The following message has been received from the Netherlands Federation:
We are very sad to inform you that our President, Mr Hans Kraaibeek, has died at the age of 58. The last months Hans had health problems and he died on Tuesday June 23.
In Hans we loose a very nice person with a great passion for philately. He will be surely missed in the world of philately. Our organization also looses a good President with a broad vision of the progress of philately.
We wish his wife and son a lot of strength with this great loss.
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