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PHILATELIC CURRICULUM VITAE


Albert Boerma

Albert Boerma

PHILATELIC CURRICULUM VITAE

Albert Boerma was born May 3rd, 1922 in Zaandam (The Neth.) He was a professional journalist during most of his life. He was editor foreign countries and acting chief-editor of the Haarlems Dagblad/Oprechte Haarlemmer Courant and a columnist of the Philatelic Exporter for some 20 years.

During World War II he got involved in patriotic activities and on March 31, 1944 he was arrested by the Germans and imprisoned in Scheveningen, Vught and Amersfoort respectively. Eventually he was sent to a concentration camp in Germany. He liberated himself at Tübingen on April 19th, 1945 and joined the allied forces as an interpreter. After resuming his editorial work he became the editor of the Duch philatelic magazine Philatelie in 1960.

He also became a member of the Dutch jury on philatelic exhibitions. In 1969 at Sophia he was appointed as jury member for literature on FIP exhibitions. He was one of the founders of the A.I.J.P. On December 14th 1972 he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society. His main collection was the postal stationary and postal history of Montenegro.

In 1987 at the age of 65 he retired as editor of Philatelie but in 1995 he was appointed as an editor of the philatelic magazine Postzegelrevue which he remained for another five years. Furthermore, during a short period he was the editor of the collectors magazine Mijn Stokpaardje.

For his merits he was awarded with the Dutch Philatelic League Medal in silver and his philatelic magazine Philatelie got the 'Waller' medal.