Ann Mette Heindorff, Born October 19, 1942 - Passed Away April 1, 2009.

Internet Philately Leader Ann Mette Heindorff

Denmark's Ann Mette Heindorff, a topical collector who developed an extensive range of outstanding online exhibits, died April 1 at the age of 66. She coupled her interest in art, music, literature, and computer technology into creating Internet sites that dealt with art and travel on stamps and the renowned engraver, Czeslaw Slania. She developed her extensive Slania site to serve as an online catalog for all Slania collectors.

Her wide-ranging Web sites included ones dealing with the arts and philately, literature on stamps, the Glucksburg family royal dynasty, travel through stamps, Byzantine stamps, Christmas seals, the Vikings, and, of course, the engravings of Slania.

Before Mette died she handed over her web site to Jørgen Jørgensen, the president of the Danish Thematic Association. ("De Danske Motivsamlere" - http://motivsamler.dk/), who will maintain Heindorff's Web pages for the future.

Early in her career, Heindorff worked for the Danish Foreign Service and was able to travel throughout the world. She was educated in the law and spoke Danish, English, French, German, Lithuanian, and had what she said was a "fair knowledge" of Russian. She also could read and understand Swedish and Norwegian.

Obituary written by Toke Nøby and Tony Vella

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Ann Mette Heindorff

Ann Mette Heindorff,
author and webmaster
photographed c.1969

Poul Heindorff

My husband and best friend 
through more than 30 years
photographed by me 1987

I was born in 1942 and live in Denmark in the Copenhagen-area together with my husband through a lifetime, Poul Heindorff.  Given, that I become younger and younger by each birthday, I have uploaded a photograph of myself from 1969 ;-)

I have been a stamp collector since childhood -- actually, I received "My First Collection" as a present on my 10 years birthday -- in the beginning as a general collector, but in later years mostly as a topical collector, particularly in arts on stamps and Czeslaw Slania's Engravings. I have also collected Danish Christmas Seals. 

Through Aarhus Philatelist Klub, membership # 101155, I am a member of the Danish Philatelic Federation.  

Logo Aarhus Philatelist Klub

Further I am a member of the Czeslaw Slania Study Group, Milwaukee (Wisconsin), member # 477.  The Study Group is not online.

Logo Czeslaw Slania Study Group

I am a life member (# 1930) of the American Topical Association, membership No. 53062-6  Logo American Topical Association
Finally I am a member of the Philatelic Computing Study Group, membership # 1853.  Logo Philatelic Computing Study Group
I am founder and member of the Slania 
Engravings Discussion Group  on Yahoo 
Site Banner Czeslaw Slania's Engravings

Finally I am a member of various virtual stamp clubs, discussion fora, art clubs, and computer graphic clubs. 

Apart from stamps I am very interested in arts, music, modern literature, and computer technology. I like jogging in the woods, cooking for my family and friends, and am also an amateur painter.    

In my young youth I was employed in the Danish Foreign Service and travelled the world as such for seven years, working permanently in Danish embassies abroad.  I usually say that I travelled the world, not like Jules Verne in 80 days, but in 80 months :)  

Other than Danish I speak English and French. I am retired. 

Visit also my other websites 

  • On the Track of the Vikings, Raiders and Traders of the North. A website describing the history of the Vikings and their trading routes through  Norway, Isle of Man, Faeroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland, Canada, Sweden, Estonia, Ukraine, Denmark, and the British Isles. Freely downloadable checklist. 

  • Art History on Stamps. An extensive website showing art history through times, illustrated on stamps and philatelic material, with artist biographies. 

  • World Cultural Heritage. (There are places in nature and culture with a value and importance reaching far across geographical and political boundaries. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world. These sites are illustrated on postage stamps, giving also a lot of factual and historic information about each site). 

  • Czeslaw Slania's Engravings (Award-winning site about Czeslaw Slania's engraved stamps and banknotes). 

  • Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales illustrated on Stamps (A Philatelic Tribute to the Danish National Poet at his 200th Birth Anniversary). 

  • Danish Christmas Seals through 100 Years (100 years of Danish Christmas Seals, including the Faeroe Islands, Greenland, and the former Danish West Indies). 

  • Shoebox (Articles about philatelic ephemera, curiosa, and postal history). 

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