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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 on Club- National- and International level and won many awards.

I am also a philatelic journalist and member of AIJP www.aijp.org and occasionally write for the “SA Philatelist” and "FORERUNNERS" of the PSGSA in the U.S.

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 available in book form, especially because the collections will rarely been exhibited again in public. The first 26 volumes have been published already since 2018 and are all still available from both of my websites. There will be more to come. Please check more details under the category "Philatelic Books" or on the site of Peninsula Publishers.

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

If you are looking for anything 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 match and excite your own philatelic interests.

Please take a tour to my site and enjoy.

Volker Janssen