23.11.2016 - Nominations for the Crawford Literature Prize
(wm) Since 1920, the so-called ‘Crawford Medal’ is one of the awards established by the Royal Philatelic Society of London (RPSL). The award goes to the best philatelic contribution published in a given year. It is the first and therefore oldest literature award in the world; the German ‘Sieger-Literaturpreis‘ followed only a year later.
The Crawford Medal can be won by any cosmopolitan, regardless whether he or she is a member of RPSL, the oldest philatelic society in the world (the society was founded in 1869). For the award of 2015/2016 those people qualify that have published an outstanding philatelic book. It is now possible to nominate someone or to enter the completion; nominations and entries have to be registered on 1 February 2017 at the latest. Proposals should be addressed to the secretary of the RPSL (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by a letter addressed to the Royal Philatelic Society London, 41 Devonshire Place, London W1G 6JY (England).
If the proposed book isn’t available via the library of the association, the author or the proposing philatelist is requested to make the work available to the association.