Obituary

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

Ann Mette Heindorff,
website owner and author,
photographed c.1969

About Me

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My husband and best friend 
through more than 35 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, when I was about half as young as today (2005) ;-)

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.  

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
, membership No. 53062-6 
Finally I am a member of the Philatelic Computing 
Study Group
, membership # 1853. 
I am founder and member of the Slania 
Engravings Discussion Group  on Yahoo 

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

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. I am retired. 

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