(wm) Many stamp collecting clubs offer far more than just the exchange of stamps or regular moments on which their members can meet. They maintain a regular professional program with exciting topics and with lectures given by well-known speakers. Take for instance the German association called “Verein für Briefmarkenkunde 1878 e.V.” in Frankfurt am Main. On 21 November 2017 Rainer von Scharpen will present lecture about the so-called perfins (perforated initials). There have been times that collectors regarded stamp with such tiny holes as worthless. How different things are today!
The place where Rainer von Scharpen will adress the members of the aforementioned stamp association and everyone else who is interested in the subject will be the PHILA library Heinrich Köhler, Langer Weg 16-18, 60489 Frankfurt am Main in Germany. Originally, the lecture was planned for the 7th of November, but due to technical reasons it will take place two weeks later, on 21 November 2017. Contact: H. Krug, Telephone 069/78800983. Guests are always welcome!