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. Joachim Helbig, Aschheim,

is terminating his expertising activity from 15.02.2015 for the area of Sudan.

Expertising activity for the areas ...

  • European North-South Transits
  • Bavaria: 1876-1911 (Coat of Arms - pfennig period), 1876-1920 (pfennig period)
  • Air mail stamp Michel No. F I and Air mail postal stationery Michel Nos. LP 1 – 2
  • INFLA postmark expertising (1914-20)

... will continue as before.

Mr Jean-Claude Marchand, Geneva,

has a new email address:

Dr. Raymond Goebel, Luxembourg

Dr. Raymond Goebel, expertising areas France – prephilately, France – 1849-1900, France – general colonial is suspending his expertising activities until further notice.

Prof. Dr. Udo E. Klein, Wilnsdorf

Our long-standing member Prof. Dr. Udo E. Klein died on 2 November in his 83rd year.

From 1992 until reaching retirement age in 2007 Professor Klein was an expertiser for the territories of Estonia, Lithuania, Memel and Marienwerder.

We will remember him as a great expert in these collecting areas.

Mr Karl-Albert Louis, Wiesbaden

Expertising area: Great Britain Michel Nos. 1 -101 (without official stamps)

For professional reasons, expertising activity is suspended until 01.11.2016.

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