The Devonshire Bowl


From the left, Alan Holyoake RDP FRPSL, the winner Richard Hobbs, Patrick Maselis RDP FRPSL and the runner-up, Peter Cockburn FRPSL. – Photo: John Ray.

The winner of the Devonshire Bowl was Richard Hobbs with his exhibit “British Propaganda Envelopes of the 19th Century” and Peter Cockburn was the runner-up and recipient of the Devonshire Plate with his exhibit “The De La Rue Foreign Bill Stamps of Ceylon”. 


No event took place in 2019 due to the relocation of the Society to Abchurch Lane, and the event was not able to be held in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2022, the Winner was Chris King RDP Hon. FRPSL, who was awarded the “Devonshire Bowl”, and the Runner Up was Philip Waud FRPSL, who was awarded the “Devonshire Plate”. Both of these trophies will be engraved and held on display at the Royal.

(left) Chris King receiving the Devonshire Bowl from Peter Cockburn and Alan Holyoake.
(right) Philip Waud receiving the Devonshire Plate from Alan Holyoake.
(photographs courtesy of John Ray)


The winner of the Devonshire Bowl was Chris Symonds exhibiting "GB - The Victorian 5 Shilling Postage Stamps 1867 - 1901"
The Runner Up, who won the Devonshire Plate, was Jiří Kraus exhibiting "Dr Vaclav Vojtech - The First Czech in Antarctica"
The winners were also presented with a bottle of Lanson Black Label Brut champagne by Alan Holyoake RDP FRPSL

Chris Symonds receiving the Devonshire Bowl from Alan Holyoake and the President, Mike Roberts

Jiří Kraus receiving the Devonshire Plate from the President, Mike Roberts

Chris Symonds and Jiří Kraus with their bottles of champagne
(photographs courtesy of John Ray)