The board of the BPP has suspended the expertizing activities of Dr. Knut Heister (Excpert area: Venezuela) at the BPP with immediate effect until 31.12.2020 by a unanimous board decision. According to the statutes, the ordinary membership of Dr. Heister ends on 31.12.2020.
BPP Experts wanted!
As a specialized collector, have you ever toyed with the idea of using your knowledge to become a stamp expert? Or have you ever been annoyed by an expert and thought: what he can do, I can do at least as well?
If one of the points applies, maybe just you are the ideal candidate to strengthen our ranks! We are constantly anxious to look for new members for our federation internationally recognized for 61 years, which satisfy our requirements. From small beginnings the BPP grew to the largest national stamp expert federation.
We are also anxious to find experts for still “unoccupied” areas. The “Michel” catalogues, in whose appendix all expert areas are listed, provide an indication of this. We have an age limit: you should be under 65.
If you are interested, we offer a non-binding “trial seminar” on 25.1.2020 in Mülheim/Ruhr, where you can get a first impression of the tasks of an stamp expert. Short lectures give an overview of the requirements for interested parties of the modern age, semi-classics and classical expert areas. Afterwards there will be enough time for answering your questions or for a personal discussion with active experts. In any case, we would be pleased to meet you! And don’t worry: all active BPP experts started as “normal” collectors!
The participation is free of charge, the registration fee of 20,- serves to cover the catering costs on the seminar day (10 – 17 o’clock). Your registration must be made by the end of November. Since we want to take ourselves much time for you, the circle of participants is limited. After your registration a written confirmation of participation will be sent to you – only after that the mentioned costs have to be transferred. We are happy to answer any questions you may have by telephone (+49 951 – 4 26 20) or by email: email@example.com or via the BPP office (+49 7732 – 5 24 12), Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration for the BPP seminar on 25.1.2020 in the rooms of the auction house Rauhut & Kruschel, Werdener Weg 44, 45470 Mülheim.
|10.00 o’clock||Greetings by BPP President
Christian Geigle, Grünwald.
Presentation of BPP and its importance
|10.45 o’clock||“Requirements and expectations
to experts”, “Processing a
consignment” (P. Sem)
|11.30 hrs||Comparative collection, records,
Archive and literature” (C. Geigle)
|12.30 hrs||Lunch break (Rauhut company serves
you with “cold cuisine” and drinks)
|13.30 hrs||“Technical aids of the experts”
|14.15 hrs||“My way to the BPP membership”
|14.30 hrs||Question Time. In between coffee break.
End around 17 o’clock.
Hotel Thiesmann nearby offers rooms for 85,- -. Please book until 10.12.19 directly under keyword “BPP-Seminar” (at your cost):
Hotel Thiesmann 0208- 30 68 90
Advanced training seminar for BPP Experts in Pullach
The sun was rare this weekend, but instead it rained almost continuously in Pullach near Munich when eight BPP Experts gathered for a further training seminar at the “Hotel Seitnerhof” on 21 and 22 July.
The two lecturers, President Christian Geigle and Vice President Dr. Peter Provinsky, galloped with them through the newly created “Auditor’s Handbook” with its many regulations, in which the BPP regulates the work of its members, their relationship among themselves and their duties towards the association.
“In addition to the specialist knowledge that every BPP examiner must have for his field of study, we also want to draw attention to the association as an important institution for philately. Without a well-organized and reliable auditing system, philatelic trade would become more difficult, and probably even impossible in many areas. Here I see our task for collectors, dealers and auctioneers”, said BPP President Geigle on the fringes of the conference.
This is the fifth time that the BPP has successfully held such a seminar in recent years, in Berlin, Bonn and Munich. “Each participant contributes to the discussions. In the end, all of us, including the lecturers, go home smarter than we came,” said a satisfied Vice Dr. Provinsky on Sunday afternoon. “These seminars should be an integral part of our annual schedule.”
This year’s clear focus was the newly created “Guideline for the preparation of certificates, findings and brief reports”. But also the correct handling of test consignments and their senders, the calculation of test fees and possibilities for reducing the test duration took up a large amount of space.
“I was already here a few years ago, but I wanted to update myself again after expanding my expert area to the GDR. I really enjoyed the two days with my colleagues,” said a satisfied Dr. Ruscher before returning to Berlin.
The participants of the seminar in Pullach (from left to right): Carl Aage Möller, Bogdan Pelc, Christian Geigle, Günter Wagner, Dr. Peter Provinsky, Michael Haslau, Dr. Alexander Zill (Dr. Karsten Ruscher is missing)
Two winners of the Köhler Prize passed away
At the end of 2017, two important philatelists of the 20th century passed away: Paolo Vollmeier (died November 30,2017) and Zbigniew Mikulski (died December 28,2017). Both were winners of the Köhler Prize (in 2002 and 2000) and were among the most important philatelists of the last decades. Numerous publications, extensive expertise and an international reputation have distinguished them both. We will honor their memory.
Zbigniew Mikulski in 2000 at the awarding of the Köhler Prize, next to a picture of the founder Volker Parthen, who had died a few weeks before. (Picture: Van Loo)
Urs Hermann from Liestal/Switzerland, on his own request, will be ending his BPP expertizing activities in the area “Switzerland 1850 – 1883” on the 31.12.2017. We would like to thank Urs Hermann for 14 years of successful work in our association and wish him all the best. He will continue to work for the Swiss Experts Association SBPV.