(pcp-wm) To see an “Erlking” in philately is hardly conceivable. This was made possible by Phil*Creativ Verlag, which has been publishing a book manuscript by Dr. Wolf Hess entitled “Postal History Finland. From the early beginnings to the entry of Russia into the UPU”.

Although this was still a working manuscript, on the occasion of Dr. Hess’ 75th birthday the publishing house had printed the upcoming book in a “Preliminary edition” with one copy for the author. Already in mid-January 2020, the renowned Swedish philatelist Jonas Hällström RDP, an eminent expert on Finland philately, visited the Schwalmtaler Verlag and wrote a review of the book under the title “A New Milestone Handbook”. This book is a must for every philatelist and postal historian of Finnish philately. It contains invaluable facts and figures, a census of the most important jewels of Finnish philately and the ultimate key to understanding the routes and postal rates to various destinations worldwide.

The final version of the approximately 300-page hardcover book will be presented at LONDON 2020 in May. It will be available for 69 euros plus postage from Phil*Creativ Verlag, Vogelsrather Weg 27, 41366 Schwalmtal, Germany, Tel. ++ 49/ (0) 21 63 / 48 66, e-mail: faktura@philcreativ.de.