Dear Franz Braun,

Your name is so high on the list of people who have contributed much to the field of playing-card collecting that we very happily join in celebrating your 85th birthday.

In the name of the International Playing-Card Society I want to congratulate you.

Our members appreciate what you have done so far for research in playing-cards and for collectors - your publications are so helpful for any collector interested in the various topics covered.

This is why we proudly named you as an Honorary Fellow of the Society some time ago.

We wish you all the best for your future years, especially good health, and we hope to see many more publications from you.

Thierry Depaulis
Chairman I.P.C.S.

in memoriam Franz Braun, Köln, † 2016