03.07.2017 - PHILA HISTORICA 2/2017 available for download

(wm) PHILA HISTORICA is the title of a prestigious digital magazine published in the German language that focuses mainly on postal history, philately and philatelic literature. It concerns a high-level magazine that has been awarded the important CG Award in 2013. Each issue of the magazine – there are four of them each year – contains about 250 pages in large (A4) format, and offers illustrations in full-color. In many cases the contributions in the magazine are published for the first time, which makes the contents of PHILA HISTORICA even more interesting.
In the latest issue, published recently, the Editor of the magazine, Wolfgang Maassen, brings the famous ‘King of Philatelists’, Philipp von Ferrari, to the fore; this on the occasion of the fact that this fascinating collector died exactly one hundred years ago. Maassen discusses not only the person of Ferrari himself, but also the – often inaccurate - literature that has been published about this intriguing philatelist. In a further article, he discusses the theme "German Emigrants in New York", also a very interesting subject. He also presents the upcoming exhibitions in Monaco (MonacoPhil 2017) and Sweden (Stockholmia 2019) and offers a thorough review of the "Philatelic Summit" that was held some time ago in Stockholm. Regular readers of the magazine will appreciate the pre-release a part of the series "Who is who in philately?"; it concerns the 2nd part of the letter "K". Another contribution of interest could be an extensive list of philatelic literature rarities, and the same goes for the continuation of Hans-Jürgen Dobiat’s article about the so-called "name sales".
One of the best things about PHILA HISTORICA is that the magazine can be obtained totally free of charge: you may download it at the internet address Although you are not obliged to do so, a small donation to help financing the production of this extensive magazine will be highly appreciated. You will find the details on the aforementioned website.