Tobias Huylmans

Tobias Huylmans

At the tender age of 15, Tobias Huylmans already knew: “I’m going to be a professional philatelist.” After graduating from high school in 2002, he trained as a foreign trade merchant until 2004, when he took his first job as a philatelist with Ulrich Felzmann in Düsseldorf. Since 2007, he has been a philatelic expert for Germany’s oldest stamp auction house, Heinrich Köhler in Wiesbaden. In 2019, due to his exceptional achievements and special aptitude, Dieter Michelson and Karl Louis, the Managing Partners, appointed him Managing Director at Heinrich Köhler.

Since July 1, 2023, Tobias Huylmans has also been the new Managing Director and shareholder of Köhler & Corinphila Holding GmbH – also known as the “Global Philatelic Network” – and is therefore jointly responsible for all four companies in the group, including Corinphila Auctions in Zurich, H.R. Harmer in New York, John Bull Auctions in Hong Kong and Corinphila Veilingen in the Netherlands. His specialist knowledge is exemplified by his authorship of the publication “Memelgebiet – Handbuch der Stempel 1920 – 1925,” in addition to numerous specialist articles in philatelic journals and study group newsletters.

Tobias’s broad knowledge of various collecting areas has also led to his appointment as an expertizer in the BPP, for whom he expertises Old Hamburg, Memel, Lithuania (1918-1940), World War II Occupation of Lithuania, Western Ukraine, Libau, and the 10th Army’s Regional Carrier Mail.

Recognized throughout the industry for his exceptional knowledge and contributions to the BPP, Tobias also serves as a mentor and advisor to new BPP experts.  He is also a member of the Association Internationale des Experts en Philatelie (AIEP), the Royal Philatelic Society London and various study groups and specialist societies. He is also a recipient of the Köhler Medal.

I have already expertized this significant rarity:

Hamburg Mehrfach 9 Schilling