FEPA Medal for Exceptional Study and Research 2014
Frank Walton RDP (Great Britain)
for “The De La Rue Collection, Volumes 1 to 6”
published by The Royal Philatelic Society London
Frank Walton’s engagement has made the documents of the De La Rue Collection available in a systematic form to the collectors and students interested in the philately of the 194 countries related to the company. He not only took care of digitizing and enhancing all the slides taken before the entire collection was broken up, but led the way to have every item duly analysed and documented by almost 100 experts in their fields. The results of such research are published in the 500+ pages of the first volume, containing the complete index of the material in the collection. Its individual items are then presented in colour in the 3,548 pages of the following five volumes.