THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF STAMP DEALERS ASSOCIATIONS
LA FÉDERATION INTERNATIONALE DES CHAMBRES SYNDICALES DES NÉGOCIANTS EN TIMBRES-POSTE
35 years experience as professional philatelist. Richard has special expertise in British Africa and Cape of Good Hope as well as Commonwealth Proofs and Specimens. An exhibitor of Cape of Good Hope (various collections) to Large Gold level and an active Nationally accredited Philatelic Judge, invited to sign the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists of Southern Africa in 2004. A past President of the South African Philatelic Dealers Association (SAPDA) and since 2007 a Board member of the International Federation of Stamp Dealers Associations, Zurich (IFSDA), presently as President which position he has since 2012. Additionally he has membership in the Swiss Stamp Dealers Association (SBHV), American Philatelic Society (APS), Australasian Philatelic Traders' Association (APTA) and the Philatelic Traders Society, UK (PTS).