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Gerhard Krischke, Hanover, has died

A few days ago we received news of the death of our member of many years Gerhard Krischke, who died in Hanover at the age of 84.

Krischke was a BPP expertiser for occupation issues of the Second World War from 1978 until his age-related retirement in 2000. He was considered one of the leading authorities on this exciting period in German philately and was for decades a reliable partner of collectors, dealers and auctioneers in matters regarding the genuineness and quality of these issues, some of which are among the most susceptible to forging.

Even after his retirement from the BPP, Gerhard Krischke remained an internationally highly respected expert and promoter of his successors, and was repeatedly sought-after for advice in difficult situations.

We extend our sympathy to his wife and children. We will remember him with honour.


Dr. Heister suspended

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

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As a specialized collector, have you ever toyed with the idea of using your knowledge to be an stamp expert? Or have you ever been annoyed by an expert and thought: what he can do, I can do at least as well!

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 examiners 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.