In 1999 Mr Jan. Raschke was awarded the Order of Merit from the Scottish Philatelic Association. The award was in recognition of his work in providing a special first day cover for the issue of 1st April 1970.  He also organised and designed the special cancellation for the 650th Anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Scottish Independence in the Arbroath Abbey.  This cancellation was the first pictorial cancellation to state the place, county and country. Mr Raschke drew the Postmaster General's attention to the fact that the signing in the Abbey was on 6th April and not the 1st. Mr Rashke is pictured receiving his award in Falkirk from Alexander 'Sandy' Forbes of the Dundee Society, watched by Mr Ron Marr - Secretary of Arbroath & District Stamp & Postcard Club.


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