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“The fraud scandal surrounding the Gerbrunn stamp dealer Peter Fech continues. The well-known dealer has been under suspicion for many years, in particular regarding the large-scale distribution of forged or faked stamps at fairs in Germany.” With this announcement, the Federal “BUND FORUM” ( informs its readers about a criminal investigation in Würzburg.

We advise all collectors who purchased stamps with BPP expertising marks from the accused to submit them for checking by the appropriate BPP expertisers.


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

BPP Expert wanted!

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.