Special Award for Richard West


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14 December 2022
The special award from Stamp Active is for services to youth philately

Stamp Active has rewarded Richard West’s 50 years of service to youth philately with a special Bill Hart Award.

Richard, a regular contributor to Stamp Collector magazine, was presented with a certificate and a 180th-anniversary Wyon Medal by John Davies, Immediate Past Chairman of Stamp Active, at a meeting of the Royal Philatelic Society London in December.

Richard West MBE, FRPSL, has been involved in youth philately since 1972, when he first joined the Melville Memorial Committee. He has since given continuous service to the evolving National Youth Stamp Group and now the Stamp Active Network.

His principal role has been as organiser and judge for the national youth stamp competitions. He is an International Youth Judge and a member of the FIP Youth Commission for GB. 

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‘There is no more deserving individual than Richard for this award,’ said Susan Henderson, Chair of Stamp Active

‘The Bill Hart award recognises outstanding service to youth philately in Great Britain. He has done a tremendous job in encouraging children to achieve high levels for a long time and we greatly appreciate all he has done.’