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Thursday 29 June 2017
Inside the Laboratory of a BPP Pruefer
Stefan Berger, the new expert for Armenia appointed by Germany's Bundes Philatelistscher Pruefer, is now open for submissions. He has a very expensive microscope:
and he has the necessary bits of paper and seals to certify your stamps:
Most important of all, he has spent over a decade familiarising himself with Armenian stamps and postal history; with their many forgeries ancient and very modern; and with the contents of major Armenia collections in several countries.
The BPP website is at www.bpp.de and you can contact Stefan there or directly from the information provided below: