Unfortunately, we have to announce the death of our senior member Tilo Rismondo, who died a few days ago at the age of 78 years. Mr. Rismondo became a member of the BPP in 1990 in the course of the reunification and has since then worked with great passion and expertise in the areas “Saxony” and “Austria”. A sudden serious illness forced him to give up his expertizing activities in February 2017. He was also unable to attend this year’s general meeting. We would like to thank Tilo Rismondo for 27 years of successful work in the BPP, as an expert and valued colleague, and we will honour his memory. Our sympathy goes out to his wife and family.
Hans-Hermann Paetow, former BPP-Expert for the Generalgouvernement and Bohemia and Moravia, died at the age of 85 years. Mr. Paetow became a member of the BPP in 1992 and was an acknowledged and globally respected expert in his expertizing areas until his retirement in 2008. In the later years he remained closely connected to the BPP as a senior member. The BPP will keep its memory in honor. Our compassion applies to his family.
Dr. Peter Tichatzky, from 1990 to 1999 an active BPP member expertizing DDR, nowadays senior member of the BPP was awarded the “Kalckhoff Medal”, sponsored by the Bund Deutscher Philatelisten, for his extensive literary work.
The board of directors and members of the BPP rejoice with Dr. Peter Tichatzky for winning this award.
On the occasion of SÜDWEST 2016, the BDPh awarded Jörg Maier, the long-time BPP examiner for Chile, his Golden Badge of Merit for his services to German philately. Chile-Maier “, as he is affectionately called by friends, worked as a lawyer for many years as a senior civil servant in Munich. Today, the 75-year-old dedicates himself very intensively to philately and in particular to his work as an examiner and jury member. His own exhibits were often awarded the highest prizes.
The BPP warmly congratulates its member on this prestigious award.