Born 1970: Architect M.Sc. specialising in public buildings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
U.S. Federal and State Revenues with special interest in alcohol-related, narcotic, and food-related revenues.
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).
FIP apprenticeship Espana 2004, qualified in Revenues and as Team Leader.
President, American Revenue Association, 1993-2000; Board Member, American Philatelic Society, 2001-2005; Chairman FIP Revenue Commission 2004-2008.
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)
Francisc (`Fery') Ambrus
Born 1956, designer of departments and metallurgical factory
Collector since 1968, specialises in all aspects of Romanian revenues including an extensive collection of approximately 2000 Romanian bonds and share certificates. Specialised Romanian collections of earliest stamped paper, consular stamps, stock exchange and chamber of commerce stamps, air fund and earliest national revenues. For six years I collect and Bulgarian revenues (EVORA 2013, Bilateral Portugal / Bulgaria, G medal awarded)
Twenty-seventh different exhibits of Romanian revenues has exhibited in nine years: twelve at national exhibitions and twelve at FEPA/FIP exhibitions, the latter have attained V (Malaga 2006), LV (EFIRO 2008), G (Israel 2008), V (China 2009), G (Bulgaria 2009), LV (London 2010), LV (Indipex 2011). Revenue stamps introduces in the OPEN class: S (Belgica 2006), V (Antwerpia 2010) and G (Balkanfila 2012).
National judge since 2011: Revenues.
Member of the Romanian Philatelic Federation since 1968. Member of the Philatelic Webmasters Organisation. Founding member of the World Philatelic Academy, Bureau member of FIP Revenue Commission from 2008-2012 and 2012-2016, Member of The American Revenue Association since 2008 and to The Revenue Society since 2008. In Romanian Philatelic Federation Board member 2009-2012 and Chairman of Revenue commission since 2008.
Range of articles, listings and catalogues concerning Romanian revenues, some shown on the web site
. These include The First Revenue Issue in Romania
, June 2008 and presented at the Revenue Commission meeting at EFIRO 2008 and publish Romania, Specialised Catalogue of Revenue Stamps, 1872 - 1919
London 2010 Vermeil.
The web site http://www.revenues.ro
contains much additional information including FIP Revenue Commission activities, exhibitions timetable and results etc.
Since 1994, received numerous honorary degrees for the organization of national exhibitions.