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Congress Medal

The ABPS Awards Committee is very pleased to announce that the 2016 Congress Medal has been awarded to:

Jean Osborne
Nominated by the Caledonian Philatelic Society and Largs and District Stamp Club


Congress Medal History

The Congress Medal was inaugurated in 1959 at the 50th Anniversary Philatelic Congress of Great Britain held at Torquay. The first recipient was Wilfred Haworth, a well known philatelist at that time. This prestigious medal, together with a lapel pin, is presented to just one person each year at the annual ABPS Philatelic Congress of Great Britain in recognition of dedication and voluntary service to British philately at national level.

Among the recipients were Mr and Mrs Harry Green in 1962 and 1963, the first husband and wife to win the medal. The 1966 award was to Fred Myers, whose daughters Jean Wood and Susan Moore also attended Congress regularly; when Jean herself was awarded the medal in 2007, that made them the only father and daughter to be presented with the award. Mrs Kay Goodman, a keen worker with youth philately, and who has a lecture at Congress named after her, won the Congress Medal in 1976.

The senior holder of the Medal is Bernard Lucas who was awarded the medal in 1982. Other holders are:- Neil Russell, Richard West MBE, Pat Rothnie MBE, Susan Oliver, Brian Asquith, Margaret Morris, Brian Sole, Peter Chantry, John Hammonds, Alan Griffiths, Kenneth Norris, Robert Johnson, Frank Soutar, Ian Crane, John Davies, Phil Kenton and Yvonne Wheatley, Christopher Oliver and Bryan Jones.

The Awards Committee has been chaired by Capt B Rogers-Tillstone, G W Dalton, R F W Sheraton, K F Chapman, L Gilbert-Lodge, B Leslie Barker, Neil Russell, David Beech, Alan Wood, Margaret Morris, Susan Oliver and at the present time Yvonne Wheatley.

The full list of Congress Medal winners is below: An asterisk signifies deceased

  • 2016 Jean Osborne
  • 2015 Bryan Jones
  • 2014 Christopher Oliver
  • 2013 Yvonne Wheatley
  • 2012 Phil Kenton
  • 2011 John Davies
  • 2010 Ian Crane
  • 2009 Frank Soutar
  • 2008 Robert Johnson
  • 2007 *Jean Wood
  • 2006 Kenneth Norris
  • 2005 Alan Griffiths
  • 2004 John Hammonds
  • 2003 Peter Chantry
  • 2002 Brian Sole
  • 2001 Margaret Morris
  • 2000 Brian Asquith
  • 1999 Susan Oliver
  • 1998 *Thomas Rielly
  • 1997 *Allan P Berry
  • 1996 Pat Rothnie MBE
  • 1995 Richard West MBE
  • 1994 *Lesley Hampton
  • 1993 *Derrick Ray
  • 1992 *Cdr George R Gibson RN
  • 1991 *Richard C A Payne
  • 1990 Neil M Russell
  • 1989 *Franceska Rapkin
  • 1988 *C Angus Parker
  • 1987 *Roy H Garland
  • 1986 *S Jack Andrews
  • 1985 *Herbert (A H R) Grimsey
  • 1984 *R Geraint Jones
  • 1983 *George O I Hollings
  • 1982 Bernard Lucas
  • 1981 *Alfred J Branston
  • 1980 *Jack C Simmonds
  • 1979 *John C W Field
  • 1978 *Robert (Bob) C Emery
  • 1977 *James D Todd
  • 1976 *Kay Goodman
  • 1975 *Miroslaw Bojanowicz
  • 1974 *Marjorie M Humble
  • 1973 *Thomas H Wilcox
  • 1972 *Dr F P N Parsons
  • 1971 *V McFarlane
  • 1970 *R F W Sheraton
  • 1969 *E H Ford
  • 1968 *Kenneth Chapman
  • 1967 *Capt. B Rogers-Tillstone
  • 1966 *Fred Myers
  • 1965 *G W Groves
  • 1964 *F Walker
  • 1963 *Doris Green
  • 1962 *Harry Green
  • 1961 *John Steele Higgins
  • 1960 *Ernest F Hugen
  • 1959 *Wilfred Haworth
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