Omaha Stamp Show
At the Omaha Stamp Show on Sept. 10-11, Society member Tim Wait won a gold medal, the Reserve Grand Award, and the USSS Statue of Freedom Award for his exhibit “U.S. Civil War Documentary Stamp Taxes 1862-1872.” Other members winning gold medals were Ralph Nafziger for “The 3¢ 1948 Oregon Territory Issue”, Mark Schwartz for “The First US International (UPU) Postal Card and its Forerunners” (Mark also won the U.S. Philatelic Classics Society Medal); Bob Hohertz for his single frame “The Ten Cent Prexie – Solo Uses and Misuses” and Bob Hohertz again for his single frame “Revenue Imprinted Parlor Car Tickets 1898-1902”, which also won the American Revenue Association Award; Gary G. Hendren for his single frame “St Louis Pioneer Air Mail, Oct 4-8, 1911”; and Tim Wait again for “2¢ Blue Liberty Tax Stamp 1875-1883.” A vermeil medal was won in Omaha by Ed Andrews for his “The Eagle in Wreath Issue: The First Gold Currency Stamps of Poland”.
SESCAL was held in Los Angeles on September 23-25. Society members took two of the top four awards. Les Lanphear III won the multi-frame Reserve Grand award with “U.S. Departmentals 1873-1884” and Matt Kewriga won the single frame Reserve Grand with “US 1870 2 Cent Jackson Bank Note: From Model To Complete Die.”
Other members winning gold medals included Jim Allen for “The First United States 12 Cent Stamp Series of 1851 – 1861” (also the APS Medal of Excellence: Pre 1900, the AAPE Award for Plans and Headings Excellence, and the Lynn Warm Griffiths Memorial Award); Ed Field for his SFE “Use of $5 Stamps To Pay Registry Surcharges On Transfer of Securities: 1933 – 45”; Mark Schwartz for his SFE “The “Special Arrangement” Between Liverpool and the U. S. – 1843 – 1848″; and Fran Adams for his SFE “The United Nations and Palestine: 1947 – 1951.”
Winning a vermeil medal was member Brian Clague for his “British Medicine Duty Stamps.”
At IndyPex on Oct. 7-9, three Society members won Gold medals. William Maddocks won for “The Kingdom of Serbia, 1882-1921” (also the J. David Baker Postal History Award) and William Maddocks won again for “The Postal System in Bosnia-Herxegovinia, 1878-1919” (also the APS Research Award). Janet Klug won for her SFE “The Devil in a Bottle” (also the AAPE Creativity Award).
Winning a Vermeil medal was Janet Klug for her SFE “I’ll Be Seeing’ Ya… Five Years as a POW in Stalag VIII-B”