CG Award 2016

Dear Philatelic Friends,


Each stamp, each envelope has a story to tell – about their country of origin, print, edition, use or theme. And philately, our shared passion, is just as multifaceted as those stories.

Taking the initiative, you follow new re­leases and publications, you analyse and research what is yet to be discovered. Thanks to your own personal effort, we have been creating a great wealth of knowledge which needs to be preserved.

Drawing from more than 30 years of experience in my profession, I know that we constantly experience new discoveries — we live and learn. In my work, I also realise time and again that philatelic publications are of the utmost importance to the preservation of our knowledge.

For this reason, I established the CG International Philatelic Promotion Award, which aims to promote the preservation of philatelic know­ledge by supporting new publications and which was first awarded in 2013. This competition aims to consider print media, digital media and the promotion of young talent as a whole.

The Award Ceremony of the 4th "CG International Philatelic Promotion Award" will be on October 29th, 2016 at 13:30 h on the occasion of the "34. Internationale Briefmarkenbörse Sindelfingen".

Sincerely yours,
Christoph Gärtner