This spot in the News section is where you will find out which Society members and their Exhibits have done particularly well at recent stamp shows. We will include speakers, those whose exhibits have won Grand, Reserve Grand or Best type in show awards, those whose exhibits have won the USPCS Medal and, for WSP shows, those who have receive a gold medal.
For all winners, please go to the APS site www.stamps.org.
The APS Winter Show, in conjunction with the Southeast Stamp Show, took place in Atlanta on Jan. 29-31 and several Society members figured quite prominently there. On Friday, Gordon Eubanks gave a very well-attended and thoroughly enjoyable talk entitled “Exhibiting Techniques: Lessons Learned in the Trenches.” On the exhibiting side, this show features the annual Champion of Champions competition for both single frame exhibits and most popular exhibits, pitting the winners from all WSP shows during the calendar year 2015 against each other. It also has a large open competition among 51 single frame exhibits, and a competition among multi-frame exhibits other than traditional and postal history. Several Society members took part in the SF C of C. Unfortunately, the winner was not a society maker, but you can see the entire palmares, including the SF C of C winner and all those who finished second, at http://stamps.org/userfiles/file/wsp/ameristamp16.pdf. In the large, open single frame competition, two Society members took the two Reserve Grand awards (award shown above). Mark Schwartz, with his “Boston’s ‘Paid in Grid’ Cancels on the U.S. Imperforate issues“; and Tim Wait with his “1862 Insurance Tax.” In this competition, because of its size, both the Grand award winner and the two Reserve Grand winners are now eligible for next year’s SF C of C. Good luck to Tim and Mark next year in Reno.
There were several multi-frame exhibits in special categories (not postal history or traditional exhibits), Ed Andrews won the overall Multi-Frame Grand for his “Hitler Youth – The Generations of Lost Innocence.” Bill Schultz won for the Best Postcard exhibit for “Toll Gates and Toll Houses – Their Progression on Postcards.” Congratulations to Ed and Bill.
Sandical was held on January 22-24. Congratulations go to Richard Malmgren for winning the Grand award for his “Hawaiian Postal History” exhibit, and to Matt Kewriga, who won the Reserve Grand for “Danish West Indies Foreign Mail, 1748-UPU.” The Single-Frame Grand (and a gold medal) went to Howard Green for “Handstamped Confederate Rates”. Bill Mooz won the Society medal (and a gold medal) with “Newspaper & Periodical Stamps, 1875-1895.” Gold medals were won by Larry Haller for “U.S. Hand Applied Flag Cancellations, 1852-1949”; and H. James Maxwell for “Mail Slips: 1912-1929”.
Sarasota National Stamp Exhibition
During the weekend of Feb. 5-7, the Sarasota show hosted the American Revenue Association, the State Revenue Society and the U.S. Possessions Philatelic Society. Mark Schwartz won the Reserve Grand and the USPCS Medal for his exhibit “The Postal History of Salem, Mass.: Domestic Mail through Sept. 1883 (Act of 1863), Foreign Mail up to UPU” (photo of Mark with Liz Hisey, Show Chair). Other members winning gold medals included Bob Rose for his “New Jersey Stampless Covers: Handstamp Postal Markings 1775-1855; Bill Schultz for “Domestic Rates – U.S.P.O. Acts of 1792 to 1863; Robert Hohertz for “Revenue Imprinted Paper of the Spanish American War Tax Era”; and Ralph Nafziger for “The 3c 1948 Palomar Mountain Observatory Issue.” For single frame exhibits, Bob Rose and his wife Ellen won a gold medal for “Utica, New York’s Handstamped Postal Markings 1798-1855; and Gary Hendren won gold for “St. Louis Pioneer Air Mail – October 4-8, 1911.