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18.08.2017 - Peter Fischer's Encyclopedia of GDR Associations Volume 2 has been published

(wm) The second volume of the monumental work „Die organisierte Philatelie in SBZ und DDR (1945–1990)" („The organized philately in the Soviet Occupation Zone (SOZ) and the German Democratic Republic [1945-1990]”), written by Peter Fischer, will be officially presented on 8 September. The presentation will be made during a meeting of the German chapter Consilium Philatelicum, on German Philatelic Day in Wittenberg. But the book has already been printed and is available now.
The first volume, with more than 500 pages, has already been published at the end of May. The second volume, also in color, adds another 400 pages to the same main subject. The content of this part deals with youth philately, further education and the public relations activities of the former „Philatelistenverband im Kulturbund der DDR“. Detailed chapters are devoted to the important publications and the role of the philatelic experts of those times. This is followed by detailed studies on previous exchange opportunities, trade matters, philatelic auctions, the GDR’s “Deutsche Post” and awards. In individual appendixes, the biographies of well-known philatelists from the period are acknowledged, but also important documents about the philatelic history of the SOZ and the GDR are reproduced as facsimiles.
Die organisierte Philatelie in SBZ und DDR (1945–1990) Volume 1 and volume 2 are available now for 65 euros (volume 1) and 55 euros (volume 2), p&p excluded. On request (please write to w.maassen@philcreativ.de for this option), both volumes can be handed over personally during the book presentation of Consilium Philatelicum on 8 September, where author Peter Fischer will also be present and sign books on request.
For more information please contact Phil*Creativ Verlag, 41366 Schwalmtal, Vogelsrather Weg 27 (Germany), Fax +492163/30003, e-mail faktura@philcreativ.de. Delivery will take place after your payment has been made.