Freedom of the press – a precious commodity

Freedom of the press – a precious commodity

(aijp/pcp-wm) On 2 January 2020, Deutsche Post issued a special stamp on the subject of “Freedom of the press”, which was long overdue in view of the events taking place around the world. Year after year, journalists are hindered, persecuted, arrested and...
Retro is on – a new MICHEL album

Retro is on – a new MICHEL album

(pcp-wm) As is well known, MICHEL always has his ear to the ground and picks up on trends that he knows how to translate into independent, sometimes unusual productions. This is also the case with a new stock book from the publishing house. Now, stockbooks are truly...

German literature exhibitors present at LONDON 2020

(pcp-wm) The Chairman of the Organising Committee, Frank Walton, announced that the literature class at the exhibition LONDON 2020 would probably be the largest ever at this event. The number of registrations received by the end of 2019 should have confirmed his...
NEW REPORTS Dr. Andreas Birken: Hyderabad

NEW REPORTS Dr. Andreas Birken: Hyderabad

(pcp-wm) This study by the author, who died a few weeks ago, was recently published as Research Report 7 of the Research Association for India and South Asia in the BDPh e. V. After Research Report No. 6 (“The Postage Stamps of Bhopal 1872-1908”), Birkens...
Loss of an expertise shipment

Loss of an expertise shipment

(pcp-wm) As reported by a German auction house, some valuable pieces have been lost in the mail on their way to the examiner. Since it cannot be ruled out that the theft is involved, eligible circles are asked for attention and support. It concerns 13 pieces from the...
AEP Congress in Monaco 30 November 2019

AEP Congress in Monaco 30 November 2019

At the annual congress of the European Academy of Philately (AEP) during MonacoPhil on 30 November 2019, President Jean Voruz (Switzerland) presented his annual report.

Princely Award for German Philatelic Historian W. Maassen

Princely Award for German Philatelic Historian W. Maassen

During the Monacophil Gala Dinner, attended by Prince Albert II and Princess Caroline of Monaco, two renowned philatelists were awarded by Princess Caroline and Prince Albert with II the Albert II Medal. The first went to Michael Sefi LVO from Great Britain, the...