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About Me

Volker Janssen


Since my early childhood in Germany I loved stamps and could not stop working on my various collections. Over the decades I gained a lot of experience as well as many good contacts with other collectors, dealers, experts and auction houses worldwide.

Although I do not see myself as a typical and professional stamp dealer, I am an advanced and passionate philatelist for many years. I am member of SAPDA, the South African Philatelic Dealers Association. www.sapda.co.za

I always specialised in the stamps of Scandinavian countries and Germany. Since I moved to Cape Town in 1996 I also began to study and collect Southern African stamps like RSA, SWA, SA Union and Pre-1910 Provinces, especially those from the Cape of Good Hope. (I live only 20 min from Cape Point.)

I am an active member of the Royal Philatelic Society of Cape Town and since 2006 Secretary of my home club: Fish Hoek Philatelic Society in my area. Please visit our website: www.fhps.info .

I exhibit my collections at Club- National- and International level.

I am also a philatelic journalist and Member of AIJP www.aijp.org and occasionally write for the “SA Philatelist” and other media.

Since I retired from regular book publishing in 2008 www.peninsulapublishers.com I started to buy and sell stamps and to import philatelic items and accessories from Germany for which I found demand among collectors in South Africa.

I also did not completely gave up publishing and graphic design. In the last few years I have done a few reprints of philatelic books and DVDs of philatelic collections, as well as some private stamp designs and personalized labels, including some essays for possible South African commemorative stamp issues. These are sidelines to promote the variety of classic and modern philately.

The latest project is a new book series, which I called "PHILATELY" - Collections of Stamps. Each A4 volume is presenting a professional collection, of which many have been shown and awarded at National Stamp Exhibitions or internationally and could also be of interest for some other philatelists to have at home in book form, especially because they are rarely been exhibited again in public. The first seventeen volumes have been published already in 2018 and are available from my website. There will be more to come. (Please check more details under the category "Philatelic Books").

All my philatelic activities are now shown on this website which will be extended and updated constantly.

If you are looking for anything special or not so special, or if you have any question feel free to call or email me. (See contact page for details.)

Since 2015 I am running my business as a CC, which means if you are VAT registred or a fellow dealer you can get a tax-invoice from me and claim back the 15% VAT from SARS.

I sincerely hope that you will become a regular visitor of my website and find items that excite your own philatelic interests.

Please take a tour to my site and enjoy.

Volker Janssen