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Reinaldo macedo is invited to sign the Roll of distinguished philatelists

The Former President of FEBRAF and current member of the Board, Reinaldo Estevão de Macedo, was invited to sign the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists - RDP. The oldest and highest honor bestowed on a philatelist in the world. Macedo will be only the second Brazilian philatelist to participate in the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists, being preceded by Paulo Comelli (im memoriam), who joined the list in 2007.

The invitation to sign the RDP recognizes achievements, research, publications, and service in many areas of philately. The Roll was instituted in Harrogate in May 1921 and His Majesty King George V's signature appears on it as its first signatory.

In 2022, Reinaldo Macedo will be accompanied by the following philatelists:

Dr. Bruno Crevato-Selvaggi, RDP, FRPSL (Italy)

Reinaldo Estevão de Macedo, RDP, FRPSL (Brazil)

Hugh V. Feldman, RDP, FRPSL (United Kingdom)

Malcolm Groom, RDP, FRPSL (Australia)

Patricia Stilwell Walker, RDP, FRPSL (USA)

In its official announcement, the RPSL described Reinaldo Macedo's philatelic curriculum:

Since 2013 Reinaldo Estevão de Macedo has been committed to the promotion of Brazilian philately through international exhibitions, symposiums and philatelic presentations. Brasiliana 2013 (held in Rio de Janeiro) and Brasilia 2017 (in Brasilia) attracted a significant international participation from over 60 countries and their success was substantially due to the organisational leadership of Reinaldo. In 2016, he was elected a Vice-President for the Americas of the FIP (Fédération Internationale de Philatélie), the international philatelic governing body. His accomplishments have included being commissioner for Brazil, jury member for a large number of exhibitions and member of the expert team, jury secretary and he has acted as consultant for FIP and FIAF exhibitions.
Reinaldo is a collector of a wide range of subjects, with a specialisation in postal stationery and thematic philately, for which his exhibits have gained high international awards. He also has a collection of postal history and his exhibit of “Secured delivery in Brazilian mail 1798-1900” and “Constitutionalist Revolution of São Paulo – 1932” demonstrate his wide areas of interest and knowledge. He is always ready to share his deep knowledge of many aspects of Brazilian philately and postal history.
His leadership role in Brazilian philately is no small accomplishment given the size of Brazil and the demographics and economics of the country.The wide dispersal of its collector base means that Brazil was already a leader in on-line symposia and presentations before such methods became more commonly used.Reinaldo and others have widely supported aspects of the hobby such as thematic and topical classes in order to attract the typical collector base in the country.

This year's signing ceremony, on the occasion of the 101st anniversary of the Roll's first signatories, will take place at 5.30 pm on Monday 21 February 2022 at the Royal Philatelic Society London, 15 Abchurch Lane, London EC4N 7BW, during the London 2022 Exhibition.

The ceremony will be broadcast live via Zoom so it can be seen by a worldwide audience. These are the login details:


Time: Feb 21, 2022 5pm London (GMT)

Meeting ID: 893 1647 5246

Passcode: RDP@2022

We congratulate our former President Reinaldo Macedo for this prestigious recognition.



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