Closed Album: Mr. Ulrich Mailand

Mr. Ulrich Mailand
   Mr. Ulrich Mailand

We were recently informed of the passing of Mr. Ulrich Mailand, on February 18, 2019. Mr. Mailand was the long-time honorary chairman of the German cartophilatelic group “Maps, Land surveying, and Discovery History of the Earth,” [Landkarten – Vermessung – Entdeckungsgeschichte der Erde], and fellow member of the CartoPhilatelic Society.  An engineer and geodesist by trade, he was the head of the land registry office in the city of Gutersloh, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.  Mr. Mailand was active with the German cartophilatelic group for many years, serving as its first chairman from 1987 until 2012. From 1994 to 2006 he was editor of the group’s Circulars journal in addition to serving as the treasurer.  In April 2017, during the group’s anniversary celebration, Mr. Mailand was recognized with a certificate to honor his years of excellent service. While Mr. Mailands contributions over the years to cartophilately were many, he will, in particular, be remembered for his late work “Philatelic Register of all Significant Persons of Cartography , Geodesy, and Earth Discovery“ [Philatelistischen Register Bedeutender Personen der Kartographie, Geodasie und Entdeckungsgeschichte der Erde].  Thank you Ulrich for working beyond language barriers and promoting our activities to the members of the German cartophilatelic group.  – Officers of the CartoPhilatelic Society

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