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Karl-Franz Lindner

Karl-Franz Lindner

PHILATELIC CURRICULUM VITAE

LINDNER, Franz-Karl (born 22 June 1950)
married, 3 children
headmaster of the School for blind and visually impaired at Soest

Collector since childhood

Specializing:

  • Postal history:
    • Maritime Mail – Mail from aboard of Submarines and submarine-departments
    • Letters for the Blind – Cécogrammes (international)
    • Postal history of the German town “Timmendorfer Strand”
  • Thematic: blindness, eyes, ophthalmology
  • Picture postcard: Timmendorfer strand

Memberships:

  • Soester Briefmarkenfreunde e.V. (since 1975)
  • Poststempelgilde e.V.
  • Briefmarkensammlerverein Trochtelfingen-Gammertingen e.V.
  • ArGe Schiffspost e.V.
  • ArGe Thematische Philatelie in NRW
  • Royal Philatelic Society, London
  • Académie Européenne de Philatélie

Functions - duties:

  • Verein Soester Briefmarkenfreunde e.V.
    • 1979-1984 member of the board
    • 1984-1993 president
  • Verband der Philatelisten in NRW (regional federation Northrhein-Westfalia)
    • 1986 responsible for the public relations
    • 1987/88 secretary
  • Bund Deutscher Philatelisten e.V. (German Philatelic Association)
    • 1988-1991 responsible for the section philatelic research
    • 1991-1997 member of the Board
    • since 1997 vice-president
  • Others:
    • member of the curators of the German Stiftung zur Förderung der Philatelie und Postgeschichte e.V.
    • substitute member of the „Kunstbeirat beim Bundesministerium der Finanzen“

Author:

  • Berühmte Augenärzte auf Briefmarken (1994) [Famous Ophthalmologist shown on stamps]
  • Special thematic articles concerning blindness, eyes – published in special journals
  • Special thematic articles concerning „Letters for the Blind“, „Cécogrammes“ published in „philatelie“ and other national and international journals

Exhibits:

  • Deutsche Marine - Post von U-Boot-Einheiten und -Dienststellen (German Navy – Mail from aboard of submarines and submarine-departments)
  • Die Marinen der Welt - Post von U-Boot-Einheiten und -Dienststellen (The Navies of the World – Mail from aboard of submarines and submarine-departments)
  • Die U-Boote der US-NAVY und ihre Bordpoststempel (The submarines of the US Navy and their cancellations)
  • Die Blindensendung - eine Studie zur deutschen Postgeschichte (Letters for the Blind – a study to the Germyn postal history)
  • Blindensendungen international – von der Gebührenreduzierung zur Gebührenfreiheit (Letters for the Blind international– from reduced fees to free of charge)
  • Blindheit im Spiegel der Briefmarke (Blindness showed on stamps);

Awards:

  • Verein Soester Briefmarkenfreunde e.V.:
    • honorary president
    • Bronze, silver and gold medals
  • Verband der Philatelisten in NRW e.V.:
    • Bronze medal (1981)
    • Silver medal (1989)
  • DPhJ e.V.: (German Philatelic Youth)
    • Silver medal
  • BDPh e.V.:
    • Bronze needle (1983)
    • Silver needle i (1987)
    • Vermeil needle (1990)
    • Gold needle (2003)
  • Others:
    • Walter-Lippens-Medal of the VPhA for achievments in the field of organization (2004)

Others:

  • Exhibition manager of several local and regional exhibitions (e.g.. RHEIN-RUHR-POSTA)
  • Organizer of several SOESTER GESPRÄCHE
  • Responsible for the area of the library of the IPHLA '89.
  • Responsible for the area of philatelic literature in IBRA' 99 and IBRA 09
  • Initiator of the project „School and Philately“
  • Responsible for the website oft he BDPh e.V www.bdph.de
  • Responsible for the website www.deutscher-philatelistentag.de
  • Collaborator concerning the website www.phila-kompass.de
  • Responsible for the website of the PhilaPromotion GmbH
  • Responsible for the fields philatelic research and literature, school and philately, new media etc.