THE RECIPIENTS OF THE HELLENIC PHILATELIC SOCIETY MEDAL

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2021
GEORGE SOTIROPOULOS

Distinguished services to the Hellenic Philatelic Society:
– Valuable long-term service

Significant services to Hellenic philately:
– Educational activity
Advancement in new fields of research of the first half of the 20th century

2020
ARGYRIS KARAMITSOS

Significant services to Hellenic philately
and promotion and spreading of the Greek stamp:
– Publication of exceptional studies
and the catalogue of stamps and postal history of Greece
– Establishment of philatelic auctions
with international reputation

2019
IOAKEIM CHALVATZIDOPOULOS

Distinguished services to the Hellenic Philatelic Society:
– Valuable long-term service

Significant services to Hellenic philately:
– Exceptional contribution to the setup of philatelic exhibitions

2018
STAVROS ANDREADIS

Significant promotion and spread of the Greek stamp:
– Participation in the Championship Class of world exhibitions
– Winner of the World Stamp Championship

Distinguished services to the Hellenic Philatelic Society:
– Contribution to the promotion of the Society internationally
– Donations

2017
NEOKLIS Z. ZAFEIRAKOPOULOS

Distinguished services to the Hellenic Philatelic Society:
– Valuable long-term service

Significant services to Hellenic philately:
– Educational activity
– Advancement in the study of postal history

2016
MICHÈLE CHAUVET RDP

Significant promotion and spread of the Greek stamp:
– Outstanding awards with Greek exhibits in world and international exhibitions
– Authorship of studies

2016
LOUIS FANCHINI

Significant promotion and spread of the Greek stamp:
– Outstanding awards with Greek exhibits in world and international exhibitions
– Authorship of studies

2015
WOLFGANG BAUER

Significant promotion and spread of the Greek stamp:
– Participation in the Championship Class of world exhibitions with Greek collections

2014
MICHALIS PETRADAKIS

Significant services to Hellenic philately:
– Distinguished participation in international exhibitions

Significant promotion and spread of the Helladic area postal history:
– Authorship of studies

2013
JOHN COUNDOUROS

Distinguished services to the Hellenic Philatelic Society:
– Valuable long-term service

Significant promotion and spread of the Greek stamp:
– Authorship of studies

2013
MICHALIS TSIRONIS

Significant promotion and spread of the Greek stamp:
– Participation in the Court of Honour of world exhibitions with a Greek collection

Significant services to Hellenic philately:
– Distinguished services to the Olympic Philatelic Movement

2012
THEODORE PAPAELIOU

Distinguished services to the Hellenic Philatelic Society:
– Valuable long-term service

Significant services to Hellenic philately:
– Philatelic educational activity
– Authorship

2012
ANTHONY VIRVILIS RDP

Distinguished services to the Hellenic Philatelic Society:
– Valuable long-term service

Significant services to Hellenic philately:
– Philatelic educational activity
– Authorship

Significant promotion and spread of the Greek stamp:
– Representation of Greece in international philatelic fora

2011
NICK CARDASSILARIS

Significant services to Hellenic philately:
– Long-standing active presence
– Research and advancement of numerous philatelic subjects

2011
PHILATELIC SOCIETY OF PIRAEUS

Significant services to Hellenic philately:
– Fifty years of philatelic activity

2010
GEORGE DOLIANITIS

Significant services to Hellenic philately:
– Distinguished services to the Olympic philatelic movement

2009
JOHN DAES

Significant services to Hellenic philately:
– Authorship of philatelic studies

2008
ANDREAS ZEIS

Significant services to Hellenic philately:
– Qualitative improvement of philatelic expertise and philatelic transactions

2007
PETROS TIBERIUS

Significant services to Hellenic philately:
– Philatelic educational activity

Significant promotion and spreading of the Greek stamp:
– Editorship of philatelic magazine and authorship of philatelic studies

2006
LOUIS BASEL

Significant promotion and spreading of the Greek stamp:
– Authorship of philatelic studies

2005
ALEXANDER CALLIGAS

Distinguished services to the Hellenic Philatelic Society:
– Valuable long term service

Significant services to Hellenic philately:
– Philatelic educational activity

2004
ANGELOS PAPAIOANNOU

Significant promotion and spreading of the Greek stamp:
– Participation in the Championship Class of world exhibitions with a Greek collection
– Authorship of philatelic studies

2004
NICHOLAS ASIMAKOPULOS

Distinguished services to the Hellenic Philatelic Society:
– Donations

Significant services to Hellenic philately:
– Educational philatelic activity

Significant promotion and spreading of the Greek stamp:
– Participation in the Championship Class of world exhibitions with a Greek collection
– Authorship of philatelic studies

2003
MARGARITA KOTOPOULI

Significant services to Hellenic philately:
– Donations, organization of philatelic exhibitions and distinguished participation

