FEPA Medal for Exceptional Study and Research 2021
Lars Engelbrecht (Denmark) and Pedro Vaz Pereira (Portugal) – Joint Winners
Lars Engelbrecht for “Postal Stationery of Denmark – The Bi-Coloured Issue 1871-1905”
Pedro Vaz Pereira for “Os Correios Portugueses 1853-1900” [The Portuguese Post 1853-1900]
Guy Dutau (France): “La Désinfection du Courier en France dans les Pays Occupés”
Jürgen Naab (Germany): “Thurn und Taxis, Vols 2 and 3”
Stefan Jakucewicz (Poland): “Drukowanie Znacków Pocztowych (Printing of Postage Stamps)”
As Lars Engelbrecht’s work had been nominated by the Danish Federation and would be excluded by time limits from consideration in any subsequent year, the Board agreed to accept the nomination on the grounds that it would be unreasonable to exclude the work because of Lars’ commitment to serve FEPA on its Board. To avoid any question of conflict of interest, Lars did not participate in the evaluation for this award.
The aim of the Award is to recognize exceptional achievements in philatelic study and research and a review of the nominations was carried out for the Board by a panel of experts: Bruno Crevato-Selvaggi, Wolfgang Maassen, José Ramón Moreno, Brian Trotter and Anthony Virvilis. Their advice confirmed that all the works nominated demonstrated research of the highest quality. In the end, having taken full account of the panel’s advice, the Board was unable to agree on an outright winner and decided to award the medal to Lars Engelbrecht and Pedro Vaz Pereira as joint winners. The runners-up will receive a Certificate.
“Postal Stationery of Denmark – The Bi-Coloured Issue 1871-1905” was reviewed in FEPA News No. 39
“Os Correios Portugueses 1853-1900” was reviewed in FEPA News No. 40
Guy Dutau (France): “La Désinfection du Courier en France dans les Pays Occupés” was reviewed in FEPA News No. 39