Welcome to AS.CO.FLAM.ES
BY JOINING AS.CO.FLAM.ES., you will be part of a national association created on April 21, 1968, specializing in the collection of postal flames of obliteration and in the postal mechanization of mail transport; governed by the law of 1901. It is affiliated to the French Federation of Philatelic Associations under number 597-IC / S. Member of the Groupement of Specialized Philatelic Associations and of the Francophone Philatelic Press Association.
Its action is located in all the French departments but it also has members abroad: Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Great Britain, etc.
For an entrance fee of € 2 and an annual fee of € 25, or € 27, you will benefit from 4 major services:
1 - INFORMATION:
three times a year by an important bulletin, exclusively written by flammists, dealing only with the flame and everything related to it: life of the association, various studies, questions and answers, criticism, free ads, sales at net price, free ads, etc. Subscription to this newsletter is included in the annual subscription.
We can send you a specimen ballot for the payment of the shipping costs, ie € 1,05.
2 - DOCUMENTATION:
Catalog loans are always possible, marcophilia, studies on flames, specialization. The list of books in the library is published in the newsletter. Subscribers are granted discounts on the prices of annual subscriptions to philatelic magazines and on the purchase prices of certain catalogs.
3 - CIRCULATIONS:
You can receive them on request. They will allow you to buy the flames you are missing and sell your doubles. The payment of this service is annexed to the statutes.
4 - PERMANENT FLAMES CATALOG BY FRENCH DEPARTMENTS:
You can get the catalogs that the association publishes at the best conditions, but you can also participate in the elaboration of these catalogs. A special circular with the list of available catalogs is sent to those who request it.
5 - A THEMATIC SECTION:
You will be able to participate in the animation of the thematic sections within the framework of the circulation department, either by asking to receive the mailings of the choice in the defined topics, or by making pouches specialized in the same themes.
6 - FINALLY, YOU WILL HAVE THE POSSIBILITY:
To be in constant contact with competent and knowledgeable flame collectors, through the news magazine, or at meetings. Possibly to participate in exhibitions (local, regional or national), and Mecaphils. They are announced in the newsletter. To exchange your duplicates, to improve your collection, and to specialize, thanks to the circulations, the mailings to the choice, to the sales at net price, the free classifieds, etc. To be usefully advised. We have edited a booklet of 40 pages with many pictures, concerning the collection of flames, at the price of 5 € + postage of 0,95 €, that is to say 5,95 €.