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Several new exhibits have been added to the website, including Bill Gross’ “United States: The 1847 Issue.” Arguably the best exhibit of this issue ever put together, it contains many of the iconic 1847 items and has won two large golds in International competition. We have also added Vern Morris’ 2006 Champion of Champions winner “Fighting the Fed in Philadelphia” and an updated version of Gordon Eubanks’ 2012 Champion of Champions (and also International large gold) “First Federally Issued Postage Stamps“. Other newly-added WSP Gold award-winning exhibits include Dwayne Littauer’s “Pre-U.P.U. Rates Between U.S. and The German States“; Peter DuPuy’s “The 30c and 90c U.S. 1861 Issue“; Columbian Stamp Company’s “Columbian Exposition 1893 Exhibit“; Six of Bill Ainsworth’s Lincoln Exhibits; and Edward Field’s “Colored Cancels on the U.S. Stamps of 1869.”
St. Louis Stamp Expo
At the St. Louis Stamp Expo on April 1-3, Leonard Hartman took a gold and the Reserve Grand with his exhibit “De La Rue Stamps for the Confederate States of America.” He also won the prestigious APS Research Medal. Deane R. Briggs won gold and the SF Grande for his “Confederate Florida Provisional Usage.” Randy Neil (pictured) won gold and the USPCS Medal for his “Confederate States of America: The 10-Cent Steel Plate Issues, 1863-1865”, along with the AAPE Award for Plans & Headings; the APS pre-1900 award; the American Philatelic Congress Award for Excellence in Text.
Members winning gold medals for their exhibits included Larry Nix for “America’s Library – The Library of Congress” (and the Display Championship); Bruce Roberts for “Arkansas 1861-1865: A Divided Postal System” (and the Chicago Collectors’ Club Philatelic Exhibitor’s Award); Wayne Farley for “Independent State and Confederate Mail of West Virginia”; Wayne Youngblood for his SFE “Lost Almost; The Los Alamos, NM, Post Office and WWII”; Gary G. Hendren for his SFE “St. Louis Pioneer Air Mail, Oct 4-8, 1911”; James C. Cate for his SFE “Confederate Military Mail – Chattanooga 1862-1864”. Other medal winners include Gregory Scott Ward, with a vermeil medal for “Use of U.S. Parcel Post Stamps, 1913-1926”, and Kenneth B. Gilbert with a vermeil medal for “Landpost ‘ueber Lehrte'”,
At the Plymouth Show in Westland, Michigan, Les Lanphear III won the Grand Award for his exhibit “U.S. Departmental, 1873 to 1884; he also won the APS Research Award. Jim Pullin won a gold medal for “Pioneer Steamers of the North Atlantic 1818-1849”; he also won the APS Pre-1900 award and the Collectors Club of Chicago Award. John Bowman won gold for his single frame “2c ‘Liberty Head’ U.S. Revenue Tax Stamp 1875-1883. No USPCS Medal was awarded at this show.
WestPex was held on April 29-May 1. Society member Alfredo Frohlich took the Reserve Grand, gold medal and the medal for Outstanding Study of South & Central American Philately from COLOMPHIL for his “Republic of Colombia, International Mail, 1886-1899. Richard Taschenberg won the USPCS Medal, a gold medal, and the UPSS Single Frame Award for his single frame “The 30 Cent Nesbitt Envelopes of 1865.”
Members winning gold medals for multi-frame exhibits included Stephen S. Washburne for “Portuguese Postal Cards of the Empire” (also The Best Multi-Frame Exhibit – Continental Portugal, Azores and Madeira), Henry Marquez for “Peru 1896-1927” (also the AAPE Heading and Plan Award), and John Birkinbine II for “Inauguration and Evolution of the New 1855 Ten-cent Trans-continental Rate from the U.S. West Coast” (also the APS Research Medal and the AAPE Creativity Award). Single-frame gold medal winners included Dan Undersander for “Black Jack Envelopes and Wrappers”, and Ian C. Gibson-Smith for “The Hong Kong ‘China’ Overprinted Postal Stationery” (also the SESCAL Award of Merit). Other medal winners included Philiip J. Candreva with a vermeil medal and the AAPE Novice Award for “Real Photo Postcards of the Hotel Del Monte”, and Stephen C. Washburne with a silver medal for his single-frame “Portuguese Boas Festas Cards: The Beginning Years”.
When someone joins the Society, we capture a lot of information about him or her. While this is primarily used for internal USPCS purposes, some of it has historically been listed in the Member’s Directory (Member access-only), unless members ask us not to.
We recently changed the Member Profile page to give you more flexibility in what information you do or do not want shared with other members. To see how this works, visit the “Your Profile” page (you must be logged in to do this) at http://www.uspcs.org/member-settings/ to see your personal Member Settings. At the bottom, you will see a number of public/private options for each type of information in your profile. Only those where you click “public” will be listed in the Members Directory.
Only 3 Seats Left! – On Friday, June 3, 2016, the Society will host a dinner at 6PM at Michael’s, 24 W. 55th Street in New York. To receive tickets, you must pay in advance ($160 per person). Please send a check to Mike Plett at 2855 Willowmere Woods Dr, Vienna VA 22180-7080; or by PayPal to email@example.com. There are only 100 seats for the dinner and more than half have already been paid for, so please reserve your seats now.
Jim Allen (photo) and John Barwis take Grand awards at Aripex and Texpex, respectively. News of other members winners at these shows and at Garfield-Perry below…
At the Aripex show the weekend of Feb. 19, our own Jim Allen won the Grand award with his “The First United States 12¢ Stamp Series of 1851-1861.” Congratulations Jim! And right behind him with the Reserve Grand was Dale Forster with “Australian Colonies – USA Mail”. Gary Hendren won the Single Frame Reserve Grand award with his “St. Louis Pioneer Air Mail – October 4-8, 1911”. The USPCS Medal was won by Larry Lyons and his exhibit of “Hussey’s Post”. Multi frame gold medals were taken by Society members Les Lanphear and the “United States Penalty Clause Mail: The Classic Period”; John Birkinbine II with “Pioneer Arizona Area Classics, 1783 – 1870”; Bill Dipaolo with “The Prexie Coils” ; Larry Haber and “The Half-Penny (decimal) Machin”; Alfredo Frohlich and “Colombia, First Perforated Issue, 1883”; and Edwin J. Andrews and “The Life of Jan Christiaan Smuts. Soldier – Statesman – Scholar”. Quite an array of great exhibits at Aripex from Society members.
Our own President, John Barwis, took the Grand award on Feb. 27 with his new exhibit “Carrying the Mail from Victoria.” Matt Kewriga won his second Reserve Grand in two months with “Danish West Indies Foreign Mail: 1748-UPU.” David Willig won the Society medal for “U.S. 19th Century Brown Postal Markings: Are They Really Brown or Something Else?” David’s exhibit also won the JCM Cryer Cup for the Best 19th Century U.S. or Confederate Exhibit (See photo).
The USPCS Medal (and a gold medal) was won at Garfield-Perry’s March Party by Bob Meegan with “United States Domestic Letter Rates, Act of 1792 through the Act of 1872.” (see photo). Other members who took home gold medals include Ken Nilsestuen with “Minnesota Territorial Centennial Stamp – 1949”, Roger Rhoads with “Chicago: House of Blues – Chicago Blue Cancellations and Markings on the First Postal Card” and Eigil Trondsen with two exhibits – “Cunard Line: The Ships and the Transatlantic Mail 1840-1867, the Monopoly Years” and “Norway Registered Mail 1800-1951.”