The medal was authorized by the Berlin Philatelic Club (Berliner Philatelisten-Klub) in 1905 in honor of noted philatelist Judge Carl Lindenberg.
Carl Lindenberg (1850–1928), a judge and major stamp collector in Germany, began collecting at age seven in 1857, headed the Berliner Philatelisten-Klub, and initiated the Lindenberg medal in 1905. He was instrumental in exposing Fouré’s forgeries of German postal stationery and in giving the Reichsmuseum a cover with the Moldavian Bulls.
Recipients of the medal include:
- Edward Denny Bacon (England)
- Dr. F. Diena (Italy)
- M. Hancian (Belgium)
- Major E. B. Evans (England)
- M. P. Castle (England)
- Hans Kropf (Austria)
- Pierre Mahe (France)
- Franz Kalckhoff (Germany)
- Judge V. Suppantschitsch (Austria)
- Dr. José Marcó del Pont (Argentine)
- August Dietz (USA)
- Wolfgang Hellrigl
- Carroll Chase (USA)
- John Robert Boker, Jr. (USA)
- Herbert J. Bloch (USA)
- Soichi Ichida (Japan)
- Emilio Diena (Italy)
- Enzo Diena (Italy)
- Charles Lathrop Pack (USA)
- Walter Dorning Beckton (England)
- A.M. Tracey Woodward
- Horst Hille: Pioniere der Philatelie. Verlag Phil*Creativ, Schwalmtal, Germany 1995, ISBN 3-928277-17-0, page 11
- "W. Hellrigl Received the Lindenberg-Medal".
- Who Was Who in British Philately, Association of British Philatelic Societies, 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. Archived here.