Wolfgang Maassen

FEPA Medal 2011 for exceptional philatelic study and research;

Editor in chief of two philatelic magazines and President of the International Association of Philatelic Journalists (AIJP).

Maassen’s “From the First Albums and Catalogues to Publishing Houses of Global Standing” presents a wide and deep research on the history of our hobby seen through the development of that kind of literature the origins of which are inseparably linked with names such as the “Senf Brothers” and Hugo Schwaneberger in Leipzig, Paul Kohl in Chemnitz and Hugo Michel in Apolda. The nearly 800 pages of this study are mainly based on absolutely new sources, and combine both scientific meticulousness and ease of comprehension for the reader.