FEPA Medal for Service to Philately 2013
Gunnar Dahlvig RDP (Sweden)
Gunnar Dahlvig has been a philatelic leader for almost 40 years and is recognized as both an innovator and pioneer in the international philatelic context. He served as delegate, bureau member and Vice president of the FIP Thematic Commission, divulgating the new concepts in the whole Europe. As President of the Swedish Philatelic Federation from 1989 until 1996 he was very supportive of the success of FEPA. Gunnar was a pioneer for the philatelic co-operation in Scandinavia and the Baltic region, and he is still a reference point for the execution of philatelic activities in the area. His most important achievement is the Open Class, which started in Sweden as experimental in 1994, then became a FEPA Class and now has been fully implemented as a FIP discipline (Open Philately).