Thanks to devoted and passionate authors, ’Fakes, Forgeries & Experts Journal” (FFE) is back with its 18th edition. In this new edition an extensive variety of philatelic knowledge covered in 19 articles by 17 different authors is presented. Six of them occur with their first appearance in FFE. The release coincided with EUROPHILEX 2015 in London. Thanks to the ’Association Internationale des Journalistes Philatéliques’ (AIJP) the presentation was given by Jonas Hällström at the AIJP-meeting.
Jonas took over the editorship 2 years ago and this is the second FFE edition under his supervising. This series is important for every serious philatelist – also thematic philately exhibits are affected by fakes and forgeries. In some cases they are even more potential victims, because they collect all kind of philatelic material. Thematic philatelists are not so specialized as traditional philatelists, postal historians, etc. who only collect one kind of material.