U.S.A. Representatives

American_Flag_5c_1963_issue_U.S._stamp We are proud to announce the appointment of Robert P. Odenweller and Stephen D. Schumann as our official company representatives in the U.S.A. based on the East and West Coasts respectively. Bob and Steve will be pleased to provide all advice and assistance to U.S. clients wishing to consign material to our London auctions.

RPO-color-photo-tweaked Robert P. Odenweller is one of the foremost philatelists in the U.S.A., a researcher, expert, writer, exhibitor and judge. He is a signatory to the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists, a past-president of The Collectors Club (New York) and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Societies in both London and New Zealand. His many philatelic awards include the Lindenberg, Lichtenstein and Luff Awards, and the Smithsonian Philatelic Achievement Award. As an exhibitor his first issues of New Zealand received the APS “Champion of Champions” award, and the F.I.P. Grand Prix d’Honneur. He is currently the senior active F.I.P. judge worldwide, and has been an AIEP expert since 1980.

Among his many published works, “The Stamps and Postal History of Nineteenth Century Samoa” and “The Postage Stamps of New Zealand 1855-1873: The Chalon Head Issues” are considered essential works, each having been awarded the Crawford Medal.

A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, he first flew B-52s and then finished a 44-year flying career as a captain for TWA. Ongoing interests in languages, classical music, computer-based book editing and photography keep him busy. He has two daughters, one a full professor of anthropology and the other a professional operatic soprano, who has an active performing career in Venice, Italy.

Bob’s contact details are Robert P. Odenweller P.O. Box 401, Bernardsville NJ 07924-0401 Tel: (908) 766 5460 Email: rpodenweller@verizon.net


Stephen D. Schumann has been a member of the American Philatelic Society for 50 years, the Royal Philatelic Society, London for 36 years and has been active in organized philately for over 40 years. He has served as an elected Director (1989-1991), Member of the Fakes and Forgeries Committee (1990-1998), Committee on Accreditation of National Exhibitions and Judges (2000-2008), and Chairman of the International Committee (1998- present). A trustee of the American Philatelic Research Library since 2009, he received the Luff Award for Exceptional Contributions of Philately in 2007 and became a Vooys Fellow of the American Philatelic Research Library in 2008. In recognition of his philatelic contributions he was invited to sign the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists in 2015.

Mr. Schumann was a co-founder and second President (1990-1994) of the American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors. He also served as President of the American Philatelic Congress (1999-2007) which publishes an annual compendium of original philatelic research.

Since 1983, he has been an APS accredited judge and has served on over 90 World Series of Philately Exhibition juries (33 as Chairman). He tries to serve the current exhibitors in the APS by providing the best feedback possible both written and oral. In addition he willingly reviews and makes suggestions regarding exhibits if photocopies are sent to him. An active exhibitor since 1977, his collections of Bangladesh, Brunei, North Borneo, New Zealand, Ceylon, and Labuan have garnered awards from Certificate to Grand Award at the national exhibition level.

He has been involved with U.S.A. international exhibitions since AMERIPEX 1986 and recently served as Commissioner General for NEW YORK 2016. A FIP judge since 1990, he has served on 13 juries and has been appointed Commissioner to 12 exhibitions. An active international exhibitor since 1980, his exhibits have received awards from Bronze through Large Gold.

Steve’s contact details are Stephen D Schumann 2417 Cabrillo Drive, Hayward CA 94545-4535 Tel: (510) 785 4794 Email: stephen.schumann@att.net

News item published on: 8 June, 2016