PHILATELIC CURRICULUM VITAE
Born 10 March 1941 in Cologne, Germany
Handbooks: The Native Postmarks of Nepal, with co-author C. Hepper (1978); The Classic Stamps of Nepal, with co-author F. Vignola (1984), Nepal Postal History (1991). All three handbooks were awarded the Martin Memorial Literature Award, and FIP gold medals. The Postal Markings of Tibet (1996).
In 1980 joined the International Association of Philatelic Experts (A.I.E.P.), recognised as expert for Nepal, Tibet and Jammu & Kashmir. Elected to the Board in 1985, served as President from 1998 to 2005. Published Philatelic Expertising (2004) which was awarded a FIP gold medal.
In 1990s started specialisation in Jammu and Kashmir and Mongolia. Research articles on Jammu and Kashmir, currently working on a handbook for Mongolia.
In 1994 elected to the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists. 2007 awarded Lindenberg Medal.
FIP exhibitions: Classic Nepal (LG); India Used in Nepal (G); Tibet (G); Jammu and Kashmir (G; also FEPA Grand Prix).
FIP juror since 1992, member of FIP Expert Team since 2004.