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19.11.2006 - AIJP Members Are Committed Writers!
On the occasion of the Philatelists’ Day in Bad Reichenhall, AIJP members took the opportunity to present their latest philatelic works during a literary event organized by Consilium Philatelicum.

On the occasion of the Philatelists’ Day in Bad Reichenhall, AIJP members took the opportunity to present their latest philatelic works during a literary event organized by Consilium Philatelicum. Similar to the internationally well-known Académie de Philatélie, the German Consilium Philatelicum is a circle of distinguished philatelists who devote themselves to the exploration and documentation of German philately and philatelic history. Han Vermeulen presented his book “Thurn und Taxis in Baden. Die Kaiserliche Reichspost und Lehenspost in Baden” (Thurn and Taxis in Baden. The Imperial Post Office in Baden), an outstanding reference work that was awarded Gold soon after publication! Christian Springer introduced the results of his co-operation with Horst Diederichs to the public: “Zur Postgeschichte der landesherrlichen Fahrpost im Herzogtum Sachsen-Weimar 1666-1816” (On the Postal History of the Saxe-Weimar Ducal Stage Coach Service 1666-1816), a book that already came out a few years ago but never became broadly known as it is not available in bookshops.

Wolfgang Maassen proudly presented two new publications in his series “Chronik der deutschen Philatelie” (Chronicle of German Philately): “Begeisterung bis zum Exzess. Das Phänomen Erich Stenger” (Enthusiasm at the Border to Excess. The Phenomenon Erich Stenger) and “Licht und Schatten – Liebe und Leidenschaft für Kunst und Philatelie: Ludwig Hesshaimer” (Ludwig Hesshaimer – Light and Dark, Love and Passion for Art and Philately). With these high quality publications, the author leaves a memorial to two well-known philatelists of outstanding merit, particularly as the discovery of so far unknown diaries casts further light on the lives and thoughts of Hesshaimer and Stenger.

At the end of October 2006, a third publication by the same author came out in a special brochure by the Zeppelin Working Group: “Das Parahyba-Provisorium Brasiliens” (The Parahyba Provisional of Brazil).