A.Dr iWAN NOTES
1.Hallo Collectors from All Over The world,especially Vietnam War Postal History Collectors, there are some news from IMNAHA Stamps blog just sent to me and also my Vietnam war vintage books new finding,look illustration of Vietcong poster above.
2.Mr Andrew Crashow from IMNAHA thanks for the info,and send my honor to joe’s family and hope they will save joe collections and put in museum. We had lost one of the best Vietnam War Postal History Collectors in the world.
3,I will revise my e-books Vietnam Liberation War with new info in January 2011, and please premium member who want to have this limited edition revise e-book please subscribed premium member via comment and asking to buy this e-book fast, as info in the blog only not comlete e book just for promotions.
Merry Chrismast and Happy New Year 2011
from the blog founder
Dr Iwan Suwandy
B.NEW INFO OF VIETNAM WAR COLLECTIONS
I. JOE CARTAFALSA JUST PASSED AWAY
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Joe Cartafalsa passed away on December 7th, 2010.
In August, 2000 I attended the APS Stampshow in Rhode Island. I had the good fortune of meeting Joe in front of his Vietnam Military Mail exhibit. I had started collecting this material a couple years earlier, but was finding it difficult to understand what I had. Joe spent a lot of time with me that day, walking me through his exhibit, identifying and commenting on the covers I had brought along, and introducing me to dealers at the show who carried Vietnam material.
Over the subsequent years, Joe continued to build my enthusiasm and knowledge in the military mail of Vietnam, and expanded my interest into revenues. We kept in touch via email and an occasional phone call, meeting up at NAPEX when his health allowed. We collaborated on a CD-ROM and talked about items we had found and articles we were writing. I caught up with him in Philadelphia one year to borrow books for an article I was writing, and of course to browse his stock.
Joe was a long-time member of the Society of Indo-china Philatelists, and a prolific contributor to philatelic publications, including three articles in the Congress Book.
Rest in peace, Joe. You will be missed.
2.THE NEW FINDING VIETNAM WAR LITERATURE
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