BCMI Treasurer and our dear friend – Chief Editor Paul de Glasenapp – left us Thursday morning, 22 October 2015, at the age of 74. Paul struggled, but finally had to give in to cancer. Until recently, he was doing what he lived and breathed for, with his work as a journalist for the toy industry.
Paul started the trade magazine Hobby og Leketøyhandleren in 1974, which eventually also added Babycare. In 2000, the magazine received its present name, Baby, Hobby & Leketøy.
He has for many years made a considerable effort and contribution to the toy industry, and was awarded in 1992 the industry’s own Honorary Award for his dedicated years of service.
Paul was in many ways unique and can never be replaced. Many will remember him for his organizational ability to bring people together. He has also made his mark internationally, not least in the international associations of trade magazines in the Toy and Baby industries.
Privately, he engaged in voluntary work through the Logen, where he collected and distributed food at the Salvation Army for the disadvantaged in society.
He lives on in our memories, and in our hearts.