The Hermes Awards were established by the Hellenic Post (ELTA) in 2005. In November 2006, at the National Philatelic Exhibition Karditsa 2006 awards ceremony, Moses Constantinis, Philatelic Advisor to the Hellenic Post, presented the 2006 Hermes Award to the Hellenic Philatelic Society and to Michalis Tsironis for a lifelong contribution, as well as to Andreas Karabinas for organising the exhibition in Karditsa.