2003
ANDREW CRONIN

Significant services to Hellenic philately:
– Philatelic educational activity

Significant promotion and spreading of the Greek stamp:
– Authorship of philatelic studies

2002
PANAYOTIS IOANNIDIS

Distinguished services to the Hellenic Philatelic Society:
– Valuable long term service

Significant services to Hellenic philately:
– Philatelic educational activity

Significant promotion and spreading of the Greek stamp:
– Authorship of philatelic studies

2002
HELLENIC PHILATELIC SOCIETY OF GERMANY

Significant promotion and spreading of the Greek stamp:
– Twenty five years of philatelic activity

2001
PHILATELIC SOCIETY OF THE DODECANESE

Significant promotion and spreading of the Greek Stamp:
– Fifty years of philatelic activity

2000
NORBERT FRENES

Significant promotion and spreading of the Greek stamp:
– Grand Prix Award in international exhibitions with Greek collections

2000
CONSTANTIN MATTHEOS

Significant promotion and spreading of the Greek stamp:
– Grand Prix Award in the Championship Class of a world exhibition with a Greek collection

1999
GERASSIMOS M. ZISSIMATOS

Significant promotion and spreading of the Greek stamp:
– International philatelic exhibiting activity, authorship of studies

1998
HELLENIC PHILATELIC FEDERATION

Significant services to Hellenic philately:
– Fifty years of philatelic activity

1997
GEORGE S. DOUMAS

Significant promotion and spreading of the Greek stamp:
– Creation of philatelic documentaries and films

1996
MIKE A. GODDARD

Significant promotion and spreading of the Greek stamp:
– Organizational activity, authorship of articles and studies on Hellenic philately

1995
PHILATELIC SOCIETY OF LESVOS

Significant services to Hellenic philately:
– Fifty years of philatelic activity

1994
PHILATELIC UNION OF VOLOS

Significant services to Hellenic philately:
– Fifty years of philatelic activity

1993
ORESTES G. VLASTOS

Significant services to Hellenic philately and promotion and spreading of the Greek stamp:
– Establishment of the international homonymous catalogue of stamps and postal history of Greece and Cyprus
– Institution of public auctions of Greek stamps with international reputation

1993
PANDELIS J. DROSSOS

Significant services to the Hellenic philately and promotion and spreading of the Greek stamp:
– Founder of the Hellenic aerophilately
– Freelance journalist in philatelic press in Greece and abroad for 75 years

1992
HELLENIC PHILATELIC SOCIETY OF HOLLAND

Significant services to Hellenic philately:
– Twenty five years of philatelic activity

1991
GEORGE M. BALLIS

Significant services to Hellenic philately:
– Valuable services to Philately and educational and philatelic activity with the establishment and the organizational activity in philatelic exhibitions

1990
CYPRUS PHILATELIC SOCIETY

Significant services to Hellenic philately:
– Twenty five years of philatelic activity

1989
RIENK FEENSTRA

Significant services to Hellenic Philately and promotion and spreading of the Greek stamp:
– Philatelic educational and authorship activity and valuable services to the Hellenic philately in Holland

1988
PHILATELIC SOCIETY OF ATHENS

Significant services to Hellenic philately:
– Fifty years of philatelic activity

1987
PHILATELIC SOCIETY OF HERAKLEION CRETE

Significant services to Hellenic philately:
– Fifty years of philatelic activity

1986
EFSTRATIOS FAIPPEAS

Distinguished services to the H.P.S. and significant services to Hellenic philately:
– Valuable services to the Society and philatelic educational activity

1985
TASSOS

Significant promotion and spreading of the Greek stamp:
– Valuable services to the aesthetic upgrading of the appearance of Greek stamps

1985
ALEXANDROS KOTOPOULIS

Significant services to Hellenic philately:
– Fifty years of promotion and establishment of the branch of Maximaphily

1985
HELLENIC PHILATELIC SOCIETY OF THESSALONIKI

Significant services to Hellenic philately:
– Fifty years of philatelic activity

1985
HELLENIC PHILATELIC SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN

Significant services to Hellenic philately:
– Twenty five years of philatelic activity

1984
SOPHOCLES NICOLAIDES

Distinguished services to the H.P.S. and significant services to Hellenic philately:
– Valuable services in editing the journal “Philotelia”
– Donation of his collection to the Postal and Philatelic Museum
– Educational and philatelic activity

1984
NIA ANDREW STRATOU

Significant services to Hellenic philately:
– Donation of the Postal and Philatelic Museum premises

1984
PHILATELIC SOCIETY OF CORFU

Significant services to Hellenic philately:
– Fifty years of philatelic activity

1984
HELLENIC PHILATELIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA

Significant services to Hellenic philately:
– Twenty five years of philatelic activity