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Swedish Philatelic Federation

The Board for Exhibition and Jury Matters

Swedish Philatelic Federation

The Board for Exhibition and Jury Matters

CURRICULUM VITAE    Björn Sohrne

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Name:

Björn Sohrne FRPSL, LL.M., B.A.

Address:

Brännkyrkagatan 57

SE-118 22 STOCKHOLM

SWEDEN

E-mail address:

bjornsohrne@gmail.com

Birth-date:

July 29, 1941

Profession:

Retired. Many years with the Red Cross and

UNICEF in West Africa and the Middle

East

Marketing dep of Volvo International and other

companies

Management Consultant in Brazil and China

MEMBER OF THE:

◦ Swedish Philatelic Federation

◦ Royal Philatelic Society London

◦ Iran Philatelic Society, Teheran, Iran

Honourable member since 2009

◦ Iran Philatelic Study Circle, UK

◦ India Study Circle for Philately, UK

◦ Rossica USA (study of Russian philately)

◦ OPAL UK (study of the former Ottoman Empire)

◦ Ethiopian Philatelic Society, USA

◦ American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors

◦ Stockholm Philatelic Society

◦ Society of Russian philately, Stockholm

PHILATELIC ACTIVITIES:

International level:

Various articles, comments, etc in “The Bulletin”

magazine of the Iran Philatelic Study Circle, from

1979 till today

A postal Odysse through the Postal History of

Persia, 19th Century to early 20th Century

Published in the “Dragomanen”, no 3, 1999

Talk about collect

International level:

Various articles, comments, etc in “The Bulletin”

magazine of the Iran Philatelic Study Circle, from

1979 till today

A postal Odysse through the Postal History of

Persia, 19th Century to early 20th Century

Published in the “Dragomanen”, no 3, 1999

Talk about collecting Persia Postal history at

Ameripex 2006

International level (continued):

Display of Persia Postal History at the RPSL in

2009, as part of the Swedish Fellows and Members

Display

Annually published book by ”Svenska Forskningsinstitutet

i Istanbul” and ”Föreningen Svenska

Istanbulinstitutets Vänner”

Active in the Iran philatelic discussion group at Yahoo

National level:

Article about The Postal History of Persia in

magazine of the Swedish Philatelic Federation

“Filatelisten” 1999

Talk and displays about my Persian exhibits at

several societies in Sweden

Past secretary of the Stockholm Philatelic Society

Display of Persian philately at the Iran Cultural

Center in Stockholm

I have participated at the following international

philatelic seminars:

2009 Malmö 1st International Philatelic Summit

(F.I.P. PH and TH Commissions)

London (F.I.P. TR, PS, Revenue and Aero

Commissions)

COLLECTING INTERESTS:

Postal history

◦ Persia Postal History till 1930

◦ India and Persia postal relations

◦ Russia and Persia postal relations

◦ Yemen till early 1950s

◦ Lebanon

◦ Ethiopia-Eritrea

Airmail

◦ Persia Airmail till 1935

Postal Stationery

◦ Persia Postal Stationery

Revenues

◦ Persia

Picture Post Cards

◦ Persia till 1930s

EXHIBITION EXPERIENCE:

Postal History

Persia Postal History till 1904 (previously

Persia Postal History)

1986 Stockholmia F.I.P. Large Vermeil

Ameripex F.I.P. Vermeil

1987 Capex F.I.P. Vermeil

1989 Philexfrance F.I.P. Large Vermeil

1991 Philanippon F.I.P. Gold

1993 Poznan F.I.P. Large Vermeil

Bangkok F.I.P. Gold

1996 Istanbul F.I.P. Gold

1997 Pacific F.I.P. Gold

1999 IBRA F.I.P. Gold

2000 Espana F.I.P. Gold + Felicitations

Stamp Show F.I.P. Gold + SP

2001 Philanippon F.I.P. Gold

2002 Philakorea F.I.P. Large Gold + SP

2008 WSC Israel F.I.P. Gold

2009 IBRA FEPA Large Gold

2010 Portugal F.I.P. Large Gold

Russia and Great Britain in Persia

2006 Washington F.I.P. Large Vermeil

Russia and Persia till 1930

2009 Rossicapex,

ASDA, U.S.A. Nat. Gold

Russian and Persian Inter-postal Relations

and its effects on Persian Postal Development.

An uneasy relationship

2010 London F.I.P. Gold

India and Persia postal relations

2008 WIPA FEPA Gold

2009 Bulgaria FEPA Large Gold

Persia 1902-1927, 25 Years of Turbulence

2008 Prag F.I.P. Large Vermeil

2009 China F.I.P. Gold

Persian Inter-postal Relations

and its effects on Persian Postal Development.

An uneasy relationship

2010 London F.I.P. Gold

India and Persia postal relations

2008 WIPA FEPA Gold

2009 Bulgaria FEPA Large Gold

Persia 1902-1927, 25 Years of Turbulence

2008 Prag F.I.P. Large Vermeil

2009 China F.I.P. Gold

EXHIBITION EXPERIENCE (cont.):

Postal Stationery

Persia Postal Stationery (previously Persia

Postal Stationery 1876-1925)

1988 Finlandia F.I.P. Large Vermeil

1989 India F.I.P. Vermeil

1996 Istanbul F.I.P. Gold

1999 Philexfrance F.I.P. Gold

2003 Bangkok F.I.P. Gold

2006 Espana F.I.P. Gold + SP

2008 Efiro F.I.P. Large Gold

SP = Special prize

In 1998 this exhibit was awarded the

SilverPostilion, Sweden’s most prestigious award

for a competitive exhibit

I was awarded the Wallberg medal in 2008 for my

international exhibiting results

JURY EXPERIENCE:

I am an accredited juror at regional level in

Sweden.

 

 


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