Royal Philatelic Society London announces 2023 awards
By Linn’s Staff
The Royal Philatelic Society London presented its 2023 awards at the society’s annual general meeting on June 29.
The Tapling medal for the best article in the society’s journal, the London Philatelist, was awarded to Klaus Weis for “Special Features of the Franking of Baden Letter Mail to Foreign Countries during the Postage Stamp Era 1851-1871.”
The Tilleard medal for the best afternoon display given to the society went to Malcolm Ray-Smith for “The Royal Mail 1516 to 1766.”
The Lee medals for the best evening presentation and the best online Zoom presentation were awarded, respectively, to John Powell for “The Metropolitan Railway and its Railway Letter Service” and Stewart Gardner for “Sealing and Securing the Letter.”
The Crawford medal for the most valuable and original contribution to the study and knowledge of philately in book form, whether physical or electronic, was awarded to Lars Engelbrecht for Postal Stationery of Denmark: the Bi-coloured Issue 1871-1905.
The London medal for exceptional service to the society went to Geoff Eibl-Kaye and John Wills for their work lighting the society’s display frames.
Also at the meeting, Bill Hedley, president of the European Federation of Philatelic Associations presented the FEPA medal for service to philately posthumously to Frank Walton. Walton’s wife, Liz Walton, received the award.
Frank Walton’s many achievements included heading the organization of the London 2022 international stamp exhibition.
For additional information about the Royal Philatelic Society London, visit its website.
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