President of the Royal Philatelic Society
Peter Cockburn (1964, Plant Sciences) was recently elected as the President of the Royal Philatelic Society London for the next two years.
He is a leading revenue philatelist whose collection of stamps and covers of South East Asia was sold by Spink in Singapore in 2014. He also collects the postage stamps of the British Military Administration period of Malaya.
The RPSL is the oldest and most prestigious philatelic society in the world with close to 2400 members from over 80 countries. The new premises at 15 Abchurch Lane in the City of London were opened by Her Majesty the Queen in November 2019 and the RPSL will be holding the President’s Dinner at the Guildhall on 25 February 2022 during the London 2022 International Exhibition. The exhibition had to be delayed from 2020, the normal decennial time for this exhibition. Peter was awarded the Society Medal in 2020 for his work leading the Tomorrow’s Royal Appeal which raised £2.5 million for the refurbishment of the City building.
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Published: 8 October 2021