14.04.2010 - BPB Editor John Holman retires
AIJP Member David Beech sends us the following message: Unfortunately the occasional notes that I circulate to philatelic friends and acquaintances usually refer to the passing of another philatelic
AIJP Member David Beech sends us the following message: Unfortunately the occasional notes that I circulate to philatelic friends and acquaintances usually refer to the passing of another philatelic friend. This note refers to the retirement of my cousin John Holman FRPS,L who has recently departed from Royal Mail after twenty-two years.
For much of this time he was the Editor of British Philatelic Bulletin. He had very much developed the Bulletin into probably the best magazine for stamp collectors and philatelists published by any post office. His great achievement was to make it so much more than propaganda for new stamps by including informed articles on varied aspects of philately as well as balanced news features.
John´s ability to produce such a publication is based on his long standing philatelic dedication, experience and understanding; essential rare qualities. John tells me that from May the Bulletin will be produced by an outside company on behalf of Royal Mail. I think that he intends to continue writing in the philatelic press and it will be interesting to see what he has to say. I am sure that we all wish him a long and happy retirement.
The AIJP agrees with David Beech: John Holman has collected much (and deserved) appreciation for his consistent and valuable work for the British Philatelic Bulletin and that over a period of many, many years. We wish John all the best and we hope that he will remain as productive as before.