FEPA Medal for Exceptional Study and Research 2012
Luis Virgílio De Brito Pereira Frazão (Portugal)
for “Pre- Filatelia Portuguesa. Marcas postais utilizados em Portugal continental na época pré-adesiva (1799/1853) [Post office cancellations (handstruck and handwritten) used in mainland Portugal in the pre-stamp period (1799-1853)]
published in September 2012
Luis Virgillio De Brito Pereira Frazão as a collector of Portugal and its Overseas territories has reached the FIP Championship Class. His research of forty years on the different aspects of Portuguese philately is documented through more than 150 articles and 7 books, and the next one, on the Portuguese Pre-Philately overseas, is currently under publication.