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13.01.2011 - ‘Everything a collector needs!’
In March a new book, titled ‘Alles, was der Sammler braucht!’ (‘Everything a collector needs!’) will be published by the AIJP’s President, Wolfgang Maassen.
This new volume in the series ‘Tips

In March a new book, titled ‘Alles, was der Sammler braucht!’ (‘Everything a collector needs!’) will be published by the AIJP’s President, Wolfgang Maassen.
This new volume in the series ‘Tips for Stamp Collectors’ will contain some 250 pages, all dedicated to things tha a stamp collector really needs. Of course the book deals with material products (including price comparisons of these products), but it also offers interesting information about safety, insurance, shopping, advice and other intangibles, like preservation and conservation.
The author does not hesitate to deal with controversial matters, for instance like the ongoing debate about the use of PVC for storing philatelic objects. He offers alternatives, mentions concrete sources and delivers comparisons.
Especially in our times, where consumer protection is more important than ever, this book can help almost every collector to avoid ‘philatelic harm’. Those AIJP colleagues writing for philatelic magazines can obtain a free review copy of the book by sending an email message to wm@philcreativ.de; when doing so, please provide details about the publication you intend to publish your review in, as well as the address the book has to be sent to. The book, that will be printed in full-colour, will probably cost about 25 Euros and will be available from March 2011.
AIJP members ordering the book before its official publication date will profit from a rebate of about ten percent of the vending price.