Rienk Feenstra

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Rienk Feenstra (1920–2005) was an international expert in Greek philately, writing and editing key reference books in this area, especially on the stamps and postal history of Crete.

Feenstra was Chairman of the Hellenic Philatelic Society of Netherlands for 6 years and then its Honorary Chairman. He was awarded the Resistance Medal, was a knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau (Orde van Oranje Nassau) and received numerous awards for his philatelic writing.

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  • Rienk M. Feenstra Crete: Postal History - Stamps (Postzegelvereniging Griekenland, 1986, ISBN 90-800114-2-8)
  • A. Papaioannou & Rienk M. Feenstra Greece: A Collection of Forgeries (Bank of Crete, 1996)
  • Rienk M. Feenstra & Friends, Crete: Postal History, Postage and Revenue Stamps, Coins & Banknotes (collectio, 2001, ISBN 960-85275-6-2)
  • In Memoriam appreciation by B. de Hon, Chairman, The Hellenic Philatelic Society of Netherlands in collectio auction catalogue #48 (2005).