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04.02.2006 - FEPA Award 2005
In 2002 the Federation of European Philatelic Associations (FEPA) decided to establish a special award for persons and institutions that have excelled in the field of philately – including philatelic

In 2002 the Federation of European Philatelic Associations (FEPA) decided to establish a special award for persons and institutions that have excelled in the field of philately – including philatelic literature and philatelic exhibitions. All associations united in FEPA have to right to propose candidates for this award. To be a candidate for the award is an honour in itself, let alone to be the one who receives the award.

The FEPA Gold Medal 2005 has been awarded to Patrick Maselis (Belgium) for his book ‘From the Azores to New Zealand – The Belgian Colonies on all Six Continents (1451-1916) - Their origins, history and communication (Pre-Philately)’. The same medal goes to Dr. Adrian Nastase, former prime minister of Rumania, for his personal and lasting efforts to establish a postal museum in Rumania. Two associations, ‘Alfons Mucha’ (Brno, Czech Republic) and the Hellenic Philatelic Society (Thessalonica, Greece), were awarded for their outstanding performance; they received a special Diploma.

The AIJP, the world-association for philatelic authors and professional journalists (www.aijp.org), maintains a very close and good relationship with the FEPA. It congratulates FEPA with the support the awards will give to those active in the world of philatelic literature and philatelic associations. The AIJP congratulates the prize winners as well.