FEPA Certificate of Appreciation 2021
Verein für Briefmarkenkunde Frankfurt am Main von 1878 e.V. (Germany)
The “Verein für Briefmarkenkunde Frankfurt“, one of the oldest societies in Germany, is devoted to the study of philately in all its aspects. Since its foundation in 1878 the society has continuously pursued its goals by running a huge library (currently about 25,000 units) and monthly talks to support all kinds of research activities. These are not limited to the study of stamps but include their history as well as postal documents, letters, postal routes and taxation. The seat of “Kunde” is Frankfurt am Main, the individual members are regionals as well as collectors from all over Germany and abroad. Its contribution to German philately is very important, and it was deeply involved in the foundation of BDPh. The national exhibition in 1953 and the NAPOSTA 1978 and 1989 were also largely organised by “Kunde”.