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The distinguished philatelist Nia Stratou
The distinguished philatelist Nia A. Stratou was the daughter of the industrialist, politician and painter Georgios Isaias and wife of the politician Andreas Stratos.
She was particularly distinguished for her public benefit action. During World War II, she served as a volunteer nurse at the Red Cross. He founded the Rural Children Villages for children who had been repatriated from Eastern European countries and the “Macedonian Corner” to disseminate Greek Folk Art and traditional costume. With the death of her husband, she donated most of his rare library to the Gennadios Library.
The establishment of a Philatelic and Postal Museum in Greece was a dream of the philatelic community, which Nia Stratou realized. With the donation in 1976 of her house on Fokianou and Pl. Stadium streets, the postal and philatelic history of Greece finally found a house.
In 1993, she contributed to purchasing the Maximum Hellenic Card Collectors Union member’s meeting room with her donation. She was the representative of Greece in the FIP (Fédération Internationale de Philatélie) Postal History Commission, Member of the Board of the Hellenic Federation of Philately (EFE) and Honorary Vice President.
In 1993 she published the book “Andreas Stratos and politics” with memoirs and testimonies of her husband.
- Medal of Excellence (1950)
- Silver Cross of the Greek Red Cross (1968)
- Medal of the Hellenic Philatelic Society (1984)
- Trefonas Award (1990)