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17.10.2006 - New AIJP Bulletin: a goldmine for literature lovers
In the recently published edition 2006/3 of the AIJP Bulletin – with its more than 100 pages another bumper issue! – a number of issues are discussed, mainly about the production, maintenance and

In the recently published edition 2006/3 of the AIJP Bulletin – with its more than 100 pages another bumper issue! – a number of issues are discussed, mainly about the production, maintenance and presentation of literature. In this last edition of 2006, readers will find a critical review of the international stamp exhibition Washington 2006 and its literature class. Also, a preview of the LIPSIA (Leipzig, Germany, 2007) can be found, accompanied by the integral Official Regulations for this exhibition.

In the regular column ‘Advising Authors’ the main theme this time is ‘research’. A very practical and time-saving method is presented that can be used to extract illustrations that are embedded in a MS/Word file and this in a way that will enable you to use these illustrations in your printed media. As it regards a step by step instruction, not much difficulty is involved.

Aad Knikman writes about the situation in the Netherlands with regard to the philatelic magazines in the low lands, Heinrich Mimberg offers the opportunity to get acquainted with the well-known philatelic library of Frankfurt (Germany) and David Beech, curator of the famous philatelic collections of the British Library, offers a peek into the vast inventory of his department and also has some useful tips for those wishing to conserve their precious books.

As has been the case with earlier editions of the AIJP Bulletin, this issue proves once again that the AIJP not only wants to share useful information as well as expertise with its members all over the world, but also is keen to offer a platform for sharing experiences. When one considers that a membership entitles to receive three issues of the Bulletin every year (in 2006 totaling to about 350 pages), it is easy to observe that the rather modest membership fee (30 Euros a year) opens the road to a wealth of information. Back issues of the AIJP Bulletin can be ordered for 10 Euros each.