Dear readers!

DDear readers, dear collector friends! The working group Baltic States e.V. in the Federation of German Philatelists was formed in 2016 by the fusion of the former Arbeitsgemeinschaft Estland (Estonian Working Group) and the former Forschungsgemeinschaft Litauen (Lithuanian Research Foundation). Members of the unincorporated Forschungsgemeinschaft Latvia and the Dutch Filatelist Group 'Het Baltische Gebied' joined us. Together we now form the new Baltic Working Group.

And this new working group also went online immediately. With this website we would like to introduce you to our hobby, the philately of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, in short: the Baltic States.

We, that is about 120 philatelists from Germany and the world, who have dealt with the philately of the Baltic States from today back to the Introduction of the first public postal services in today's Lithuania in 1558. Stamps, forms, motifs and much more come along.

So have fun with your foray through the philately of the Baltic States!

Yours, Thomas Löbbering, Chairman of the ArGe Baltikum e.V

Members of the Board

Thomas Löbbering
Chairman, Chief Editor
(BPP Examiner Estonia)

Collection areas: Estonia 1868–1944 (stamps, postal history, postmarks), Afghanistan, Vatican

Michael Wieneke
Managing Director, Secretary

Collection areas: Estonia 1918–1940, Lithuania 1918–1940, Field Post of the Balts in World War II

Michael Haslau
(BPP Examiner Memel)

Collection areas: Memel, Lithuania

Friedhelm Doell
Webmaster, Corporate Designer

Collection areas: Estonia (stamps, receipts, postal history, forms)

"A community is like a ship: everyone should be ready to pitch in."

The Chairman of the Working Group

Members of the editorial staff

Ruud van Wijnen
Specialist editor Latvia

Collection areas: Postal History Latvia

Martin Bechstedt
Specialist editor Lithuania

Collection areas: Lithuania 1914–1918, Estonia from 1990, voting area North Schleswig