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Bureau 2016-2020
 
     
  Chairman

Ralph Ebner
Gasstrasse 9,
D-42657 Solingen
GERMANY

Email: ralph-ebner@t-online.de
  Secretary

Jukka Mäkinen
Ulvilantie 23 C 34
FI-00350 Helsinki
FINLAND

Email: jukka.matias.makinen@gmail.com
 
             
  Bureau member

Ronald E. Lesher
POBox 1663
Easton MD 21601-1663
USA

Email: revenuer@atlanticbb.net
  Bureau member

Darryl Fuller




Email: darryl.fuller@home.netspeed.com.au
 
             
  Bureau member

Károly Szücs
HU-1531 Budapest Pf. 61
HUNGARY

Email: karszu@gmail.com
       
             

THE BUREAU AND ITS MEMBERS

Jukka Mäkinen

Born 1970: Architect M.Sc. specialising in public buildings.
Collecting Interests
Range of interests (too many!): All aspects of the revenues and stamped paper of Finland up to 1920; classic revenues of Sweden 1811-1880, Denmark 1862-1875 and Hungary 1868-1900; revenue essays & proofs of some Latin American countries; the first revenue stamp issue of Orange Free State; postal history of the Greek Large Hermes issues 1861-1891.
Exhibiting
These include Finland: the Classic Revenues of 1865-1891 (FIP G Efiro 2008, Nordia G and Grand Prix National 2011); Sweden: The First Revenue Stamp Issue of 1811-1844 (three FIP LG+SP: London 2010, Portugal 2010 and Brasiliana 2013; National Grand Prix 2011); several one-frame exhibits with various awards. In Thematic Philately: Domus Dei – A History of European Church Architecture, G awards including a Youth Class Grand Prix in 1993.
Judging
National judge since 2007, Nordic judge since 2010, FEPA and FIP judge since 2015 (Revenue Philately and Thematic Philately). Qualified Jury Chairman on National level.
Publications
Svenskabeläggningsstämplareller Charta Sigillata 1811-1880 (with Per Sundberg).First major handbook of the early Swedish revenue stamp issues. Several revenue articles in Finnish and Scandinavian philatelic journals and The American Revenuer.
Philatelic Organisations
FIP Revenue Commission: Bureau Member 2008-2012, Secretary 2012-2015, Acting Chairman 2015-2016 and Secretary again since 2016. Vice Chairman of the Philatelic Federation of Finland 2007-2013. The Finnish Committee for Philatelic Matters: Chairman 2010-2015 and Board Member since 2015. Board Member of the Finnish Society for Thematic Philately since 2007. Chairman of FINLANDIA 2017 Organizing Committee 2014-2017.
Awards
Thematic Collector of the Year (2006), Oulu Stamp Club's medal of merit in Gold (2010), Leo Linder Trophy (2011), Pro Motiva medal (2014), Pro Philatelia medal of The Philatelic Federation of Finland in Gold (2017).

Ronald E. Lesher

Born: 1942
Collecting Interests
U.S. Federal and State Revenues with special interest in alcohol-related, narcotic, and food-related revenues.
Exhibiting
Many revenue exhibits commencing in the 1970s nationally.
Internationally: Wine: U. S. Customs Duties and Internal Revenue Taxes (Bangkok '93 experimental class 85 LV; Singapore 1995, 91 G; Pacific '97, 91 G; Taxation of Domestic Distilled Spirits in the United States, 1868-1896 Stamp Show 2000 85 LV; Two Cent Revenue Stamped Paper of the USA 1865-1883 (Istanbul '96, 85 LV; Capex '96, 88 LV; Bangkok 2003 90 G).
Judging
FIP apprenticeship Espana 2004, qualified in Revenues and as Team Leader.
Philatelic Organisations
President, American Revenue Association, 1993-2000; Board Member, American Philatelic Society, 2001-2005; Chairman FIP Revenue Commission 2004-2008.
Publications
Over 500 articles published in The American Revenuer, American Stamp Dealer & Collector, The Philatelic Exhibitor, The American Philatelist, and The State Revenue News.
In the American Philatelic Congress:
The “Tapeworm” Revenues – The Specie Clerk Statements of the Mechanics' National Bank of New York City (1990) winner of the Jere. Hess Barr Award for best presentation at the Writer's Forum.
Slaight Lock Seals (2006)

