Karl Hogg

Philatelist / Public Auction online platform Clerk

Karl has had a somewhat ‘varied career’ having first joined the construction industry after leaving school. He rose to Contact Manager before the British weather and acute boredom drove him to complete an English Literature degree. He moved to St Petersburg where he worked as an associate professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the Alexander Herzen State University, immersing himself in Russian culture, especially the food and drink. Karl's new hobby is photography, especially light and dark. His progression has been rapid and is at the stage where he realises he needs to remove the lens cap before taking an image. His interest in football programmes, collectables and stamps lead him to a job at a Staffordshire auction house. He joined Sandafayre in January 2018.