Our long and estimated member Dipl.-Ing. Zbigniew Mikulski, RDP, passed away at the end of December 2017.
Mr. Mikulski was a member of the AIEP since 1960, for 57 years, and one of the leading experts worldwide for Poland and Russia. He obtained the Hunziker-Medal in 2003 and many other international awards for his collections and his work. We send our best wishes to his family.
We have the sad notice that our member Johann Ulrich Schmitt from Germany passed away at the end of November 2017. Mr. Schmitt was a respected expert for Bavaria and Greece (local issues such as Epirus, Crete). The AIEP thanks for a lifetime collaboration in the society and sends the closest wishes to his family.
Obituary, our member Lim Sa Bee from Singapore passed away today, he was a great expert and collector. He covered in the AIEP the difficult field of China Postal History. The Association express the closest wishes to the family. RIP.
(Paolo Vollmeier 2004 in Meran at the 50th Anniversary of the AIEP)
Yesterday I got the sad notice that Paolo Vollmeier passed away in silence on November 30. He was a member of the AIEP since 1979, for almost 40 years, and one of the leading experts of the world for pre-adhesive postal history. Paolo has achieved to many merits and awards for the philately to enrol here. The AIEP awarded him the Hunziker-Medal in 2004. I personally was honoured to be a friend of Paolo since more than 25 years, and I followed him as a Hon. Treasurer of the AIEP many years ago. We all learned a lot from Paolo, he was a real gentlemen, a man of research and a collector, a writer and a publisher, a leading figure of worldwide philately. We will miss him very much.
Dr. Thomas Mathà
President of the AIEP
Bozen/Bolzano, December 5, 2017