Link collection towards the preservation of private collecting

28.07.15 | Kategorien: News, Articles

The Commissioner for Culture and Media of the German Federal Government is preparing an amendment of the German Act towards the Protection of Cultural Heritage (Kulturgutschutzgesetz; KultgSchG). German news outlets are covering the act’s financial effects on collectors of e.g. valuable paintings. What has hardly been mentioned so far is the fact that all German collectors and dealers specializing in objects starting from EUR 100 (“archaeological objects”) or respectively EUR 2,500 will be affected by the amendment. ...mehr

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Appeal by “CoinsWeekly” editor-in-chief Ursula Kampmann

28.07.15 | Kategorien: News, Articles

We are using a web-based petition to try and demonstrate how many people support private collecting in Germany. After we published the petition online on Tuesday afternoon I sent out an e-mail to some colleagues and friends, and that was when all hell broke loose. Phone calls and e-mails kept flooding in from people thanking us and asking how they could help the cause. This is something we cannot be grateful enough for as my own small network will never manage to collect the 120,000 signatures needed for the German Federal Diet (Bundestag) to attend to the petition’s appeal. ...mehr

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Online petition for preserving the right to privately collect

28.07.15 | Kategorien: News, Articles

Dear collectors, as some of you may have heard already, the Commissioner for Culture and Media of the German Federal Government is currently preparing an amendment of the German Act towards the Protection of Cultural Heritage (Kulturgutschutzgesetz; KultgSchG). We are therefore asking you to sign the following online petition which we support in its entirety. It will only take you a few minutes to help towards an internationally open trade. Please feel free to sign either with your name or anonymously. ...mehr

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A great friend of Dresden has left this world: Peter Rickenback!

26.06.15 | Kategorien: News, Articles

(wm) Encounters with this man were always impressive despite of Dresden-born Peter Reichenbach being very humble and not the tallest. Rickenback as he was known passed away on June 11, 2015 in London. He grew up in a lawyer's family and had to leave due to his Jewish origin in 1936. After constantly escaping from the nazis for three years he managed to emigrate to England where he was granted citizenship and the right for permanent sojourn in 1945. In the same year he established the Waltham Stamp Company with a successful focus on German stamps. Rickenback became famous throughout the world as a philatelist and supporter of his hometown of Dresden. He cultivated numerous specialized collections including Dresden postal history (local post), Dresden post cards and Dresden ad stamps, the latter of which he donated to the Dresden town museum in 2006. His memberships include the Berlin Philatelist Club of 1888 (since 1956) as well as the Association for Saxony Postal History and the Dresden Philatelic Association (both since 1948). Rickenback also served as a board member of the British Philatelic Trader Society and was among the first board members of the British Philatelic Federation. He was also a revered member of the World Association of Philatelic Journalists and Authors (AIJP). In 1953 Rickenback edited the first English philatelic journal for Germany, the "German Philatelic Review", for four consecutive years until 1957. In 1955 he collaborated with Joachim Hosang on the "Stamps in Battledress" paper. Later on he contributed his knowledge to numerous German philatelic books. Until the very end he continued his research on various topics regarding his hometown of Dresden. ...mehr

London 2015: Vol. 18 of the new FFE journal published

27.05.15 | Kategorien: News, Articles

(wm) For the second time in a row Jonas Hallström is overseeing the edition of a new volume for an established book series published by the Swedish Postiljonen company, supported by the AIEP, an international association of philatelic experts and sponsored by renowned international auction houses. ...mehr