It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Dr Wolf Hess RDP who lost his long battle with cancer on 31 July.
Wolf was a distinguished surgeon and a towering figure in philately in Germany and internationally. A renowned author, exhibitor and international juror, he created many collections and exhibits and was an international judge in traditional philately, postal history, thematics and postal stationery. He won many high awards, and Grand Prix in thematics at HAFNIA in 2001 and in postal history in Sofia in 2009 with ‘Finland Postal History’. He was elected to the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists in 2010 and in 2020 became a member of the Consilium Philatelicum. He was a great friend and helper to many and will be greatly missed.
[photo credit: Wolfgang Maassen]