03.10.2018 - Fitting opportunity to thank Michael Sefi

(RPSL) Well over 200 Fellows and Members of The Royal Philatelic Society London came to the first meeting of the new season, which traditionally offers a display from The Royal Philatelic Collection, graciously shown by consent of Her Majesty The Queen. The meeting on 13 September fittingly focused on Great Britain material from the reign of King George V.
It was the King’s passion for stamps – not only those of Great Britain, but also those of the British Commonwealth - that inspired him to turn the Royal Philatelic Collection to become the unique record of the stamp issues that it nowadays is.
The occasion was made more special by the fact that, after being 16 years in the position, Michael Sefi LVO RDP FRPSL FRPSC was retiring as Keeper of The Royal Philatelic Collection. He was thanked for all he had done to display parts of the Collection at exhibitions across the world, entries that many people enjoyen.
In expressing his own thanks, Patrick Maselis RDP FRPSL presented Michael with stamps from Belgium that bore his photograph.

Michael Sefi LVO RDP FRPSL FRPSC (centre) with his wife Harriet receives a sheet of stamps from Belgium bearing his picture; they are handed over by Patrick Maselis RDP FRPSL, President of The Royal Philatelic Society London.