Till Neumann

Till Neumann is also a philatelist at heart. At the age of seven, his father showed him his great-great-grandfather Prof. Dr. Friedrich Rathgen’s “Alle Welt” collection for the first time, which had been created by the famous chemist in the 1920s. The boy was hooked! At the age of twelve, he met an accomplished stamp dealer who taught him a lot about classic philately. Till Neumann bought stamps from him and sold them on – initially to his father, also an enthusiastic collector, and later to other customers. By the age of 14, Till Neumann had already registered his first business and learned bookkeeping. Although he regularly attended stamp auctions from 1986 onwards, joined his first working groups and continued his philatelic education, he had not yet decided that philately would actually be his professional future, so after graduating from high school he first studied law, but on January 1, 1992 he started his final business as a stamp dealer.

Till Neumann and his company have been based in Bremen since 1998. At the International World Stamp Exhibition IBRA 99 in Nuremberg, he presented a remarkable sales offer in catalog form – his masterpiece as a rarities dealer. Later, Till Neumann also conducted stamp auctions, most recently as majority shareholder of Wilhelm Sellschopp Auctions in Hamburg. For many years he has been a renowned philatelic advisor to important collectors from all over the world.

His broad and detailed knowledge of philately is internationally recognized. True to the motto “Knowledge makes connoisseurs and experts”, he has an extensive specialist library, whose works he studies and expands continuously.

Till Neumann has been a member of the BPP since 1997. His areas of expertise are the old Swiss cantonal issues – Basel, Geneva and Zurich as well as the stamps of the so-called transition period – and last but not least the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen.

Till Neumann is a member of the Association Internationale des Experts en Philatelie, the Swiss Stamp Validators Association, the Royal Philatelic Society London and the Collectors Club of New York.

I have already expertized this significant rarity:

Winterthur auf Brief