For the first time in its 150-year history, the Royal Philatelic Society London (RPSL) held a competitive exhibition among its members.
On July 12, more than 50 RPSL members entered the single-frame (16-page) competition conceived and organized by Fellow Alan Holyoake, who’s a signatory of the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists.
“The competition was fully open embracing all subjects and classes, and was judged by those attending the meeting, a total of 130 Fellows, members and guests,” reads a statement issued by the RPSL last month.
The prize for the best entry was the Devonshire Bowl with the runner-up receiving the Devonshire Plate. Both trophies were donated by Holyoake.
The winner of the Devonshire Bowl was Richard Hobbs with “British Propaganda Envelopes of the 19th century” while the runner-up was Fellow Peter Cockburn with “The De La Rue Foreign Bill stamps of Ceylon.”
RPSL President Patrick Maselis expressed his gratitude to Holyoake for his effort in arranging the event.