Australian Philatelic Federation conducts a formal system of
Awards which aim to recognise and honour philatelists and others
who have made a significant contribution to the development
and promotion of philately in Australia. The APF's Award system comprises two main components - the Australian Philatelic
Order Awards and the APF Services to Philately Award (at the National Level) or SPAN.
History of the Australian Philatelic Order
Australian Philatelic Order was established by the APF in 1994
to recognize and honour philatelists who have given distinguished
service to Australian Philately
to Philately at the National Level (SPAN)
The APF Services
to Philately Award (at the National Level) or SPAN was established by the Australian Philatelic Federation
in order to allow the APF, State Councils, Philatelic Societies,
the Philatelic Trade and other organisations and individuals
outstanding service in a specific field, area or program
at the national level;
major contributions above and beyond the stated requirements;
the unwaivering commitment of those who encourage and inspire
people of all ages to become involved in organised philately
in a wide variety of ways.
acronym SPAN reflects the wide span or range that this service can cover. The Award is in the form of a plaque and certificate.