant outcomes. After all, a philatelic exhibition
in which a positive outlook and healthy intentions prevail, can only
produce a positive outcome.
Hellenic Philotelic Society 2001