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" -, 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

About the Author

Author and Webmaster

My husband and best friend
through more than 30 years

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 (at least in mind!) by each birthday, I have uploaded a photograph of myself from my young youth :-)

I have been a stamp collector since childhood, 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.

Through Aarhus Philatelist Klub, membership # 101155, I am a member of the Danish Philatelic Federation.  Further I am a member of the Czeslaw Slania Study Group (member # 477).  The Study Group is not online.  I am a life member (# 1930) of the American Topical Association, and member of the Philatelic Computing Study Group (member # 1853).  Finally I am a member of various virtual stamp clubs.

Czeslaw Slania Study Group
Member No. 477

Aarhus Philatelist Klub
Member No. 101155

American Topical Association
Member No. 53062-6 

Founder and Member of the
Slania Engravings Discussion Group  on Yahoo 

Philatelic Computing Study Group
Member No. 1853

Apart from stamps I am very interested in arts, music, modern literature, and modern computer technology.  I like jogging in the woods and swimming.  

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.

Published 1999. Revised  24 okt 2004 
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