 
Ralph Ebner

Born: 1964, CEO of traditional scissors manufacturer in Solingen, Germany
Collecting Interests
Worldwide revenues of all kind, stamps and stamped papers, insurance and membership fee stamps.
Deep comprehensive collections from Austria/Hungary, German states, Ottoman Empire, Peru, Colombia and others.
Special studies on printing technologies such as Congreve and electroplating copying of printing plates.
US Officials: Departmental 1873 to 1884, East German official mail.
Exhibiting
The leave under prints from Austria 1854 to 1870 – LG, FIP.
One frame exhibits:
Austria „bills of exchange“; German security stamps on postal money orders; „Executive“ US official stamps.
Judging
National judge for revenues and traditional philately since 2009.
Philatelic Organisations
FRPSL, Chairman of the revenue society of Germany (Rage Fiskalphilatelie im BDPh). Member in various study circles.
Publications
Various articles in club magazine of Arge Fiskalphilatelist, Philatelie and Chronicle. Supporting by material and reviewing articles and books of Society members.
Awards
Silver Medal from BDPh in 2004.

Károly Szücs

Born 1952, retired Software Engineer.
Collecting Interests
All aspects of the classic adhesive revenues stamped papers and perfin stamps of Austria and all kind of revenues of Hungary; traditional philately including perfins and postal history of Hungary from the beginning to the modern philately.
Exhibiting
36 participation with several multi frame and one frame exhibits in all level of philatelic exhibitions from 2008 until today. Best international results: three Gold in international FIP Exhibitions (Italia 2009, WSS NY 2016 and Finlandia 2017). National: Grand Prix in Alpen-Adria 2016 and LG of Stampex Autumn 2017 both for collection titled "Stamped Documents of Habsburgs in Austria and Hungary 1686-1858". Organizing of HunRev 2016 the first exhibition ever dedicated to the Austro-Hungarian fiscal philately.
Judging
National judge since 2011. Classes: Revenues, Traditional philately and Literature. Secretary of jury in HUNFILA 2017 Budapest.
Publications
The recent major handbook of the Hungarian revenue stamp issues (with co-authors) published first in 2007 and last in 2017. Translation of the book to English (titled: Fiscal Philately of Hungary) is at work recently and planned to lunch in 20 June 2018 in a planned international seminar in the Stamp Museum of Budapest. Editor of the bilingual Philatelica since 2011 a periodical of Mafitt (see website). Editor of OKMANYBELYEG since 2015 the Hungarian language periodical of the workgroup of revenue collectors in the country. Several revenue articles in Hungarian philatelic journals some are available also in English.The recent major handbook of the Hungarian revenue stamp issues (with co-authors) published first in 2007 and last in 2017. Translation of the book to English (titled: Fiscal Philately of Hungary) is at work recently and planned to lunch in 20 June 2018 in a planned international seminar in the Stamp Museum of Budapest. Editor of the bilingual Philatelica since 2011 a periodical of Mafitt (see website). Editor of OKMANYBELYEG since 2015 the Hungarian language periodical of the workgroup of revenue collectors in the country. Several revenue articles in Hungarian philatelic journals some are available also in English.
Awards
Several personal awards in Hungary for exhibiting results. Collective award of Presidency for the management of revenue workgroup in year 2016. Collective award in 2017 by FEPA for recognition of Mafitt as the best European philatelic club.



Darryl Fuller


Collecting Interests

Exhibiting

Philatelic Organizations



Bureau 2012-2016


Bureau 2008-2012