Each year, the Royal Philatelic Society London (RPSL) awards several highly coveted medals, including an award for the most valuable and original contribution to the study and knowledge of philately published in book form, the Crawford Medal.
This year’s award went to Hugh Feldman for his work United States Railroad Routes and Contracts 1832-1875, which was published by The Collectors Club of Chicago in 2017.
The Tapling Medal for the best paper published in the RPSL’s iconic journal, The London Philatelist, went to Robert Galland for his work “The Lovegrove Collection of Free Franks” published in March 2017.
The Tilleard Medal for the best afternoon display given to the RPSL was presented to Alan Huggins for “Embossed Stamps of Great Britain” while Jean Voruz received the Lee Medal for the best evening presentation, entitled “Geneva from the Cantonal to the Federal Post.”
On being made an honorary fellow of the society, Chris King received the Bacon Medal.
The RPSL Medal was presented to four members who have provided exceptional service to the RPSL. They include Markand Dave; Colin Hoffman; John Jackson; and Birthe King.