The lecture on September 22nd: Handwritten place names in Greek.
Report of the members' meeting on the 19th of May with the Workshop Large Hermes Heads.
Eugène Endenburg: Modern varieties
Eugène shows some colour and plate deviations on modern Greek stamps as part of the Study Group varieties.
Ruud Verberne: King Minos, a mythical figure
Ruud describes the history of this legendary figure and the palace of Knossos in Crete.
Rien Smit: An unknown Fournier stamp?
The author describes a false postal marking (Athens 8 - 18 September 1900) on two postage stamps from Greece from the 1876 issue.
Frans Bruna / Frans van Limpt: Letter to the firm Vlassopoulos - the content
The article provides a translation of one of the many Vlassopoulos letters (from 1875). It concerns a complaint about the exchange rates used.
Joost Meyer: Myron and the discus thrower
The author tells about the famous statue "The Discus Thrower" by Myron.
Hans Paul Soetens: The First World War and Greece in timelines part 14: The Dodecanese in the First World War
The Dodecanese were in Italian hands from 1912 onwards. Hans Paul describes the mail that has since been sent from this archipelago.
Frans Bruna: Behold; the real throne of King Minos, in the palace of Knossos
The editor shows the throne of King Minos.
This year, Hermes celebrates its 50th birthday. We like to celebrate this event with a re-issue of four of the leading articles of prominent members of our society from the first 25 years of Hermes' existence. The articles have been updated, translated in english and some (new) illustrations have been added. Click here for the articles.
Report of the members' meeting on the 1st of December 2018
Frans Bruna / Joost Meyer: Fifty Years of "Hermes"
An announcement of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of our magazine. See also the Jubilee page on this website.
Eugène Endenburg: The personal stamp, a new way of collecting?
The author deals with the collection of Greek personal stamps with a tab.
Ruud Verberne: The diaspora of Hermes and Iris, the messengers of the Greek Gods (Part 1)
Ruud describes the appearance of Greek Gods on stamps and shows in this first part the influence of those Gods on the French stamps (Ceres, Iris and Hermes make their appearance).
Joop Herrewijn: Varieties - plate errors on stamps of Cyprus
Cyprus also has the necessary plate errors. Joop shows some examples.
Joost Meyer: Help, I see double! - Part 3 - additions
In this article attention is paid again to stamps that have been issued in different sheet sizes and some bilateral issues.
Hans Paul Soetens: The First World War and Greece in timelines - conclusion
Hans Paul ends his long-running series with an early French censorship marking (31 May 1916), an analysis of the use of the "NO" marking and an intriguing use of a postcard of Corfu.
Report of the members' meeting on 22nd of September
Ruud Verberne: The Turkish occupation of Thessaly (1897-1898)
Ruud pays attention to the eight-sided stamps issued by the Ottomans after they temporarily occupied Thessaly. Also forgeries of stamp and stamp are discussed.
Joost Meyer: We wish the ELTA a safe voyage ...
The author discusses a new hobby of ELTA, personal stamps in the form of stamp booklets.
Eugène Endenburg: 9 October international day of the post
Eugène shows the celebration of the international day of the post on the basis of various stamp-issues.
Peer van Meetelen: 1953 The great Cefalonian earthquake
On August 12, 1953, the Ionian Islands were severely affected by an earthquake. Peer deals with the postal consequences.
Frans Bruna/Frans van Limpt: The Greek alphabet.
The authors show the Greek alphabet as distributed on the members day of September 22nd.
Joost Meyer: Help, I see double! - Part 2
In this article attention is paid to stamps that have been issued in different sheet sizes.
Rien Smit: Manipulated stamps, fantasy prints, etc.
Rien shows how stamps are manipulated and warns against rubbish on the internet.
Hans Paul Soetens: The First World War and Greece in timelines part 15: West Thrace at the end of World War I, continued
Hans Paul describes the influence of Greece and Bulgaria on the region of West Thrace in the period 1918-1923.
PV Griekenland was founded in 1966 and aims to enlarge the interest in collecting Greek stamps and postal stationary.