Two renowned philatelists from Spain, both exceptional researchers, Fernando Aranaz del Río and Eugenio de Quesada, have been awarded with the Medal of the Civil Order of Postal Merit (la Placa de la Orden Civil al Mérito Postal), which will be formally bestowed by the Grand Chancellor of the Order, the Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda. It is the first time that this prestigious decoration has been awarded to postal history researchers.
Details on the website of the Royal Philatelic Academy of Spain (Real Academia Hispánica de Filatelia e Historia Postal) here.
Photo: Fernando Eugenio de Quesada (left), Fernando Aranaz del Río
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